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June 13, 2013, 8:45 PM

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Reuters:
Apple looking at bigger iPhone screens, multiple colours - sources  —  * May launch cheaper iPhones in 5-6 colours - sources  —  * Apple has floated cheaper model price of $99 - source  —  Apple Inc is exploring launching iPhones with bigger screens, as well as cheaper models in a range of colours …
eMarketer:
Google Takes Home Half of Worldwide Mobile Internet Ad Revenues  —  Facebook to earn more than one in 10 mobile ad dollars this year  —  Google earned more than half of the $8.8 billion advertisers worldwide spent on mobile internet ads last year, helping propel the company to take in nearly …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Symantec Cutting up to 1,700 Jobs as Early as Today  —  Security software company Symantec may lay off as many as 1,700 employees as early as today, sources familiar with the company's plans tell AllThingsD.  —  The cuts are part of a company-wide reorganization first announced in January …
Microsoft:
Microsoft and Best Buy announce the Windows Store only at Best Buy  —  Store-within-a-store will launch this summer at more than 600 Best Buy locations, offering Windows-based PCs, tablets, accessories and support from dedicated, Microsoft-trained staff.  —  Microsoft Corp. and Best Buy Co …
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Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Twitter opens up its analytics platform, lets everyone review the performance of their tweets for free  —  Twitter has quietly opened up its various analytics tools to the public, giving everyone access to in-depth data about the people and brands who follow them, as well as the performance of their most recent tweets.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Betting On The ‘Reinvention Of Local,’ Sequoia Leads Thumbtack's $12.5M Series B  —  Thumbtack, a marketplace for local service providers, has raised a $12.5 million Series B led by Sequoia Capital.  —  When co-founder and CEO Marco Zappacosta told me about the funding …
Christian Zibreg / iDownloadBlog.com:
New in iOS 7: zooming during video capture  —  As we continue to discover both the big features and smaller nice-to-haves in iOS 7 on an ongoing basis, it has just come to our knowledge that you can access the Camera's zoom controls while shooting video.  —  Think twice before dismissing …
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Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Samsung chief alludes to ‘mirrorless’ Galaxy Camera sequel coming June 20th  —  We had a feeling the Galaxy S4 Zoom wouldn't be the final word in Samsung's Android-powered camera lineup for 2013, and now it seems that a truer successor to the high-spec Galaxy Camera is indeed on its way.
Justin Lafferty / Inside Facebook:
Facebook to eliminate sponsored search results  —  As part of its recent advertising simplification push, Facebook is eliminating its sponsored search results ad unit.  A Facebook spokesperson told Inside Facebook that the reason why the sponsored results will be nixed is because the most common marketers …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google updates Plus, Play Music apps for Android with faster downloads, synced notifications  —  Google pushed out a couple of app updates for Android smartphones and tablets on Wednesday; one for its Google Plus app and one for its recently redesigned Google Play Music app.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Boxee Looking for $30 Million Round or Buyer  —  Boxee wants some help.  —  The Web TV startup would like to raise a big investment round, or find a buyer.  It's been looking for cash or an exit since February, when it hired media banker Allen & Co., according to people familiar with the company.
Nick Heath / ZDNet:
Amazon launches online store for 3D printers  —  Summary: Online retail giant Amazon has dedicated a section of its site to selling 3D printers in another move towards the devices becoming mainstream.  —  Nick Heath  —  In another step towards 3D printers finding a place in everday businesses and homes …

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