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June 7, 2012, 10:30 AM

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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
MD5 password scrambler ‘no longer safe’  —  Summary: MD5 encryption is “no longer considered safe” by the original software developer, a day after the leak of more than 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords.  —  The original author of the MD5 password hash algorithm has publicly declared …
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Like LinkedIn, eHarmony is hacked; 1.5 million passwords stolen  —  A screenshot of insidepro.com, the site used by a hacker to dump two lists containing 8 million stolen passwords from LinkedIn and eHarmony.  —  EHarmony, the popular online dating site, was the target of a password hacking attack …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Confirmed: Sprint's Virgin Mobile second US carrier to offer prepaid iPhone; from June 29, plans start at $30  —  Apple's push into the US prepaid market has been given another significant boost after Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile announced that it will become the second operator to offer the iPhone to its customers.
Bloomberg:
HTC Said To Be Shut Out Of Next Version Of Windows  —  HTC Corp. (2498) is being shut out of the introduction of Microsoft (MSFT) Corp.'s next Windows software, people with knowledge of the matter said, cutting off another source of revenue after HTC reduced its second-quarter sales forecast by 13 percent.
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Twitter's mobile revenue surpassed Web on many days: CEO  —  (Reuters) - Twitter has generated more advertising revenue from its mobile platform than from its website on many days in the last quarter, CEO Dick Costolo said Wednesday, highlighting Twitter's progress in squeezing ad dollars …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google deploying planes over cities for 3D maps  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc is deploying a fleet of small, camera-equipped airplanes above several cities, the Internet search company's latest step in its ambitious and sometimes controversial plan to create a photo-based map of the world.
More: ZDNet
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
The all new foursquare launches to cash in on “making the real world easier to use”  —  Foursquare has been teasing the fact that it was about to launch a brand new version this week, and we've been following all of the clues on what it might potentially entail.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Apple wants to keep Samsung's Galaxy S3 out of U.S.  —  Samsung's Galaxy S3 smartphone.  —  (Credit: Brian Bennett/CNET)  —  Excited shoppers weren't the only ones buying Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, when it went on sale in the U.K. last month.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
This Beautiful Device Turns Your iPhone and Android Into an Ultra-Thin Laptop  —  This is the ClamBook, a super-sleek, airier-that-Air thingamajig that has a 16:9 widescreen, a keyboard, and a battery.  It will turn your iPhone or Android cell into a beautiful, ultra-thin laptop.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Search beats display by large margin in mobile ad spending, study shows  —  Facebook better hurry up with that search engine it's reportedly building.  A new survey of the mobile market shows that search ads are outstripping display ads by a wide margin in every region of the world.
More: AdExchanger.com and IAB
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Video hands-on with the purported next-generation iPhone metal back  —  In late May, we had exclusive high-resolution photos of both black and white next-generation iPhone backs.  These backs showed a brand-new, thinner design with a smaller dock connector, new speaker grills, and a new metal back plate.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Another Super Angel Levels Up: Aydin Senkut's Felicis Ventures Closes $70M  —  What happens when a super angel gets its wings?  You become a boutique fund.  —  Or at least that's how Aydin Senkut's Felicis Ventures is putting it with a fresh fund worth about $70 million.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Google hit with patent claim over Google Drive  —  The growing popularity of cloud technology is attracting not just users but patent lawsuits too.  The latest example is a suit filed against Google that claims the company's Drive and Docs products violate a 1999 software patent.
More: ZDNet and Wired
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Facebook's Answer To The App Store Is Days From Launching  —  Facebook's App Center, an App Store equivalent for Facebook applications, is launching in the coming days, according to a source briefed by Facebook on the service.  —  The launch date could be as soon as today or tomorrow, our source said.
More: CNET, Gizmodo and PhoneArena
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
An Ivy Bridge too far?  AMD may have finally lost the battle against Intel's juggernaut  —  Welcome to Computex 2012, the coming-out party for Intel's Ivy Bridge CPU refresh and Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.  The two halves of an irresistible hardware-software combination …
More: CNET
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
HipSwap wants to be a Craigslist for the Pinterest set  —  Second-hand stuff has never looked so sexy.  Thanks to a redesign rolling out Thursday, HipSwap, an online marketplace for local goods, is now like a Craigslist re-imagined for Fab and Pinterest fans: Lots of pictures, curated collections …
AppleInsider:
iOS to provide 2% of Google's total revenue in 2012, analyst says  —  Devices running Apple's iOS, the main competition for Google's Android OS, are expected to power the largest chunk of the search giant's mobile revenue and will represent two percent of the company's total revenue for 2012.
More: Fortune and CNET

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