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June 14, 2013, 5:10 PM

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Joanna Stern / ABCNEWS:
Facebook to Hold Mysterious Product Launch Event on June 20  —  Facebook seems to have even more products up its sleeve.  On the heels of releasing its new hashtag feature this week and the roll out of its new iPhone and Android features, the company will hold an event on Thursday …
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.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Microsoft Said To Give Zero Day Exploits To US Government Before It Patches Them  —  Bloomberg came out with quite a bombshell last night, discussing how lots of tech companies apparently work with the NSA and other government agencies, not to pass data on users over to the government …
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TechCrunch:
Path Is On The Path To New Funding, Approaching $1B Valuation  —  We're hearing from multiple sources that private social network Path is raising a new round of funding that could value the company as high as $1 billion.  According to one source, the company is in the process …
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
EU to end mobile roaming charges next year  —  Consumers will next year be able to use their mobile phones across the European Union for the same price as at home, it is planned, after officials voted to fast-track major reforms of telecoms regulation.  —  It will cost the same to use …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Carl Icahn May Walk Away From Dell Proxy Fight He Started  —  Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who has been one of the key players in the proxy fight over the struggling computer maker Dell, may be ready to take his chips off the table.  —  CNBC's David Faber reported minutes ago …
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