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June 12, 2012, 10:00 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple Steps Up Rivalry With Google  —  Apple Inc. unveiled a series of software features for its mobile phones and computers Monday that place erstwhile partner Google Inc. squarely in its path.  —  Speaking at the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Three Takeaways From Today's WWDC Keynote  —  1.  —  On the software side, Apple has — dare I say finally — become a company that can walk and chew gum at the same time.  Remember back in 2007 when Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) was delayed six months because, Apple flat-out admitted …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Apple:
iOS 6 — It will take your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in entirely new directions  —  iOS 6 gives you more features to make the things you do every day even better.  It's coming this fall, and it's free and easy to upgrade wirelessly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch — the moment it's available.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
David Pogue: New iMacs and Mac Pro's Coming “Probably in 2013” [Update]  —  According to New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, Apple still believes in desktop Macs, including both the iMac and the Mac Pro.  —  The Mac Pro in particular has raised the ire of some Apple fans …
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Andy Hertzfeld blasts Apple over Mac Pro neglect  —  Hertzfeld argues that “the only thing that's still high-end about [the Mac Pro] is the bloated price.”  —  Andy Hertzfeld, a member of the original Apple Macintosh development team and current Google employee, has taken a swipe at his former employer over the Mac Pro.
More: Google Plus and ZDNet
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Verizon Overhauls Its Rate Plans, Focusing on Shared Data  —  In a major shakeup to how it handles its billing, Verizon Wireless plans to start charing customers almost exclusively based on how much data they are using, rather than on the amount of phone calls or text messages sent.
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
The Antivirus Era Is Over  —  Conventional security software is powerless against sophisticated attacks like Flame, but alternative approaches are only just getting started.  —  Continue »  —  Tom Simonite … Views
More: blog.chron.comThanks:@tsimonite
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Facebook's Camera app gets a new name: Camera  •.  Yes, “•”  —  When Facebook launched its Camera app, many of us noticed that when it was displayed on your home screen, it simply said “Camera.”  How could Apple let them get away with that, as its the same name as their own built-in app?
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Twitter Has Moved Into Its New Office, And It's Gorgeous  —  It's a beautiful day in San Francisco: sunny but not too hot, a nice breeze but not too windy.  —  So a lot of Twitter employees had lunch out on the rooftop garden of their office.  —  Their brand-new office, that is …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify App Soundrop Tunes Into First Investment: $3M From Spotify Lead Backer Northzone  —  Spotify's move last year to open its platform to other apps has created more stickiness for its streamed music services.  Now, one of the startups based around that idea has found some traction of its own …
More: The Next Web and GigaOM
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
IBM, Activision Blizzard latest heavyweights to oppose Xbox import ban requested by Google  —  Interesting statements on public interest considerations keep showing up on the ITC document system.  The two latest submissions were made by IBM and Activision Blizzard, both of which oppose …
Lois Beckett / ProPublica:
How Microsoft and Yahoo Are Selling Politicians Access to You  —  Microsoft and Yahoo are selling political campaigns the ability to target voters online with tailored ads using names, Zip codes and other registration information that users provide when they sign up for free email and other services.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Two years after acquisition, CityDeal co-founders leave Groupon  —  A little over two years after Germany's CityDeal was acquired by social buying site Groupon in a push into Europe, its co-founders Daniel P. Glasner and Philipp Magin are leaving the company, reports Deutsche Startups (in German).
Sara Yin / PC Magazine:
LulzSec Reborn Leaks 10,000 Twitter Accounts  —  LulzSec Reborn, the so-called redux of disbanded hacker group LulzSec, leaked around 10,000 Twitter usernames and passwords of members who used TweetGif, an animated Gif-sharing application.  —  The file contained an unusually detailed trove …
Killian Bell / Cult of Mac:
Apple Pulls Messages For Mac Beta Ahead Of Mountain Lion Launch Next Month  —  If you haven't already installed the Messages application on your Mac, you will now have to wait until OS X Mountain Lion is released next month to get your hands on it.  The Messages for Mac beta …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Seagate's Backup Plus hard drives sync and share files to Facebook, Flickr  —  Backing up your files is more important than ever, so it's no surprise Seagate told us the company's external hard drive business is booming.  Online storage and social networking are booming too, though …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Adobe Connect 9 zeroes in on webinars, mobile collaboration  —  Summary: Adobe Connect 9 is touted as an all-in-one platform the development and delivery of online, interactive events that can support up to 1,500 participants.  —  Adobe is gearing up to launch the next version …
More: TechCrunch
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Says the Facebook Ads It Didn't Sell Work Great  —  Here's Facebook's retort to people who say Facebook ads don't work: A study that says people who see brand messages on the site spend more money on those brands, right away.  —  The catch: The study focuses on “earned media” …
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Is 2013 the year Hadoop uptake turns into a ‘tornado’?  —  Karmasphere CEO Gail Ennis told me recently she thinks “2013 is going to be the year when we see [Hadoop adoption] go a lot more mainstream and [turn] into a tornado.”  I like the prediction, as much for its imagery as for her near-term certainty.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Steve Jobs' Pentagon File: Blackmail Fears, Youthful Arrest and LSD Cubes  —  Steve Jobs thought someone might kidnap his daughter in order to blackmail him, according to a newly released Department of Defense document that was filled out in the 1980s when Jobs underwent a background check for a Top Secret security clearance.
More: Los Angeles Times and msnbc.comThanks:@rsingel

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