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June 3, 2013, 5:05 PM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Zynga to Lay Off 520 Employees — 18 Percent of Staff — and Shutter New York and LA Offices in Refocus on Mobile  —  Zynga is laying off 18 percent of its workforce — which represents 520 employees — in a bid to reduce costs and more drastically restructure its troubled business toward mobile …
Mark Pincus / Zynga Company Blog:
CEO Update  —  Our Founder and CEO Mark Pincus today sent a note to employees outlining structural changes Zynga implemented today and provided some detail on cost-reductions that are taking place company-wide.  Please find his note, posted in its entirety, below.  —  To our Zynga Community,
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Microsoft Ponders Major Restructuring, Amid Renewed Wall Street Focus on Stock  —  According to sources close to the situation, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is working on what is likely to turn into a significant restructuring of the massive software company, which could also move several current execs to more prominent roles.
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Cut Windows for Tablet Prices  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is cutting the price of its Windows software for small tablets, seeking to shore up foundering efforts to combat Apple Inc. (AAPL) in the mobile-computing market, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Releases Vine For Android Smartphones As It Tops 13M Users  —  Twitter has released Vine for Android, bringing the 6-second video sharing service to Google's mobile OS for the first time.  The Vine app is available for Android smartphones right now, and is a free download for anyone running Android 4.0 or higher.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Researchers Say They Can Hack Your iPhone With A Malicious Charger  —  Careful what you put between your iPhone and a power outlet: That helpful stranger's charger may be injecting your device with more than mere electrons.  —  At the upcoming Black Hat security conference in late July …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Samsung announces new 8" and 10.1" Galaxy Tab 3 Android tablets, launching globally in June  —  Samsung introduced its Galaxy Tab 3 range of Android tablets today, unveuling a new 8-inch and 10.1-inch option which will be sold “globally” from the beginning of June.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Here's the Justice Department's case against Apple  —  The Department of Justice has posted its opening statements against Apple as the two head to trial over alleged e-book price fixing.  —  The Department of Justice has just released the 81-slide deck of its opening statements against Apple …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Dell XPS 11 video preview: a Yoga for the Haswell crowd  —  Unlike Acer and Asus, who overwhelmed us with sheer numbers this morning, Dell's Computex assault is formed by just one, standout product, the XPS 11.  This 11.6-inch laptop touts an outstanding 2560 x 1440 resolution …
Lorraine Luk / Digits:
Foxconn Developing Firefox Devices  —  Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said Monday it is developing more than five devices-from smartphones to televisions to large display boards-using Mozilla's Firefox mobile operating system.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Yes, Twitter Is Down For Some, Having Site & API Issues  —  Can't log into Twitter?  Can't access profile pages or load particular tweets.  Finding Twitter just unstable?  Your Twitter client not working?  It's not you.  It's Twitter.  —  I've been having problems with Twitter for about 20 minutes now …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple again plans AirDrop wireless file-sharing for iOS  —  Apple is currently testing versions of iOS 7 internally that include the AirDrop WiFi-direct file sharing tool from the Mac, according to people familiar with the software.  —  Like with the Flickr and Vimeo integration …

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