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Duh-duh-duh duhhhhhhh….duh duh duh-duh-duh…. Sorry, my love for ’80s power anthems crept in there for a second. Anyway: Apple may be paying back folks for Final Cut Pro X, but Sprint is willing to go to any lengths to stop a devastating merger, and, most importantly, the Angry Robots movie continues to gain steam. The remainders for Tuesday, June 28, 2011 are leaving together, but still it’s farewell.

Apple begins refunding unhappy Final Cut Pro X customers (The Next Web)

Reports are filtering in that Apple may be offering refunds to disgruntled Final Cut Pro X purchasers who request them via the Mac App Store’s Customer Service form. As a special bonus, Apple is also providing them all with free copies of iMovie HD 6.

Sprint’s Hesse Fires ’Nukes’ to Kill T-Mobile/AT&T (Bloomberg)

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse is serious about stopping AT&T’s acquisition of rival carrier T-Mobile—so serious, in fact, that he’s willing to go nuclear. Whoa, whoa, whoa—he’s got nukes? Great, now we have to invade Sprint.

Apple to move ARM SoC production away from Samsung in 2012 (Ars Technica)

Will Apple end business with Samsung? The South Korea-based company currently makes the ARM processors used in Apple’s iOS devices, but given the two firms’ increasingly frosty legal relationship, that situation might change. The potential winner in such a scenario might be the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, who may take over Apple’s processor-making operations. However, Samsung will apparently remain the sole supplier of the chip on Apple’s shoulder.

David Maisel, Former Chairman of Marvel Studios, to Become Special Advisor to Rovio (Rovio)

Okay, Rovio. You guys have taken this whole “Angry Birds movie” gag way too far. Hiring the former chairman of Marvel Entertainment (not to mention executive producer of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger)? What’s next, Robert Downey, Jr. as Red Bird?

No. I was joking. Don’t even think about it. Seriously. I will end you.

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