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June 24, 2012, 6:25 PM

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David Segal / New York Times:
Apple's Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay  —  Last year, during his best three-month stretch, Jordan Golson sold about $750,000 worth of computers and gadgets at the Apple Store in Salem, N.H. It was a performance that might have called for a bottle of Champagne — if that were a luxury Mr. Golson could have afforded.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Hands-Off: Microsoft Surface Tablet Review  —  After seeing yet another “hands-on” review of the Microsoft Surface tablet, I thought it would be interesting to shed more light on what exactly the journalists who assembled in Hollywood this week for the Surface launch event actually got to do with the tablets.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Boxopus Downloads Torrents Directly to Your Dropbox  —  Founded in 2007, Dropbox has quickly become the leading player in cloud hosting and synchronization services.  —  The service is loved by many for its ease of use, and thanks to the newly launched Boxopus site, BitTorrent users …
Katherine Losse / Wall Street Journal:
Katherine Losse, the Woman in the Facebook Frat House  —  An early staffer recalls the raucous days of a company in transition from Harvard dorm room to Silicon Valley  —  The author joined Facebook in 2005 as one of the first members of the company's nascent customer-relations team.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Sony Xperia Ion review: an Android handset with a split personality  —  They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.  But that adage, such a truism when applied to interpersonal relationships, doesn't quite carry the same weight when extended to the intimacy between expectant geek and promised hardware.
Devin Coldewey / msnbc.com:
Wikipedia is editorial warzone, says study  —  The Internet is a wonderland for sociologists, and one of the richest areas of study is Wikipedia, with its years of open collaboration and communication archived for posterity.  But with collaboration comes conflict, and the “edit wars” …
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Peter Vogel / TechCrunch:
Why Facebook Is Folding On Credits And Doubling Down On Payments  —  In a surprising move this week, with just a short post on their Developer Blog, Facebook has ended their three-year experi ment with the virtual currency of Facebook Credits.  Credits will be phased out by the end of the year …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Why Judge Posner pulled the plug on Apple v. Motorola  —  In a ruling sure to be widely cited, an influential jurist put his finger on the problem with Steve Jobs' threat to go “thermonuclear” on Google's Android  —  FORTUNE — Toward the end of his long analysis of Judge Richard Posner's ruling Friday …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Chris Crum / WebProNews:
Google Says These New Local Ads Will Increase Click-Through Rates By 100%  —  Google has redesigned its local ad formats for Google Maps for Mobile.  The company says the new formats have performed well in tests, increasing click-through rates by 100%.  —  The calls to action, like …
Somini Sengupta / Bits:
U.S. Military Hunts for Safe Smartphones for Soldiers  —  The military has long needed computers that are tough enough on the outside to withstand the rough and tumble of the battlefield.  Now, with the proliferation of smartphones and tablets in the hands of soldiers, those devices also have to be strong on the inside.

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