Zuckerberg Launches A Tech Lobby, But What Will It Do Differently?view story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made headlines today on the announcement of his new technology lobby, FWD.us, that he formed with his powerful Silicon Valley friends. (IT news)

Zuckerberg And A Team Of Tech All-Stars Launch Political Advocacy Group FWD.usview story

http://techcrunch.com – Leaders from Facebook, Google, and other tech giants today announced they’re banding together to form a political advocacy group called FWD.us, designed to promote policies that will keep the American workforce competitive. (IT news)

SimCity Arrives On Mac June 11, 1.3M PC Copies Sold So Far Despite Connection Requirementsview story

http://techcrunch.com – SimCity is making its way to Mac, as promised, but now EA has put a specific date on when that will happen. (IT news)

Facebookers Go Red To Support Marriage Equalityview story

http://techcrunch.com – Notice a little extra red in the blue sea of Facebook the past couple of days? That’s a new picture shared by the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group for LGBT individuals and their allies, which is being used to show support for marriage equality. Proposition 8, which outlaws same-sex marriages in California, has moved in front of the Supreme Court for review. (IT news)

Perforce: Linux, Open Source Commitment Highview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Should companies that produce mostly proprietary software invest in Linux development? In one sense, that seems as illogical as the artisanal-organic bread guy from the local farmers’ market buying shares in Wonder Bread. (IT news)

Google Isn’t A Monopoly If Consumers Choose Speed Over Optionsview story

http://techcrunch.com – While the Federal Trade Commission absolved Google of monopoly accusations earlier today for prioritizing its own products in search results, it’s questionable whether the search giant can ever be considered a monopoly, if consumers continue to rely on Google to offer up solutions without the inconvenience of comparison shopping other services. There’s countless review websites to help (IT news)

Bleeding-Edge Election Day Get-Out-The-Vote Techview story

http://techcrunch.com – On Election Day, billion-dollar war chests and celebrity endorsements are infinitely less important than getting Americans off the couch and into the polling booth. (IT news)

Introducing CrunchGov, TechCrunch’s Policy Platformview story

http://techcrunch.com – Nearly a year after citizens blindsided the government with an unprecedented protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act, Congress is at a loss for how to proceed. Luddite officials see complex tech issues as a mysterious minefield and the greenhorn technology industry does not have the insider D.C. (IT news)

Overcoming the Latest Hurdles in Managed Servicesview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Through the research he conducted prior to writing the best-selling book, “Good to Great,” Jim Collins discovered a common thread among all the businesses that transformed into successful organizations. “There was no miracle moment. (IT news)

France's parliamentarians to choose Ubuntu ?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Quote: April, a French advocacy group on free software, is approaching the members in the French Parliament to get them to select Ubuntu for their office PCs. (Hardware)