June 30, 2012, 7:00 AM

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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 …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Cuts Off LinkedIn — Who's Next?  —  Throughout Twitter's infancy, the company had a loose philosophy toward its APIs.  In the quest for a user base, developers were welcome to do much anything they wanted in integrating with Twitter, which often mean creating spin-offs that muddied Twitter's original intended experience.
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 …
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.
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Amazon cloud outage takes down Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest, & more  —  An outage of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia has taken down Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, and other services.  According to numerous Twitter updates and our own checks, all three services are unavailable as of Friday evening at 9:10 p.m. PT.
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 …
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.
Agence France Presse:
Google in deal with French groups over ‘Jew’ suggestion  —  PARIS — Internet search giant Google has reached a deal under legal mediation with French anti-racism groups which objected to the search engine suggesting users add “Jew” to searches for prominent names.
Researchers use spoofing to ‘hack’ into a flying drone  —  Drones are mostly used for military operations  —  American researchers took control of a flying drone by hacking into its GPS system - acting on a $1,000 (£640) dare from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Damaster /
Exclusive: Microsoft Word 2013 to support built-in PDF editing  —  Those who had been using Microsoft Word for their daily word processing tasks knows that ever since Office 2010 the software included the ability to save Word documents as PDF format (and an official plug-in is available for Office 2007 too).
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 …
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.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
South Carolina passes bill against municipal broadband  —  The anti-municipal broadband bill now awaits the governor's signature.  —  State of South Carolina  —  South Carolina has become the latest state in the union to pass a state-level bill that effectively makes it difficult …
More: BGR and DSLreports
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.
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.
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.

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