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Patrick Gray / Risky.biz:
Why we secretly love LulzSec  —  Elephant in room visible.  Cans open.  Worms everywhere...Although large sections of the security community will deny it if you ask them, they're secretly enjoying watching LulzSec's campaign of mayhem unfold.  So far the “hacker group” …
Discussion: I, Cringely and CNET News
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
LulzSec Hackers Get Personal, Dump 26,000 Porn Site Usernames And Passwords  —  After high profile takedowns of PBS and Sony, the anarchic hacker group LulzSec now seems determined to maximize its exploits' embarrassment factor.  —  On Friday afternoon the group announced that it had stolen …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft reveals Xbox LIVE will be built into Windows 8 … Microsoft has revealed that its Xbox LIVE service will be built into PCs in the future.  —  Mike Delman, Microsoft's vice president of global marketing in the interactive entertainment business unit, revealed the company's plans in an interview this week.
Discussion: StartupLocker, SlashGear and I4U News
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Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Microsoft's big plans for Xbox Live  —  LOS ANGELES — Microsoft will partner with regional cable companies to bring live TV onto the Xbox, a new feature that it announced Monday at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3).  —  That means the TV services will be provided through cable …
New York Times:
Spain Detains 3 in PlayStation Cyberattacks  —  PARIS — The Spanish police said Friday that they had apprehended three people suspected of computer hacking in connection with recent cyberattacks on Sony's PlayStation Network as well as corporate and government Web sites around the world.
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Apple sued by iCloud Communications over iCloud trademark  —  Well that didn't take long.  In a suit filed yesterday in the US Disctrict Court in Arizona, a company named iCloud Communications, LLC has claimed trademark infringements against Apple over the use of the name iCloud.
AppleInsider:
Apple poised to build nearly 400K next-gen MacBook Airs this month  —  The second-generation of Apple's revitalized MacBook Air notebooks are scheduled to enter mass production during the month of June, with an initial build volume hovering around 400,000 units.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify Signs Universal Music, May Really Get to U.S., After All  —  Spotify has signed an American distribution deal with Universal Music Group, the world's largest music label.  The pact means that the streaming music company now has U.S. deals in place with three of the four largest labels …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review  —  For almost two years now, Google's been talking up the idea of always-on, always-connected laptops based on a version of its Chrome browser.  Local storage, of course, was not an ingredient in the equation.  And while a lucky few developers got to put …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple enters the fray against Lodsys, files motion to intervene  —  Nine days after Lodsys sued seven little app developers in the Eastern District of Texas, Apple filed a motion to intervene in the proceedings.  I have uploaded the motion and its attachments (except for a sealed one) to this Scribd folder.
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Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Apple antes up in Lodsys developer lawsuits
Discussion: GMSV
Rocky Agrawal / TechCrunch:
Groupon Was “The Single Worst Decision I Have Ever Made As A Business Owner”  —  Editor's note:This guest post was written by Rocky Agrawal, an entrepreneur who has worked on local products since 1995.  He blogs at reDesign and Tweets @rakeshlobster.  —  “How much is your average sale here?”
Discussion: The Register, Screenwerk and reDesign
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple slams Amazon's Android e-store as ‘inferior’  —  In legal clash, also calls out Android security gaffes, including malicious apps infiltrating Google's download center  —  Computerworld - Apple this week called Amazon's Appstore for Android “inferior” as it urged a federal court …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple Recalls “Extremely Small” Number of Verizon iPads Over Duplicate ID Numbers  —  Apple confirmed to AllThingsD on Friday that it has recalled a very small number of Verizon iPad 2 models after the products were inadvertently shipped with identical electronic serial numbers.
Kevin Kelleher / Fortune:
The checkered past of Groupon's chairman  —  Groupon's largest shareholder and chairman, Eric Lefkofsky, has a back story investors might want to know.  FORTUNE — “Lets start having fun... lets get funky... let's announce everything... let's be WILDLY positive in our forecasts …
Discussion: VentureBeat and SAI
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
KinectShop: The Next Generation Of Shopping [Exclusive Video]  —  A new augmented reality shopping platform for Xbox Kinect will allow users to try on clothes in true 3-D, share photos with friends, and store wish-listed items on smartphones for shopping on-the-go.
Discussion: StartupLocker
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Foursquare (Finally) Checks In To Its Very Own SOMA Office [Pics]  —  As Steve Jobs has proven times a million this week, if you want your employees to feel great about working for you, give them a great office.  —  Foursquare's San Francisco outpost has amazingly enough shared space …
Discussion: About Foursquare and ReadWriteWeb
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Facebook begins testing new real-time “Happening Now” feed [Updated]  —  Updates at the foot of the post.  —  Facebook has begun testing a new real-time feature on a small number of user's home feeds, displaying at-a-glance a list of what their friends are sharing, who they are adding as friends and displaying checkin notifications.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Apple [pilfers] rips off student's rejected iPhone app  —  iOS 5 lifts idea, name, even logo  —  Apple is famous for going to absurd lengths in its effort to enforce patents and trademarks.  It recently sued Amazon for calling its app store Appstore.  And it has publicly lectured competitors to …
John Markoff / New York Times:
I.B.M. Researchers Create High-Speed Graphene Circuits  —  I.B.M. researchers said Thursday that they had designed high-speed circuits from graphene, an ultra-thin material that has a host of promising applications from high-bandwidth communication to a new generation of low-cost smartphone and television displays.
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Twitter's Secret Handshake  —  CHARLIE SHEEN'S meltdown took many forms: a cocaine-fueled rampage in a New York hotel room, an erratic radio rant, a vulgar one-man comedy tour.  But his biggest contribution to current culture may have been more subtle.  With a simple Twitter phrase, #winning …
Erin Lindsay / White House Blog:
What Our Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers Told Us  —  Over the past few months, we've been working to improve the White House's social media presence to provide our Facebook fans and Twitter followers with timely, relevant and interesting updates about what's happening at the White House and around the Administration.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EPIC Draft FTC Complaint Vilifies Facebook's Facial Recognition  —  Earlier this week Facebook drew significant backlash over a feature that uses facial recognition to help users tag their friends in photos shared on the site.  The feature isn't new, but Facebook recently activated it by default …
Discussion: Wendy's Blog
Sara Yin / PC Magazine:
Are the Carriers Strangling Windows Phone 7 at Retail?  —  Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is just getting started as a platform, but the people actually selling the phones may be favoring its competitors.  —  Going Shopping for Windows Phone 7  —  I did some mystery shopping of my own …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Getting to one billion iTunes accounts  —  There are 225 million iTunes account holders. 25 million joined in the three months.  As the iTunes store has been operating since April 2003 it's possible to step back and look at its history and measure the rate of growth relative to other ecosystems.
Discussion: Electronista
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cafepress IPO Filing Gives A Glimpse At A Crowdsourced Business Model
Discussion: AllThingsD and SAI
Hugo Miller / Bloomberg:
RIM Shareholder Calls for Separation of Chairman, CEO Roles
Discussion: Reuters
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Web Security Start-Up Cloudflare Gets Buzz, Courtesy of LulzSec Hackers
Discussion: Inquirer
Christopher Le Coq / Reuters:
EU states agree on tougher sanctions on cybercrime
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Third-Party Twitter Apps Can Access Your Private Messages Without Authorization
Discussion: SlashGear, Mashable! and Techie Buzz
 Earlier Items: 
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple ‘spaceship’ site is Steve Wozniak's former HP stomping grounds
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Judge furious at “inexcusable” P2P lawyering, nukes subpoenas
Tim Greene / Network World:
Avaya sets $1 billion public offering
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
iMessage, Skype, Google Voice, and the death of the phone number
Discussion: Digital Trends