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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
RIM COO Leaving The Company  —  Research In Motion's COO Don Morrison is leaving the company for medical reasons, the WSJ reports.  —  He is expected to return in the fall.  —  Last week we heard from a source that Morrison was going to be leaving the company, but not for medical reasons.
Jason Tanz / Wired:
Kinect Hackers Are Changing the Future of Robotics  —  For 25 years, the field of robotics has been bedeviled by a fundamental problem: If a robot is to move through the world, it needs to be able to create a map of its environment and understand its place within it.
Discussion: I4U News
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Kinect goes legit on Windows as Microsoft releases software development kit  —  Oregon State University student Alex Wiggins gestures to Kinect, which in turn makes a remote-control toy helicopter take off while teammates Ruma Paul (left) and Fabio Matsui (right) look on.
Steve Clayton / TechNet Blogs:
Official Kinect Developer Kit: now available for download
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Facebook Readies an iPad App, Finally  —  Facebook had its application for the iPhone ready right when the Apple App Store opened in July 2008.  But more than a year after the iPad went on sale, there is still no official Facebook app for it.  —  That is about to change.
Zee / The Next Web:
Lulzsec has released over 150,000 names, emails and home addresses.  Check if you're one of them here  —  Hacker group Lulz Security has been busy over the past five weeks.  It has successfully managed to hack Sony BMG, Nintendo.com, Sonypictures.com, PBS.org, Fox.com and its US X Factor …
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Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Hit the deck: LulzSec and Anonymous start trading blows
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Vostu Responds To Zynga Lawsuit, Now Denies Copying Zynga*  —  Vostu, a social gaming company that's big in Brazil, has responded to a lawsuit from social gaming leader Zynga, which accused Vostu of stealing its games.  (With pretty serious evidence.)  —  Vostu's statement …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WAR! Zynga Sues The Hell Out Of Brazilian Clone Vostu
Discussion: VG247 and Gamasutra
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Rebecca Black Pulls Infamous ‘Friday’ Video From YouTube  —  It's Thursday, Thursday, and Rebecca Black's memetastic “Friday” video is no longer available on YouTube, due to a copyright claim filed by Rebecca Black apparently.  It's not clear what exactly happened to the video …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Reveals New Security Features for “Find My iPhone” Part 2  —  A new patent application from Apple this morning reveals that they began working on new security features for “Find My iPhone” shortly after the first iteration was revealed back in 2009.  The next generation security features are noted as being proactive in nature.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Oracle seeks billions in lawsuit against Google  —  (Reuters) - Oracle Corp is seeking damages “in the billions of dollars” from Google Inc in a patent lawsuit over the smartphone market, according to a court filing.  —  Oracle sued Google last year, claiming the Web search company's Android …
Discussion: SAI, 24/7 Wall St. and AllThingsD
Henry Blodget / SAI:
Here's Google's Secret Plan To Kill Groupon In New York And San Francisco  —  Google recently launched its Groupon-killer, Google Offers, in Portland, Oregon.  —  We don't yet know how that launch went.  —  But Google is now planning to launch Offers in New York and San Francisco.
Beth Kowitt / Fortune:
100 million Android fans can't be wrong  —  The inside story of how Google conquered the smartphone world.  —  FORTUNE — When Google (GOOG) acquired a tiny wireless startup called Android in 2005, few at the search giant had particularly high hopes for the deal — if they even knew about it.
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Internet users now have more and closer friends than those offline  —  Have a computer, Internet connection, and no Facebook profile?  Now you're the weirdo outcast.  In a new study done by the Pew Research Center, collections of data from thousands of participants showed that people …
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore:
Work Begins To Replace Fifth Avenue Glass Cube  —  In a stunning development, an expensive construction project has begun at the Fifth Avenue (NYC) Apple store to completely remove the unique and iconic glass cube entrance to the store and to then reinstall it.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
4 Million Users Strong And Apple Design Award In Hand, Pulse Grabs $9 Million Series A  —  Apple doesn't hand out a lot of design awards.  When they do, it's a pretty clear indication of the apps they feel best showcase their platforms.  This year at WWDC, one of the winners was Pulse …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
The MacBook Air: Apple's $3 Billion Baby  —  When he last gauged the revenue opportunity of the MacBook Air back in April, J.P. Morgan hardware analyst Mark Moskowitz estimated it at $2.2 billion.  But with a refresh of the machine in the offing and demand for it still strong, he's reassessed and come up with a new figure: $3 billion.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast shows off 1 Gbps broadband  —  Comcast CEO Brian Roberts showed off the next-generation cable broadband technology on Thursday, which could deliver data at over 1 gigabit per second to our home.  Roberts showed a live 11-mile cable network and downloaded 23 episodes of 30 Rock …
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Launches Send Dialog For Private Shares  —  Starting today, you can share a link as a private message or group post within Facebook, thanks to the new send dialog button plugin.  —  This feature builds on the popularity of the send button unveiled one month ago and implemented on over 100,000 websites.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google's Related Searches Now Harness Google Squared (And They're Pretty Nifty)  —  Google has just announced a new feature for its core search engine that sounds like it will be very helpful: a new kind of related search result that's based around lists.  Starting today, when you run …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:
Mozilla planning to use HTML5 and JavaScript to render PDFs in Firefox  —  This is really cool, and a really good idea.  Mozilla is working on a project that will allow PDF documents to be rendered within the browser using HTML5 and JavaScript as opposed to having to rely on a separate plug-in.
Jennifer Moire / All Facebook:
Connecticut AG To Facebook: Don't Tag My Photo!  —  Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wants meet with Facebook over privacy concerns linked to the photo-recognition system that's the basis of the tag suggestions feature.  —  Facebook's Manager of Public Policy Communications, Andrew Noyes, said in an email:
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Patent Ruling Means Nokia May Have to Stop Selling Two Discontinued Devices  —  After four years of legal wrangling, IPCom has emerged victorious from its battle with Nokia, though perhaps with less than it had hoped to show for its efforts.  —  The U.K. High Court ruled today that IPCom's …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Inquirer
Sean Cooper / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile doubles speed in 42 of its HSPA+ 4G markets  —  T-Mobile's choice of fast just got doubly faster in 42 — clever, right? 42 new markets for its 42Mbps service — of its HSPA+ markets.  With this addition the tally for the faster service now stands at 97 centers — when added to the 55 we saw launched back in May.
 
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Eat Your Vegetables, and Don't Forget to Tweet
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Chris Buckley / Reuters:
China military paper urges steps against U.S. cyber war threat
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
O2 UK spurns BlackBerry PlayBook, cites issues with ‘end to end customer experience’