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June 27, 2012, 1:25 PM

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Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Live from Google I/O 2012, day one  —  “We partnered with a great company, Asus, to help us build that device.  The Nexus 7.”  “We wanted you to be delighted when you access this content.”  “We wanted to design a Google experience that is optimized around all this content on Google Play.”
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Google: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming to Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom mid-July  —  As is the norm for developer summits, Google's kicking off I/O with a keynote highlighting whatever the heck it wants to.  Jelly Bean is, of course, one of the big topics of discussion at today's session …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook Plans to Speed Up its iPhone App  —  Facebook's iPhone app is slow.  Often painfully slow.  —  On the iTunes app store, out of 38,000 reviews, more than 21,000 customers have given the app a measly single star.  Users repeatedly describing the app as: slow, crashes, stinks, fail and “is always loading.”
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
With Sights Dead Set on the Living Room, Google Debuts A Streaming Media Device  —  The battle for your living room rages on.  Touting consoles, boxes and premium content delivery services, companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Amazon continue to jockey for digital supremacy.
Ricardo Bilton / VentureBeat:
Google reveals the Google Nexus Q: a $299 social media streamer powered by Android  —  Not content with tablets and smartphones, Google is taking its Nexus brand to speakers with the Nexus Q.  —  Called the first “social streaming player” the Nexus Q allows users to play music, videos, and YouTube clips from the cloud.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm Suddenly Resigns  —  Philipp Humm, the CEO of T-Mobile USA, has suddenly resigned, according to the company.  —  Jim Alling, T-Mobile's COO, will take over his duties while a search is under way.  —  In a statement, the company said that Humm is going to pursue …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
How Apple won a ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1  —  A zig-zag path to victory in a landmark patent infringement case  —  FORTUNE — On Tuesday, a U.S. district court granted Apple's (AAPL) request for a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 — the tablet computer that most closely resembles Apple's iPad.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Cameron Summerson / Android Police:
Nexus 7 Shows Its Face Ahead Of Today's Announcement  —  We've been hearing about the mysterious “Google tablet” for months now and, more recently, have seen quite a bit of supporting evidence that it will be called the Nexus 7.  We've even seen the back and sides of the device.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Strategy Analytics: Apple Has Shipped 250M iPhones, Made $150B In Revenues In The Past 5 Years  —  We know that Apple has been making a killing from the iPhone, with the device reigning as the single-most popular smartphone in a number of markets — despite Android-based handsets collectively having a bigger lead.
Benjamin Jackson / BuzzFeed:
What Developers Thought About WWDC  —  A look at what Apple really did last week.  —  Image by AFP / Getty Images  —  It's been a couple weeks since the close of the Apple World Wide Developer Conference (depending on who you ask, also known as the World Wide Denny's Conference or World Wide Drinking Competition).
Mark Milian / Bloomberg Tech Blog:
Waze to Drive Its Social GPS Software Into Cars This Year  —  Waze's free app for iPhones and Android devices has 19 million users.  —  Waze, which makes one of the most popular GPS applications for smartphones, is planning to break into a platform it hopes will provide greater fuel for its business: the car.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Introducing the Photos app for Windows 8 … We take a lot of photos that end up in a lot of different places.  Some are on our PCs, others end up on a photo sharing service like Flickr or Facebook, and even more are on our phones—sometimes indefinitely.  How and where we store and share photos …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Sirius XM Radio, Howard Stern coming to Google TV  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc is getting help from shock jock Howard Stern to revive its Internet TV software, which has languished since its debut 19 months ago.  —  Satellite radio provider Sirius XM will make all of its programming available on Google TV …
Bill Davidow / The Atlantic Online:
What Happened to Silicon Values?  —  Compare Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page to the founders of Hewlett Packard and Intel, and you'll find a paradigm shift as to how the tech industry treats its customers.  —  The Facebook IPO brought with it a flood of questions about how Silicon Valley has changed over the decades.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
European court upholds Microsoft antitrust fine, cuts it down ever so slightly to $1.1 billion  —  In the latest chapter of its long fight against a EU antitrust probe, software giant Microsoft has seen its request to void an earlier imposed fine of 899 million euros declined by Europe's second-highest court.
Daniel Ruby / Localytics:
App Retention Increasing; iPhone Crushes Android  —  In great news for the mobile app market, app retention rates are improving as app publishers shift from an early focus on “downloads” to more mature customer acquisition and retention models.  The overall app industry improved retention rates 19% over the last year.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Ad Age Survey: Marketers Love Facebook, But Many Have No Idea If Their Ads Work  —  One in Three Aren't Convinced Facebook is Useful in Driving Purchase Intent  —  When it comes to Facebook, the nation's marketers have reached an overwhelming consensus: you simply have to be there.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Battery Ventures Jump-Starts Avalara With $20 Million in Capital  —  Retailers often have a hard time figuring out how much customers need to pay in sales tax.  —  Not only does it depend on what state or country the customer lives in, but now consumers are also increasingly shopping on the phone …
More: GeekWire
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Startup Blue Jeans Networks Nabs $25 Million And Launches A Cool New Service  —  Blue Jeans Networks is absolutely kicking butt in the enterprise video-conferencing scene.  —  Today it announced a third round of financing for $25 million from its previous VC investors, NEA, Accel and Norwest Venture Partners.
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
An App Keeps Spies Away from Your iPhone  —  A cryptography pioneer offers a simple way to fight electronic surveillance.  —  Anytime you use your phone to make a call or send an e-mail or text message, there's a chance it will be intercepted by someone who has access—legal or otherwise—to your providers' servers.
More: BGR
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
Former DailyCandy CEO unveils stealth-mode startup LinkSmart  —  Clicking around the Web, you've likely noticed those links in articles that lead to ads or commerce sites.  But LinkSmart, a Boulder, Colo.-based startup launching Wednesday out of stealth mode, has a plan to use in-text links …

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