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June 10, 2012, 7:05 PM

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Zee / The Next Web:
Twitter just aired its first ever TV commercial promoting its brand new hashtag pages [Videos]  —  Twitter aired its first ever TV commercial today during the 2012 Pocono 400 Nascar race.  The ad features driver Brad Keselowski, who finished in a disappointing 24th place, using his phone to share his point of view with the world.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
A Bit of History Behind the Mac OS X on Intel Project “Marklar”  —  Apple's announcement to move their Macs from PowerPC to Intel processors in 2005 was a huge surprise at the time.  Serious reports about the plan hit the web only two days before the official announcement at WWDC 2005.
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David Lazarus / Los Angeles Times:
Microsoft ending consumers' ability to file class-action suits  —  Microsoft, maker of the dominant Windows computer operating system and the Xbox game console, is changing many of its customer contracts to prohibit class-action lawsuits.  —  Microsoft's Windows operating system accounts for about 84% of the personal computer market.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
LinkedIn: New security enhancements in pipeline  —  LinkedIn has promised new security features above and beyond a switch to salting users' passwords, as it continues to recover from the hack which saw 6.5m encrypted credentials leak from the site.  “We continue to execute on our security roadmap …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Former Card Counter's New Start-Up Helps Measure Productivity  —  In Silicon Valley, there's a theory called the “10x engineer,” which holds that the best engineer at a company is 10 times more productive than the average engineer.  —  Jeff Ma is an entrepreneur and a member …
More: VentureBeatThanks:@tenxer
Geoff Gasior / The Tech Report:
Intel's 4-inch Next Unit of Computing to cost $400  —  Computex — Intel's got next... The Next Unit of Computing, that is.  While making our way through the madness at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, we stopped by Intel's booth to check out the company's new small-form-factor PC.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Here's What Google Will Lose When Apple Wipes Google Maps From The iPhone  —  This is a news note from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet businesses.  Sign up for a free trial here.  —  Reports say that Apple is planning …
Kellex / Droid Life:
Verizon and AT&T Opt Out of 50GB Dropbox Promo for Samsung's Galaxy S3 (Updated)  —  When Samsung announced the Galaxy SIII in London, they mentioned that the phone would come with 50GB of free Dropbox storage for 2 years, adding to its appeal.  When announced stateside though …
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Twitter Flies The Nest And Moves Into Its New 1355 Market Street Headquarters  —  After two and a half years, Twitter has moved out of its old office at 795 Folsom Street in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood.  —  Employees filled their streams with tweets about the move on Friday.
Danny Sullivan / CNET:
Android updates embarrassing, but do users notice?  —  It was big news this week that most Android phones haven't yet been upgraded to the latest Android operating system.  Developers also seem to still prefer writing apps for Apple devices, despite Google's predictions.  That's sure embarrassing for Google.

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