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June 12, 2013, 4:20 AM

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David Drummond / The Official Google Blog:
Asking the U.S. government to allow Google to publish more national security request data  —  This morning we sent the following letter to the offices of the Attorney General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Read the full text below.  -Ed.  —  Dear Attorney General Holder and Director Mueller
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Google, Facebook & Microsoft Ask US Gov't For Permission To Report FISA Data Requests  —  Google, Facebook and Microsoft have all asked the US government for permission to include data requests made under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), requests that are currently so secret …
Daniel Cawrey / CoinDesk:
PRISM's effect on bitcoin prices  —  Say what you will about the revealing of the US government's program for phone surveillance as well as data collection from American tech companies known as “PRISM”.  Since the story broke, it has clearly had an effect on the price of bitcoins.  Don't believe it?
Alex Fowler / The Mozilla Blog:
Brian McClendon / The Official Google Blog:
Google Maps and Waze, outsmarting traffic together  —  We've all been there: stuck in traffic, frustrated that you chose the wrong route on the drive to work.  But imagine if you could see real-time traffic updates from friends and fellow travelers ahead of you, calling out “fender bender …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Behind The Maps: WTF Is Waze And Why Did Google Just Pay A Billion+ For It?  —  The tech industry has seen its fair share of acquisition whoppers lately, with Salesforce acquiring ExactTarget for $2.5 billion this month, and Yahoo putting the icing on its acquisition spree by snatching up Tumblr for $1.1 billion.
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Catwig:
Google Glass Teardown  —  What is this Glass thing anyways?  Google's latest and hottest gadget needs little introduction.  Since its public unveiling in April 2012, the tiny head-mounted Android computer has been collecting controversy and sociological analysis.
Mark Spoonauer / Laptopmag.com:
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) Review  —  Pros: Very long battery life; Faster flash memory; Improved graphics performance; Excellent keyboard and touchpad; Relatively loud speakers; Great webcam Cons: Lower-res screen than competition; Fan can get noisy when playing games …
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Christopher Harrison / The Hill:
Why Pandora bought an FM radio station  —  The internet isn't just the future of radio; it is radio.  Today, 70+ million Americans listen to Pandora, accounting for more than 7 percent of all U.S. radio listening.  Our Music Genome Project, the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken …
Jessica E. Lessin / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Rising Star: Craig Federighi  —  Software Chief Impresses in the Spotlight at Developers Conference; Now He Must Maintain Loyalty  —  A new frontman for Apple Inc. is emerging.  —  At the company's annual developers conference Monday, little-known executive Craig Federighi got …
Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Angers Gamers With Xbox One Restrictions  —  LOS ANGELES—Microsoft Corp. has touched a nerve with gamers, and rival Sony Corp. hopes to exploit the situation.  —  The Redmond, Wash., software giant last week irked the gaming community by disclosing restrictions associated …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein calls sale to HP ‘a waste’  —  Three years after the $1.2 billion acquisition, Rubinstein says it's unlikely he would do the deal knowing that HP would hobble WebOS.  —  Nearly three years after Palm sold itself to Hewlett-Packard, the mobile device maker's …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
HP and Google Team Up to Offer Small Businesses “IT in a Box”  —  Tech giants Hewlett-Packard and Google just announced a plan in which they will join forces under the banner of Google Apps.  —  HP has become a Google Apps reseller and will package management tools with its PCs, printers and other IT gear.

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