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June 25, 2012, 8:40 AM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
‘Find Friends Nearby’: Facebook's New Mobile Feature For Finding People Around You [Updated]  —  Facebook has created a new feature that lets users find friends and potential friends nearby.  Initially called “Friendshake” and also accessible through a URL that is the abbreviation of …
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
With Tablet, Microsoft Takes Aim at Hardware Missteps  —  SEATTLE — Around the time the iPad came out more than two years ago, Microsoft executives got an eye-opening jolt about how far Apple would go to gain an edge for its products.  —  Microsoft learned through industry sources that Apple …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
RIM may sell handset business, according to The Sunday Times  —  The Sunday Times reports today that RIM is considering a plan to split its handset division and messaging network into two separate companies, and will sell off the struggling BlackBerry hardware business.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Winamp's woes: how the greatest MP3 player undid itself  —  15 years on, Winamp still lives—but mismanagement blunted its llama-whipping.  Tens of millions of Winamp users are still out there.  MP3s are so natural to the Internet now that it's almost hard to imagine a time before high-quality compressed music.
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
The New York Times Brings All Its Content to Flipboard — and Its Pay Wall, Too  —  Times Calls Move Part of ‘NYT Everywhere’ Strategy  —  The New York Times has found a way to finally make all its content available on Flipboard, the popular reading app for tablets and smartphones: It's bringing its pay meter to Flipboard as well.
Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Apple To Feature Yelp Check-Ins Within IPhone Maps App  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s coming iPhone map application will include Yelp Inc. (YELP)'s “check-in” feature to let users broadcast their whereabouts to friends, according to materials Apple distributed to software developers.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Samsung expects sales of the Galaxy S3 to pass 10 million during July  —  Mobile giant Samsung has said that it expects that cumulative global sales of its the Galaxy S III, its latest flagship smartphone, will pass 10 million units during next month, as it begins to see the effects of launching in the US and other significant markets.
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Fast Followers, Copy Cats, and Ripoffs  —  I was reading about Judge Posner's decision to throw out Apple's patent case against Motorola on CNN Money and came upon this by Florian Mueller: … I went on to read a study of accelerator programs on RRW and came upon this: … Android is very much a iPhone knockoff.
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Apple Wants to Protect Your Identity ... by Cloning You  —  The company just acquired a patent aimed at fighting the Internet's “Little Brothers.”  —  It's common to worry about Big Brother.  But what about ... Big Brother's brothers?  —  As one company put it,
More: Guardian
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 …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
PayPal Bans BitTorrent Friendly VPN Provider  —  In response to new Internet surveillance initiatives there is a growing interest in privacy enhancing services such as VPNs and proxies.  —  TorGuard is one of the many companies catering to this demand.  As the name suggests …

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