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June 11, 2012, 1:35 AM

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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.
More: TUAW, Quora, Quora and parislemonTweets: @danieldamrill
Michael Oliveira / The Globe and Mail:
How Facebook and Google manage users who hate every redesign  —  Jon Wiley, the lead designer behind Google's home page, is used to taking heat any time he fiddles with the search giant's iconic stark-white design - no matter how small the change may be.  Early on in his tenure …
Tweets: @aknecht and @jamesbarnesesqThanks:@michaeloliveira
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Lenovo Starts Selling Own Brand of Mobile Broadband Service  —  Lenovo is announcing details on Monday of a new service that will allow buyers of its computers to get mobile broadband access through the PC maker.  —  The service, dubbed Lenovo Mobile Access, is being sold by Lenovo, but is powered by Austin-based Macheen.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Mobile Advertising: The $20B Opportunity Mirage  —  There are a lot of questions left to be answered about Facebook's IPO fiasco, but one thing we know is this: As consumers shift their use of Facebook from PCs to smartphones, investors worry about lower mobile advertising revenues.
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
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
A Letter To The FTC Regarding Search Engine Disclosure Compliance  —  In 2002, the US Federal Trade Commission created guidelines on how search engines should disclose paid placement and paid inclusion listings.  It's become clear to me over the past two weeks that the search engine industry …
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 …
More: FM Signal, Ole Begemann and ComputerworldTweets: @lukew
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 …

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