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June 18, 2012, 11:00 AM

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Peter Ha / TechCrunch:
Sources: Microsoft And Barnes & Noble To Announce Tablet With Xbox Live Streaming Tomorrow  —  There's a ton of speculation around what Microsoft will be announcing on Monday in Los Angeles.  Both the Wrap and ATD claim the event will showcase a Microsoft built Windows RT/Windows 8 tablet.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Barnes & Noble Is NOT A Part Of Today's Big Microsoft Event  —  Microsoft will not be announcing a tablet made by Barnes & Noble today, despite a report to the contrary.  —  Dow Jones reports that the speculation that Barnes & Noble is a part of today's announcement is “not true at all.”
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Mozilla takes aim at the iPad browser market with its ‘Junior’ prototype  —  When it comes to browsing the web on iOS, there are plenty of third-party alternatives to Apple's Safari.  Atomic, Dolphin, Mercury, Opera, and Skyfire are just a few that have enjoyed some measure of success on the platform …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
U.S. Government Requests For Google Users' Private Data Jump 37% In One Year  —  Updated with a correction from Google below.  —  The American government's appetite for Google's data is growing.  —  In the second half of 2011, Google received 6,321 requests that it hand over its users' private data …
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Public Transit in iOS 6  —  By now it is public knowledge that there will be no in-house replacement for routing via public means of transport in iOS 6.  Indeed if you hold an iOS 6 phone (that somebody maybe has left in a bar) and you try to plan a route from point A to point B you find …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Hacked companies fight back with controversial steps  —  (Reuters) - Frustrated by their inability to stop sophisticated hacking attacks or use the law to punish their assailants, an increasing number of U.S. companies are taking retaliatory action.  —  Known in the cyber security industry as …
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Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Verizon intros FiOS Quantum, officially priced up to 300Mbps  —  What's faster than FiOS internet service?  FiOS Quantum evidently, as Verizon's latest high-speed internet service gets an official name and pricing.  Effectively doubling every tier — except the entry-level 15/5 …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
It's Official: Michael Barrett Talks About New Job as Yahoo Ad Czar  —  Yahoo has confirmed that it has hired Google ad exec Michael Barrett as its new chief of revenue.  —  As I reported earlier, Barrett will be in charge of advertising revenue and operations worldwide at the Silicon Valley Internet giant …
Zack Whittaker / CNET:
‘Censorship creep’: Pirate Bay block will affect one-third of U.K.  —  Censorship is a slippery slope.  The United Kingdom: my home.  Case in point.  —  Most U.K. customers accessing The Pirate Bay will see this, or a similar message.  —  (Credit: Zack Whittaker/CNET)
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Vint Cerf / BBC:
Alan Turing: why the tech world's hero should be a household name  —  Turing Award winner / Chief internet evangelist, Google  —  The life and achievements of Alan Turing - the mathematician, codebreaker, computer pioneer, artificial intelligence theoretician, and gay/cultural icon …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Does Auto Layout In iOS 6 Mean A Larger iPhone Screen Is Coming?  —  The WWDC keynote came and went with nary a mention of a new iPhone, but that didn't stop people from ruminating about Apple's newest mobile juggernaut.  Apple's brass spent much of their time on-stage pulling back the curtains …
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Video Services Provider Ooyala Lands $35M From Australian Telco Giant Telstra To Go Big Overseas  —  Back in 2007, Bismarck and Belsasar Lepe and Sean Knapp left Google with aspirations to revolutionize in-video advertising.  Ooyala didn't quite revolutionize advertising …

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