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June 28, 2012, 4:55 PM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
RIM Earnings: Oh, the Humanity!  —  It's no secret that Research In Motion's latest earnings were going to be terrible, but my God these are bad enough for Canada to declare June 28th a National Day of Mourning.  —  Posting financials after market close Thursday, RIM reported a gruesome …
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 …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Nexus 7 review: the best $200 tablet you can buy  —  In 2008, when the Eee PC was revolutionizing the computing world and driving every manufacturer to make cheaper and smaller laptops, Sony washed its hands of the whole thing.  The “race to the bottom,” the company said …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Google announces offline editing for Docs, available later today  —  We're live at day two of I/O and the theme of this keynote is all about “Going Google.”  With this focus on Mountain View's various cloud-based apps, Clay Bavar, Director of Product Management for Google Apps, announced that Docs will now work offline for editing.
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.
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.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft details its Windows 8 upgrade plans  —  Summary: Microsoft is getting closer to the Windows 8 finish line, and is finalizing details like its upgrade paths from older Windows releases to the coming version.  —  Microsoft has shared with select partners some specifics …
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.
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 …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Google Nexus Q media streamer: first impressions and video  —  One of Google's surprises yesterday was the Nexus Q media streamer, a product that sees the company expanding into the living room with its own branded hardware.  The Nexus Q differs from competing devices in that it only serves as a conduit.
Reuters:
Exclusive: China to launch Netflix-like movie service  —  (Reuters) - The government-run China Movie Channel will launch an online service like Netflix Inc 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.
More: Variety
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.
Peter Ha / TechCrunch:
Project Glass Is The Future Of Google  —  Over the last few years one could easily say that Google had lost their way.  They were no longer known for search.  Somehow they'd turned into a company that acquired a series of nonsensical entities, launched half baked products that eventually hit …
Reuters:
Qualcomm restructures to help protect patents  —  (Reuters) - Cellphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc is changing its internal structure to protect its technology licensing business by creating a new subsidiary that will work on open source wireless developments.

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