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June 28, 2012, 9:55 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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Apple Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield retiring, Dan Riccio taking position  —  Apple just announced in a press release this evening that its Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield will be retiring.  Check out the full press release after the break:
Royal Pingdom:
Pinterest has overtaken Tumblr in the United States  —  The Web has been abuzz about Pinterest for a while now.  There is, shall we say, a great interest in Pinterest.  So much interest, it turns out, that Pinterest in all likelihood is now getting more traffic than Tumblr in the United States.
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.
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 …
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 …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Instagram moves closer to the Web, overhauls page design to allow likes and comments from the browser  —  To our surprise, Instagram has quietly updated its Web presence to allow for comments and likes (example).  More than anything else, this move, which the company calls “the new Photo Page …
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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.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Gmail Now Has 425 Million Users, Google Apps Used By 5 Million Businesses And 66 Of The Top 100 Universities  —  Google announced that Gmail now has 425 Million users at its annual Google I/O developer conference today.  It's being used by government agencies in 45 states and 66 …

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