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  • News: Facebook launches App Center

    Facebook took its App Center live on Thursday at a slick media event in San Francisco, announcing a handful of previously undisclosed features.

  • News: Lawmakers suggest using military spectrum for LightSquared

    Five members of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee have asked the FCC to review all available spectrum controlled by the Department of Defense and try to find ways to make LightSquared's proposed mobile broadband network possible.

  • News: Apple's WWDC 2012: Expect MacBook Refreshes, Siri Update

    Is a refresh of the MacBook Pro and Air coming? Will Apple go "broader" with Siri? What about Apple striking a deal with Facebook? Yes. Maybe. Probably not.

  • News: How ComScore Is Using Hadoop to Tame Its Big Data Flow

    Market researcher ComScore tames a torrent of data with open-source analytics

  • Opinion: Kindle Fire: Once Hot, Now Cold?

    Amazon had better hope that its upcoming second-generation Kindle Fire is a real crowd-pleaser, because interest it the original Fire appears to be fading fast.

  • Opinion: Music Site Last.fm Joins the Password-Leak Parade

    Music site Last.fm is investigating a security breach involving the leak of some user passwords, the site said Thursday. The admission is the third in two days, following similar news from social networking site LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony on Wednesday.

  • News: OmniPlan project manager launches as an iPad app

    OmniPlan, a popular Mac-based project management application in its desktop version, is now available on the iPad.

  • News: Standards group to bar IE10 from claiming 'Do Not Track' compliance

    Microsoft's decision to switch on the "Do Not Track" by default in Internet Explorer will have to be rethought if the company wants to claim it supports the developing privacy standard.

  • News: Foursquare launches major redesign

    Foursquare on Thursday launched a major redesign of its app for the iPhone and Android devices, incorporating features from social discovery and local search applications, as well as the "like" feature made famous by Facebook.

  • News: Microsoft's moves against Flame may throw wrench in Patch Tuesday

    Microsoft plans to deliver seven security updates next week to patch 28 bugs, but its plans to update Windows Update in response to the Flame malware could disrupt this month's patching.

  • News: 5 Google Calendar Tips and Tricks for Power Users

    For busy people (and aren't we all?), work and personal calendars dictate the day, from meetings to appointments, from project deadlines and the kids' soccer games. Without the proper tools, managing a calendar--and the workweek--can be a headache.

  • News: WWDC 2012 Preview: What to Expect from Apple

    Apple will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday and speculation is rampant about what the company has in store for attendees and Apple fanatics around the globe. WWDC 2012 will include purported refreshes to almost the entire Mac lineup including the Mac Pro, Facebook integration for iOS, Siri integration for the iPad, iCloud improvements, as well as sneak peeks at iOS 6 and the previously announced OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

  • News: Researcher: Interdependencies could lead to cloud 'meltdowns'

    As the use of cloud computing becomes more and more mainstream, serious operational "meltdowns" could arise as end-users and vendors mix, match and bundle services for various means, a researcher argues in a new paper set for discussion next week at the USENIX HotCloud '12 conference in Boston.

  • News: Windows 8 Update: We're talking IPv6-friendly

    Windows 8 has a bias in favor of IPv6 but can handle IPv4 connectivity when it's the only option, something that will help the IPv6 transition for businesses and individuals.

  • Opinion: Will DVD Drives Still be Around in a Few Decades?

    In On What Media Should I Backup My Photos, I recommended archiving to DVD+Rs, and discussed the issue of whether these discs are stable enough for long-time storage. Philip Peters wrote me and brought up another issue: Will we have drives that can read DVDs in ten, 20, or 50 years?

  • News: Google beefs up Apps' compliance with EU data protection rules

    Google will now include additional provisions in its Apps sales contracts with E.U. customers to offer more assurances about the data they store in Google data centers.

  • News: Dell announces $100M credit fund for startups

    Dell on Thursday announced the creation of a US$100 million credit fund aimed at giving startups the "financial and scalable technology resources they need to maximize potential for innovation, speed to market and job creation."

  • News: Napster founders launch video chat for Facebook

    Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, the founders of music-sharing site Napster, have launched a new browser-based video chat service called Airtime, that allows users to converse with friends and strangers via their Facebook networks.

  • News: World IPv6 Launch promotes use of new internet protocol

    Internet service providers, website owners and home networking equipment manufacturers around the world today permanently enabled the next generation of internet protocol (IPv6) for their products and services.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Touchy feely

    Google says it's not about to leave iOS users high and dry for maps, Apple may be planning a flood of new Mac releases for next week, and buckle up--mobile displays may soon provide a bumpy ride. The remainders for Wednesday, June 6, 2012 are feeling fine.

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