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June 29, 2012, 10:30 PM

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Michael Sippey / Twitter Developers:
Delivering a consistent Twitter experience  —  Just over two weeks ago, I talked about more interactive experiences within expanded Tweets and how easy it is for users to discover even more great content on Twitter.  The technology behind expanded Tweets — Twitter cards …
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Twitter Gives LinkedIn The Bird  —  According to a LinkedIn blog post, Twitter is dropping a two-and-a-half-year-old partnership with LinkedIn that allowed users of the professional social network to publish tweets to their LinkedIn profiles.  —  Twitter consumer product chief Michael Sippey wrote …
Dan Frommer / ReadWriteWeb:
RIM's Sad Reality: Collapse Has Been Obvious for a Long Time  —  Let's be real: Anyone who's been paying attention isn't surprised by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's recent collapse.  It's unfortunate, but it's been inevitable.  —  On Thursday, RIM announced its latest bad news …
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
RIM Apparently Not Interested In Switching To Windows Phone  —  Research In Motion might be on the road to failure, but give them credit for this: they intend to do it on their own.  —  According to a report from Reuters, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer approached RIM in recent months about cutting …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Nexus sales in U.S.  —  Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction on the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. by District Court Judge Lucy Koh, says Reuters legal reporter Dan Levine.
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.
Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook:
Facebook testing ‘Want’ button plugin  —  Facebook appears to be testing a new “Want” button plugin similar to its popular Like button.  —  Developer Tom Waddington from Cut Out + Keep discovered that a Want button has been added to the Facebook Javascript SDK as an XFBML tag - <fb:wants>.
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
GameStop Taking Galaxy Nexus 7 Pre-Orders  —  GameStop is now taking pre-orders for Google's new Nexus 7 tablet.  —  The retailer confirmed this week that it is accepting pre-orders in U.S. stores and online for the 16GB version of the Nexus 7, which costs $249.99.
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Apple demands iPad3.com domain name  —  Apple files complaint over iPad3.com domain name.  —  Apple didn't name its third generation iPad the “iPad 3″, but that hasn't stopped most people from calling it that anyway.  —  The company doesn't own the domain name iPad3.com, but that might change soon.
Bloomberg:
Hewlett-Packard To Shun ARM At Debut Of Microsoft Windows 8  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) said it will hold off selling tablets based on ARM Holdings Plc technology when the next version of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows operating system debuts later this year.
Reuters:
Greek militant group claims Microsoft attack  —  (Reuters) - A little-known leftist militant group claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack on Microsoft's Greek headquarters earlier this week.  —  Hooded attackers rammed a van packed with gas canisters into the Microsoft building …
More: GeekWire
Harry McCracken / Techland:
Five Years Ago Today, the First iPhone Went On Sale  —  Photos I took when I bought the first iPhone on June 29, 2007 … I quote from “iPhone Set to Struggle,” by the Guardian's Jemima Kiss.  I first read the story on the day it was published, June 29, 2007.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Google Nexus Q review  —  Sticking to the Q's methodology, video playback is initiated via either YouTube or the Play Movies app.  Watching our own Ben Popper host an episode of 90 Seconds on The Verge on YouTube provided one of the most impressive displays of the Q's prowess …
Alexandra Alter / Wall Street Journal:
Your E-Book Is Reading You  —  Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before.  How that's changing the experience of reading.  —  It takes the average reader just seven hours to read the final book in Suzanne Collins's “Hunger Games” trilogy on the Kobo e-reader—about 57 pages an hour.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Lytro CEO Ren Ng to Step Aside, Become Executive Chairman  —  Lytro CEO Ren Ng said Friday that he is stepping aside as CEO of the light-field photography company, in order to spend more time on the vision for the company and less on its day-to-day operations.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Longtime Top Lawyer Mike Callahan Departs (Internal Memo!)  —  Mike Callahan, Yahoo's longtime and powerful general counsel, is leaving the company.  —  According to an internal memo, which is embedded below, Callahan does not have another job.  But sources said that he has been …
More: Digits
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
AdMob Founder Omar Hamoui Has A New Polling Startup, Calls It ‘Maybe’  —  Can't decide what shoes to buy?  Or what book to read next?  AdMob founder and former CEO Omar Hamoui is launching a new startup called Maybe to help with your decision.  —  Last month, Hamoui told me that he was leaving …
More: GigaOM and VentureBeatTweets: @omarh and @hsabri
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Report: Tablets now drive more ecommerce traffic than smartphones  —  Tablets, as we've written about before, are ideal shopping devices, generating outsized sales despite their smaller reach.  But now, it appears that tablets have outpaced smartphones in the sheer amount of traffic they deliver …
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Google to let users “mute” remarketed ads  —  “Mute This Ad” on the way.  —  Google is rolling out a new system to allow users to block certain ads from showing up as they surf the web, and it's a very welcome feature.  —  Over the past year the number of “remarketing” ads has exploded.

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