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July 1, 2012, 5:00 AM

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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Careful, Twitter — remember what happened to MySpace and Digg  —  Twitter sent some shock waves through the technology community with a blog post on Friday that talked about its plans for the future, and suggested that those plans don't necessarily involve third-party services and apps.
Jackie Dove / Macworld:
MobileMe rides into the sunset by Sunday  —  The sun is setting on the MobileMe era.  By the time Sunday rolls around—on June 30 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time to be precise—the cloud storage and syncing service that Apple debuted in 2008 will fade away.  Apple's iCloud service …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
waywire, Cory Booker's Personalized News Startup, Uses Video To Give Youth A Voice  —  “There's an oligarchy in the media and that needs to be broken up” Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker tells me.  So he's building #waywire, a news site that features original and syndicated video content …
Matt Gemmell:
Replying to App Store reviews  —  In the wake of the recent announcement that Google Play will allow developers to respond to user reviews of apps (Google Play being the Android version of Apple's iOS App Store, iBookstore and iTunes Store combined), there's been a resurgence of sentiment amongst iOS …
Spencer Ackerman / Wired:
It Only Took the Army 16 Years and 2 Wars to Deploy This Network  —  In October, the Army will do something it's wanted to do for more than a decade: send a pair of combat brigades to a warzone equipped with a new data network, and the hardware to operate it.
Kathleen De Vere / Inside Mobile Apps:
The state of the Android platform: from monetization to China to the Nexus 7  —  As Google's annual developer conference I/O winds down today, it's clear Google is trying to evolve Android — not only as a platform, but as an experience for both users and developers.
More: Gizmodo
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Could Instagram And Other Sites Avoid Going Down With Amazon's Ship?  —  When we heard about Instagram (and other sites) going down when Amazon Web Services' North Virginia hub was hit by a storm — not the first time AWS has gone down (April 2011 was another notable outage) we couldn't help but wonder: could it have been avoided?
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft's Parker to Replace PC-Maker Liaison Guggenheimer  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) (MSFT) said Steven Guggenheimer, a vice president who oversees the software maker's relationships with computer makers, is leaving the position and will be replaced by Nick Parker.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Takes Its Google+ Platform Mobile With Android, iOS SDKs & Social Plugins For The Mobile Web  —  Google+ is obviously a major focus for Google these days, but until now, the company hasn't really focused on extending the Google platform beyond its own services and its +1 buttons.
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 …
Megha Rajagopalan / ProPublica:
Cellphone Companies Will Share Your Location Data - Just Not With You  —  Cellphone companies hold onto your location information for years and routinely provide it to police and, in anonymized form, to outside companies.  As they note in their privacy policies, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T …
More: Wired
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.

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