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June 29, 2012, 5:30 AM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
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.
Laura June / The Verge:
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Nexus 7 review  —  GOOGLE'S NEXUS 7 AIMS FOR THE KINDLE FIRE AND IPAD — BUT CAN A TRUE ANDROID TABLET FINALLY MAKE A DENT?  —  Google's Nexus 7 tablet is not exactly a surprise.  Nor is the fact that I'm able to work on a review of the product just hours after the device was announced.
More: Engadget
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 …
More: Forbes
Craig McLuckie / 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 …
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.
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
Does Google Have Any Social Skills at All?  —  Google revealed a lot at Google I/O: a shimmering tablet at a good price, a sci-fi home theater orb, seriously sophisticated search, and Jelly Beans.  It also revealed an unsettling lack of human understanding.  —  We've had privacy concerns before, but could it be more?
Jon Orlin / TechCrunch:
How Google Pulled Off Their Live Video Skydiving With Glasses Demo  —  Google won the Internet by pulling off a truly impressive Google Glass skydiving stunt, twice, during their I/O event.  Skydivers in wingsuits 4,000 feet above San Francisco delivered the high tech glasses to the Moscone stage …
More: CNET
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Is your new MacBook Air crashing frequently?  Blame Google Chrome  —  Several users on Apple's Support Communities have reported that their new MacBook Air has been crashing frequently, and in most cases have pinned Google Chrome to be the main cause.  Luckily all of our speculation …
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:
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Mobile Ads Begin to Click  —  Majority of Revenue on Social Network Comes from Phones; One Advertiser Calls Results Staggering  —  Twitter Inc. is showing early signs of success selling advertising on mobile devices, an area that is bedeviling Internet companies including Facebook Inc. and Google Inc.
Chris Wickham / Reuters:
Scientists develop spray-on battery  —  (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States have developed a paint that can store and deliver electrical power just like a battery.  —  Traditional lithium-ion batteries power most portable electronics.  They are already pretty compact but limited to rectangular or cylindrical blocks.
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 …
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.

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