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June 28, 2012, 6:35 PM

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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.
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 …
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.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
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.
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.
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.
More: eWeek and PE Hub Blog
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.
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.
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 …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Hulu lands major HBO deal... in Japan  —  Hulu just announced a major content partnership with HBO for its Japanese subscription service that will make episodes of shows like Entourage, Sex and the City and The Sopranos available to Japanese audiences.  Shows will be available on Hulu Japan …
More: Hulu Blog
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.
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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