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June 2, 2012, 11:20 AM

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
After Years Of Flirting, Facebook And Apple Set To Achieve Relationship Status In iOS 6  —  There's been a lot of flirting going on in recent months between Apple and Facebook.  In February, Apple CEO Tim Cook told a group of investors that Facebook was “the one company that is closest to being like Apple”.
Wall Street Journal:
Behind Groupon's $6 Billion Brushoff  —  Adapted from “Groupon's Biggest Deal Ever,” by Frank Sennett, to be published by St. Martin's Press on June 5.  ©2012 by Frank Sennett.  —  If you believe the rumored numbers, it would have been the biggest acquisition in Internet history—and you definitely should believe the numbers.
Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune:
Lock-up over, Groupon shares tumble 9%  —  Shares of Groupon Inc. tanked on Friday, reflecting heavy selling as restrictions on insider sales of stock were lifted.  —  The stock closed down nearly 9 percent, or 95 cents, at $9.69 per share.  Earlier in the session, it hit a 52-week low of $9.53.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Android 4.0 now on 7.1 percent of devices, still woefully behind previous versions  —  Google tracks the different version numbers of Android devices that access Google Play (nee Android Market) and every month or two we check in to see how the latest versions are doing.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
iOS 6: Higher hanging fruit  —  Features and functionality from Android, BlackBerry, webOS, Windows Phone and more, still ripe for iOS 6 inspiration  —  What will Apple bring to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 6?  What will be the “tentpole” features to take Apple's mobile software into 2013?
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Stuxnet admission likely to have foreign policy consequences  —  Iran watchers remain concerned that a domestic political gambit may backfire.  —  Obama officials are taking a significant political gamble by admitting to creating Stuxnet.  —  Given the unofficial confirmation Friday …
Lex Friedman / Macworld:
Sandboxing deadline arrives: What it means for Apple, developers, and you  —  Depending upon whom you ask, Friday, June 1 is the best or worst thing to come to the Mac App Store since it opened its doors in 2011.  As of now, new and significantly updated apps submitted to Apple's Mac App Store must implement sandboxing.
Eduard Kovacs / Softpedia News:
CloudFlare Reports Breach, UGNazi Takes Credit  —  A few hours ago, CloudFlare issued a statement admitting that hackers managed to gain access to the email accounts of Matthew Prince, the co-founder and CEO of the company.  —  “This morning a hacker was able to access a customer's account …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile USA leaks with Euro-style home button  —  The Verge has just received pictures of T-Mobile USA's branded Galaxy S III from Samsung that's expected to be announced in the coming weeks.  The strangest thing about the leaked phone is what isn't different about it …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
When Facebook goes down, the Internet barely blinks  —  Facebook went down for a few hours last night, causing people to turn to Twitter to complain, quip and mourn.  But despite the outsized reactions from the site's 901 million users, the web itself barely felt the shock of losing the largest social network on the planet.
Guilbert Gates / New York Times:
How a Secret Cyberwar Program Worked  —  Programmers at the National Security Agency and in the Israeli military created a series of worms to attack the computers that control Iran's nuclear enrichment center at Natanz.  The attacks were repeated for several years, and each time the programs varied to make them difficult to detect.
More: ZDNet
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Microsoft Smart Glass coming at E3, AirPlay-style streaming from iOS, Android and Windows Phone?  —  Windows 8 is coming and it features more and better Xbox integration than we've yet seen in an operating system from the company — but it looks like Microsoft has something even bigger up its sleeve.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Judge won't bar Steve Jobs quotes from patent trial  —  (Reuters) - Steve Jobs gave a lot of juicy quotes before he died, and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has failed to keep some of them out of an upcoming patent trial against Google's (GOOG.O) Motorola Mobility unit, according to a court ruling.
More: CNET

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