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June 29, 2012, 2:45 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 …
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 …
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 …
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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>.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Sundar Pichai: Chrome ‘exceptionally profitable’ for Google  —  Search-ad revenue driven by Google's browser helps the bottom line, the chief of Google's browser and online apps business says.  With Chrome now on Android and iOS, he's expecting even more money.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Reuters:
Scientists develop spray-on battery  —  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.
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 …
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 …
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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.
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.
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?

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