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June 28, 2012, 5:40 PM

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WSJ Live Blog: Blackberry Maker RIM's Earnings Call  —  The grim news continues from BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.  Today it reported its first quarterly operating loss in seven years, as revenue fell 33% from a year earlier.  And it will be laying off 5,000 jobs-about one-third of its workforce …
Laura June / The Verge:
Google announces Chrome for iPhone and iPad, available today  —  On stage at Google I/O, Brian Rakowski, Vice President of the Chrome division at Google has just announced Chrome for iPhone and iPad.  It's something iOS users have been asking for for a very long time, and plenty of people will be happy.
BuzzFeed:
The Problem With Chrome For iOS  —  Don't get me wrong, I would love Chrome on my iPhone and iPad.  But Chrome for iOS isn't really Chrome — it's a much slower version of Mobile Safari.  —  Facebook revealed yesterday that it is finally making a real, fully native iOS app.
Scott Knaster / Google Developers Blog:
Google Compute Engine: Computing without limits  —  Over the years, Google has built some of the most high performing, scalable and efficient data centers in the world by constantly refining our hardware and software.  Since 2008, we've been working to open up our infrastructure to outside developers …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Google launches alleged Amazon Web Services killer, but lacks maturity, options  —  Summary: Google has thrown down a Amazon Web Services challenge, but has a way to go to match its rival on breadth and depth.  —  Google launched Compute Engine Infrastructure as a Service in a bid …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hands On With Google Drive On iOS  —  As promised at this morning's Google I/O conference, Google has launched a version of its Google Drive application on iOS today, which offers native support for the service formerly known as Google Docs on both iPhone and iPad.
Bloomberg:
Apple Said To Prepare ITunes Changes To Improve Sharing  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans an overhaul of iTunes that would mark one of the largest changes to the world's biggest music store since its 2003 debut, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Supreme Court Disappoints Facebook, LinkedIn, Zynga and Yahoo  —  Supreme Court disappointed Obamacare haters and tech firms today  —  The big Supreme Court news today is that Obamacare got five thumbs up from the Court, meaning the president probably did this at some point this morning.
Reuters:
China to launch Netflix-like movie service  —  (Reuters) - The government-run China Movie Channel will launch an online service like Netflix in China this year, promising a big new revenue source for Hollywood from streaming its films and TV shows to subscribers in the world's most populous nation.
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
Megaupload Search Warrants Ruled Illegal by High Court  —  A case that seemed, just 5 months ago, to be a veritable David and Goliath fight is certainly living up to its billing.  —  The battle between Megaupload (David) and the US Government and the MPAA (Goliath) started out with a flurry …
Barry Collins / PC Pro:
Why Microsoft killed the Windows Start button  —  Microsoft claims it took the controversial decision to remove the Start button from the traditional Windows desktop because people had stopped using it.  —  The lack of a Start button on the Windows 8 desktop has been one of the most divisive elements of the new user interface.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Rupert Murdoch Announces The News Corp. Divorce: The Full Memo  —  Here's Rupert Murdoch's official “internal” announcement explaining the News Corp. split.  —  The important stuff:  — Murdoch will remain CEO of both the publishing business and the entertainment business.
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Verizon's ‘Share Everything’ plans are now available  —  As promised, Verizon's new “Share Everything” plans have launched today.  The new packages let you share voice, text messages, and data across multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets.  The plans will cost you between $50 and $100 …
More: 9to5Mac
Kathleen De Vere / Inside Mobile Apps:
Full-service publisher Yodo1 wants to help Western developers crack China  —  Startup mobile publisher Yodo1 wants to be the partner of choice for Western mobile developers looking to take their games to China.  —  The Bejing-based company is coming out of stealth today …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
National Weather Service to send severe weather warnings directly to smartphones  —  Starting today, the National Weather Service (NWS) will send severe weather warnings to smartphone users in the path of dangerous conditions.  The Wireless Emergency Alerts system will notify people of approaching tornadoes …

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