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June 19, 2013, 4:15 PM

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Apple:
HBO GO & WatchESPN Come to Apple TV  —  iTunes Viewers Now Purchasing Over 800,000 TV Episodes & Over 350,000 Movies Per Day  —  Apple® today announced that HBO GO and WatchESPN are now available directly on Apple TV® joining the great lineup of programming offered to customers. iTunes® users …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple TV Gets a Bit Bigger, With HBO and ESPN Apps (For Most, but Not All of You)  —  Apple's TV hobby just got a bit bigger: Apple has added five new content providers to its sort-of set-top box, notably Time Warner's HBO Go and Disney's WatchESPN.  Also available as of today …
More: iMore, CNET and GigaOM
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. school board OKs $30 million for Apple iPads  —  L.A. schools Supt.  John Deasy stepped out of a Tuesday Board of Education meeting during a vote to spend $30 million on iPads because, he said, he owns a small amount of stock in Apple.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2012)
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
As Fab Raises Another $150 Million at a $1 Billion Valuation, E-Commerce Industry Looks On Warily  —  Here's an interesting exercise I tried recently when talking with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists involved in e-commerce: “I say ‘Fab’; you say?”  —  “Inspiring.”  —  “Ballsy.”  —  “Ambitious.”
Husain Sumra / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Ponders His Legacy In Never-Before-Seen 1994 Video  —  EverySteveJobsVideo (via The Loop) today released a never-before-seen video of Steve Jobs in 1994, while he was at NeXT, pondering his legacy in the personal computer field and whether he thought he would be remembered for his work in the future.
Michael Lee / ZDNet:
Researchers able to predict Apple iOS-generated hotspot passwords  —  Summary: Although iOS generates seemingly random passwords for its hotspots to eliminate the use of ‘default’ passwords, researchers at a German university have found that they are able to break these passwords in under a minute.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Leaseweb Wipes All Megaupload User Data, Dotcom Outraged  —  Ever since the raids in January last year, the fate of Megaupload users' personal files has remained uncertain.  —  It's been a frustrating situation for the millions of affected users and one that has taken a turn for the worst today …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Add Qualcomm as Surface RT Supplier  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), seeking to break into the market for tablet computers, will update its Surface RT using chips from Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), people with knowledge of the company's plans said.  —  Some new versions of Surface …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Facebook rolling out ability to insert images natively into comments, starting with Web  —  Is Facebook making a move to allow users to reply to their friend's status updates with images?  According to a screenshot from devianART's Product Marketing Manager Dan Leveille, it appears so.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Wired Editor Michael Copeland Joins Andreessen Horowitz To Lead New ‘Content Strategy’  —  Wired Senior Editor Michael Copeland is joining venture firm Andreessen Horowitz.  We've confirmed with the VC firm that Copeland will be leading Andreessen's new ‘content strategy.’
Tweets: @mvc, @qhardy and @markmilian
Mat Smith / Engadget:
HTC Butterfly s revealed: 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, UltraPixel camera sensor (video)  —  HTC's just pulled back the proverbial curtains on the Butterfly s at its Taiwan launch event.  It'll arrive boasting an identical-sounding 5-inch 1080p display, front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers and Sense 5 as expected.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
TripAdvisor Continues Acquisition Spree, Buys GateGuru Mobile App For Real-Time Travel Info  —  Travel portal TripAdvisor continues to push ahead with its mobile and social acquisitions: today the company announced that it has acquired GateGuru, a mobile app that provides real-time information on airports, weather, and flights.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Feedly Cloud Goes Live To Replace Google Reader's Backend, Power New Web Version Of Feedly's App  —  In 10 days, Google's RSS feed-reading service Google Reader will shut down for good.  In its wake, developers working on products in the RSS ecosystem have been stepping up to deliver apps, tools and other services to fill the void.
Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blog:
Evernote Web Clipper for Chrome Gets Gmail Clipping  —  Web Clipping is one of our favorite Evernote features.  With a simple click of our browser extension, you can save just about anything you see online into your Evernote account for permanent safekeeping.  Today, we're taking this one step further.
Steven M. Davidoff / DealBook:
Google's Effort to Skirt Regulation May Invite More Scrutiny  —  Google's motto is “don't be evil.”  But its recent acquisition of Waze, reportedly for $1 billion in cash, shows that just because you're not evil, it doesn't mean you can't be aggressive in pushing the boundaries of the law.
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Viacom joins Twitter Amplify program to pump up second-screen volume (and insert more ads)  —  Movie and TV giant Viacom hopped on the Twitter Amplify program to pump up the second-screen volume, starting with its 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on August 25.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Bath salts and booty: watch a drug-fueled John McAfee uninstall his antivirus software  —  The strange tale of John McAfee keeps getting stranger.  In a video posted to YouTube last night, the antivirus software founder and part-time fugitive callously sends up the program he helped create.
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) Performance Preview: Qualcomm Mobile Development Tablet Tested  —  We've written about Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) before, for those unfamiliar, this is Qualcomm's new flagship SoC with four Krait 400 CPUs at up to 2.3 GHz, Adreno 330 graphics, and the latest modem IP block with Category 4 LTE.

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Microsoft:
FansChoice.tv and Ooyala choose Microsoft to help them deliver content to anyone, on any device  —  On Monday at the 2014 NAB Show exhibition, Microsoft is showing the latest technology innovations for the broadcast media industry.
Atlassian:
5 Steps to launching a thriving Q&A Community  —  Imagine having a self-governing community of engaged employees answering each others' questions, solving problems, and sharing new ideas!
Zoho Blogs:
Zoho CRM - Discontinuing Integration with LinkedIn  —  Back in 2011, to help our customers focus more on selling and less CRMing, we started offering integration with LinkedIn along with various other important features.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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