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June 29, 2012, 1:05 PM

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Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Exclusive: Microsoft tie-up, network sale among RIM options: sources  —  (Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd's board is under mounting pressure to consider unpalatable options such as selling its network business or forming an alliance with Microsoft Corp after the Blackberry maker again delayed …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Chrome for iOS hits No.1 in Apple's App Store  —  Google's Chrome browser quickly became one of the most popular desktop Web browsers in the world, and now Google has its sites set on mobile.  The app just launched for the iPhone and iPad earlier today and after a few short hours of availability …
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Minneapolis street test: Google gets a B+, Apple's Siri gets a D  —  1,600 questions — 800 in a quiet room, 800 in a noisy street  —  FORTUNE — Pi per Jaffray's Gene Munster is nothing if not methodical.  When customers queue up for a new Apple (AAPL) product, he's the analyst who goes to the line and counts heads.
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.
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.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Adobe confirms it won't support Flash on Android 4.1, stops new Flash installs from Google Play on August 15th  —  Adobe was very public about dropping mobile Flash last fall.  In case that wasn't clear enough, the developer just drew a line in the sand: Android 4.1 doesn't, and won't ever, get certification for Flash.
Erick Schonfeld / TechStream:
Infographics Are Broken.  We Can Do Better.  —  Infographics on the web are so bad and so broken.  They are everywhere, yet few actually do a decent job of conveying information (click on the one at left to see what I mean).  Some even argue that they are ruining the Internet.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Amazon prepping two new Kindle Fire tablets with improved build, metal casing  —  Amazon is working on not one, but two new Kindle Fire tablets that will launch in the coming months.  Earlier reports suggested that Amazon will announce a new addition to its Kindle Fire lineup late next month …
Staci D. Kramer / GigaOM:
Google scrambles to fix Events after celebs yelp  —  Despite the “Google+ is a ghost town” mantra, a number of high-profile or widely connected people are active users who promote what they like.  They also yelp when they're unhappy and when Google+ Events went live during the week's Google I/O …
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Is your new MacBook Air crashing frequently?  Blame Google Chrome  —  Several users on Apple's Support Communities reported that their new MacBook Airs have crashed frequently, and in most cases they have pinned Google Chrome as the main cause.  Luckily, all of our speculation was cleared up this evening.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Flickr taps Nokia Maps to bring better geotagging to photos  —  Flickr has partnered with Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia to bring improved mapping and geotagging to its millions of users around the world.  —  The Yahoo-owned image and video-hosting service has announced that whilst …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Groupon Exposes Customer Emails In Google Results...Again  —  A while back we wrote about a flaw in Groupon's email link encryption, which revealed the emails of some Groupon users when “addx” was added into a Google search of Groupon's site.  We've been alerted that is still happening …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Business is booming on Kinect as Microsoft embraces hackers  —  Walking the floor at Microsoft's conference center in Redmond yesterday for the conclusion of the three-month Kinect Accelerator startup program, it was remarkable to see not just tech demos but full-fledged companies being built on the company's Kinect sensor.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Uber officially launches its private ‘driver for hire’ service in London  —  It was perhaps one of the worst kept secrets in tech (besides, perhaps, Microsoft's Yammer acquisition), but Uber has FINALLY landed in London.  Properly.  —  The private car hire company, headquartered in San Francisco …
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?
Steven Musil / CNET:
Judge suggests Ceglia motions aim to stall Facebook case  —  The judge hearing pretrial motions in Paul Ceglia's lawsuit against Facebook suspects the man suing for half of the social-networking giant is trying to stall the legal proceedings and has suggested that further sanctions might be necessary as a result.
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 …
Seth Fiegerman / Business Insider:
The Man Behind The Mac OS Is Working On A Mystery Startup With Other Ex-Apple Employees  —  Bertrand Serlet is widely considered to be the brains behind Apple's Mac operating system.  He was even mentioned as a possible successor to Steve Jobs at one point.

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