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5:35 PM ET, June 11, 2011

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New York Times:
I.M.F. Hit by Sophisticated Cyberattack  —  WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund, still struggling to find a new leader after the arrest of its managing director last month in New York, was hit recently by what computer experts describe as a large and sophisticated cyberattack whose dimensions are still unknown.
Jeanine Poggi / TheStreet.com:
Amazon Sales Tax: The Battle, State by State  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Amazon(AMZN) is in the midst of a heated battle with states over whether it should be required to collect sales taxes.  —  While this has been an ongoing debate, the dispute recently escalated as states look to recover deficits coming out of the recession.
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Dan Haar / Hartford Courant:
Amazon Cancels Connecticut Website Sales Agreements, Citing New State Tax  —  Amazon.com sent notices Friday to the owners of Connecticut websites saying the online retailer was ending cooperative sales agreements, effective immediately, because the newly enacted state budget would require the online retailer to collect sales taxes.
Uwe Seiler / @uweseiler:
Great idea and finally a service that helps you really save time :-) http://hassonybeenhackedthisweek.com/ #sony #hack #fail
Discussion: @mikkohypponen and @epkproducer
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
When Engineers Lie  —  Twenty years ago, when I was writing Accidental Empires, my book about the PC industry, I included near the beginning a little rant about how good engineers were incapable of lying, because their work relied on Terminal A being positive and not negative and if they lied …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Attacks on Sony, others show it's open hacking season
Discussion: Pulse2
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The +1 Button Is Like A Button You Push For A Treat — Without The Treat  —  You people confuse me.  —  Ten days ago we put Google's +1 Button on TechCrunch — because why not?  We try basically all these new buttons/counters/commenting systems much to the dismay of our precious page load speed …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
1Gbps fiber for $70—in America?  Yup.  —  American ISPs have convinced us that Internet access is expensive—getting speeds of 100Mbps will set most people back by more than $100 a month, assuming the service is even available.  Where I live in Chicago, Comcast's 105Mbps service goes for a whopping $199.95 …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Lodsys sues another ten companies including Adidas, Best Buy, Best Western and Black & Decker  —  After suing ten large companies (including HP, Samsung and Motorola Mobility) in February and seven little app developers at the end of May, Lodsys filed a new complaint yesterday — as usual …
Jacques Hebert / YouTube Blog:
‘As Seen On’ YouTube pages: celebrating content curators  —  Every day, you embed YouTube videos on blogs and sites across the web, often adding their own commentary and perspective.  This sharing of videos helps to show the variety of great content on YouTube, and often adds context to what you're watching.
Mark Milian / CNN:
How Steve Jobs' Pixar experience helped lead to Apple's iCloud  —  (CNN) — The folks at Amazon and Google must have been wringing their hands on Monday when Apple CEO Steve Jobs showed off a new service called iTunes Match.  —  That all-important “one more thing” from Apple's software presentation …
E.B. Boyd / Fast Company:
ComScore: Groupon-Living Social Battle Brewing In The New Wild West  —  A new analysis shows that the race between online discount services Groupon, Living Social, and others is less about what they're offering or even how they're offering it and more about where they're prospecting.
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Google App Store Now Offering Way to Cheat WSJ Paywall  —  Gives new mean to the phrase “just Google it”  —  One of the more interesting dichotomies to develop in the software ecosystem over the past few years has been the open nature of Google's app stores versus the closed and controlled marketplace maintained by Apple.
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