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June 28, 2012, 6:15 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 …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
RIM's Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013  —  RIM has just released their Q1 2013 financials, and they're about as bleak as the company expected.  The Canadian company reported a loss of $518 million (which breaks down to $0.99/share diluted) on revenues of $2.8 billion.
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.
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Some Impressions and Benchmarks from Chrome on iOS  —  Earlier today, Google announced Chrome for iOS (iPhone and iPad), and thanks to Richard Gaywood finding a direct link to the App Store, I got the chance to play around with it in-between a busy schedule of sessions and meetings at I/O 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Springpad wants to organize your Facebook Timeline  —  Note-taking service Springpad wants access to your Facebook profile.  Why?  It wants to scrape all of those random “likes” of movies, music, restaurants and TV shows scattered throughout your Timeline and organize them into notebooks …

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