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June 11, 2012, 3:00 PM

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Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
WWDC 2012 live blog  —  “So a brand new mapping solution from the ground up in iOS 6... and these are only a few.  There are so many more in here.  Game Center challenges.  New privacy controls...” REDESIGNED STORES.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple announces next-generation MacBook Pro: Retina display, 0.71-inches thin, shipping today for $2,199  —  Apple already announced some new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros during its WWDC keynote, but it had another surprise in store: the next generation MacBook Pro.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Apple announces refreshed MacBook Air: Ivy Bridge processor, USB 3.0, shipping today  —  Apple's skinnier, lighter MacBook option checked in for another (irregular) hardware update at this year's WWDC.  Just under a year since the last time the range was renovated, the move to Ivy Bridge processors wasn't the only thing that changed.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
New OS X Mountain Lion details announced: Notification Center, Dictation, new apps and more  —  During the company's highly anticipated WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, so of course, the company provided new details regarding OS X Mountain Lion as well.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Apple Introduces iOS 6  —  Today at Apple's WWDC keynote, far and away the most exciting product announced has to be refreshed and replenished mobile operating system.  The days of iOS 6 are upon us, and the platter of 200 new features Apple is serving up is more than enough to make any fanboi's mouth water.
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
“Power Nap” for Apple Syncs Your Computer While It Sleeps  —  Apple just announced a new feature to OS X Mountain Lion called Power Nap.  It syncs your computer's email, keeps track of calendars, syncs to Time Capsule, and downloads App Store and system software updates—all while your computer's asleep.
More: The Verge and Engadget
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Apple's Tim Cook Says Hello: The Full D10 Interview (Video)  —  As promised, we will begin the posting of all the videos from the 10th D: All Things Digital conference today, starting out with the opening night speaker: Apple CEO Tim Cook.  —  Aside from a few short interviews and an investor conference …
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Growth Spurt Shows Signs of Leveling Off  —  Facebook Inc. went public last month on its prospects for growth.  But in some key areas, the social network's growth rates are already maturing.  —  In particular, Facebook's user growth rate in the U.S. is slowing dramatically.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers Connect Flame to US-Israel Stuxnet Attack  —  The sophisticated espionage toolkit known as Flame is directly tied to the Stuxnet superworm that attacked Iran's centrifuges in 2009 and 2010, according to researchers who recently found that the main module in Flame contains code …
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Last.fm suspected password breach weeks ago  —  The security breach that led to millions of Last.fm passwords being compromised happened at least three months ago — and remained undetected, despite the fact that the company suspected in May that it had been targeted.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
With $20 Billion In Consumer Debt Under Management, Credit Sesame Closes $12 Million Series C  —  Personal finance service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alum) Credit Sesame has just secured $12 million in Series C funding.  The round was led by Globespan Capital Partners, and included participation …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Andy Rubin denies rumor he's leaving Google, cites 900k Android activations per day  —  Earlier today, Robert Scoble posted a rumor on his Google+ feed that Android boss Andy Rubin was preparing to leave Google to join a stealth-mode startup called CloudCar, a company that even the ultra-connected Scoble says he knows nothing about.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
DOJ tries to block return of data to MegaUpload user  —  The U.S. government, MegaUpload and a former user of the cloud-storage locker, can't agree on what should be done with legitimate; user data.  —  (Credit: Greg Sandoval/CNET)  —  Returning videos to Kyle Goodwin, a former MegaUpload user …
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