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June 30, 2012, 9:40 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:
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.
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.
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
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 …
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.
BBC:
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 / LiveSide.net:
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 …
Esteban Israel / Reuters:
Exclusive: Amazon to take on Brazil's ecommerce jungle  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is expected to set up a digital bookstore in Brazil in the fourth quarter, as it seeks to get a piece of the fast-growing online retail market in the country that inspired its name.
More: The Verge
Brad Reed / BGR:
Siri still can't match old-fashioned Google search, analyst says  —  Fortune reports that Piper Jaffray has conducted a little study comparing Siri and Google in terms of both query comprehension and response accuracy, and has not surprisingly found that Google bests Siri in each category.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:

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