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June 14, 2013, 11:55 AM

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Julia White / The Microsoft Office Blog:
Office Mobile for iPhone now available for Office 365 subscribers  —  Today, we're releasing Office Mobile for iPhone available at no extra charge from the Apple App Store for Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 ProPlus subscribers.  Similar to our free Office Mobile for Windows Phone …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Office for iPhone: Microsoft delivers basic document editing, but no iPad version  —  After months of rumors and speculation on Microsoft's Office plans for iOS, the software giant is finally delivering a copy for iPhone today.  Office Mobile for iOS will be strictly iPhone only initially …
Michael Riley / Bloomberg:
U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms  —  Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, four people familiar with the process said.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Secret Court Ruling Put Tech Companies in Data Bind  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In a secret court in Washington, Yahoo's top lawyers made their case.  The government had sought help in spying on certain foreign users, without a warrant, and Yahoo had refused, saying the broad requests were unconstitutional.
Ryan Tate / Wired:
Bloomberg Puts Every New York Neighborhood on Nextdoor  —  There's been a war brewing between Silicon Valley startups and the New York City government, which recently blocked attempts by online services Airbnb, Uber and RelayRides to compete, perhaps illegally, with Gotham hotels and taxis.
Ed Payne / CNN:
New Jersey law would allow cops to search phone after crash  —  (CNN) — You've been in an accident.  The police officer goes through the normal drill, asking for your license and registration.  —  Then she goes a step further.  “Could I have your cellphone, please?” she says.
Greg Barto / TechCrunch:
Lucas And Spielberg Predict “Massive Implosion” Of Hollywood Caused By Tech Industry  —  George Lucas and Steven Spielberg aren't so bullish on the future of the film industry.  At a talk at USC, the pair agreed that it's on track to have a “massive implosion”.
Parmy Olson / Forbes:
What Waze Adds To Google: A View From Waze's CEO  —  When Google confirmed earlier this week that it had bought Waze for what we understand to be more than $1 billion, a senior exec in Google's geo-location division talked about Waze's community of users several times.  He described it as the service's “DNA.”
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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Steve Jobs initially didn't want an iBookstore, Eddy Cue says  —  Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, says he had to convince Jobs to pursue iBooks, and he only had a couple months to make it happen before the iPad announcement.
Josh Elman / Medium:
“How will they make money?” is the wrong question  —  Seems like every year we hear about a few new consumer networks raising large amounts of money at high valuations.  And right on cue, we hear cynics asking, “But how will they ever make money?” let alone “enough money to justify the valuation.”
Yuliya Chernova / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Steve Case's Revolution Growth Leads $20M Investment in Lolly Wolly Doodle  —  At a time when major retailers grapple with the fallout from outsourcing apparel manufacturing to developing countries, a small, rapidly growing children's apparel upstart is proving that clothing can be made locally and at scale …
Emily Gogolak / NYT Bits:
Smartphone Makers Pressed to Address Growing Theft Problem  —  Seeking to curb the nationwide increase in smartphone thefts, New York State's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, and the San Francisco district attorney, George Gascón, on Thursday announced an initiative to try to address the problem.

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