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June 19, 2013, 5:40 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: Macworld, CNET and iMore
Don Mattrick / Xbox Wire:
Your Feedback Matters - Update on Xbox One  —  Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.  —  For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come.
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)
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft-Nokia Advanced Talks Recently Broke Down  —  Microsoft Corp. was recently in advanced discussions with Nokia Corp. about a purchase of the Finnish company's device business, according to people familiar with the matter, in a marriage that could have reshaped the mobile-phone industry.
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.
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.”
Mat Honan / Wired:
Yahoo's Very Bad Idea to Release Email Addresses  —  Yahoo is releasing inactive Yahoo IDs so that users can score a better email address.  This means you can finally have albert@yahoo.com instead of albert9330399@yahoo.com, for example.  Sounds great, right?  It's actually a spectacularly bad idea.
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.
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process  —  Obama and other NSA defenders insist there are robust limitations on surveillance but the documents show otherwise  —  Since we began began publishing stories about the NSA's massive domestic spying apparatus, various NSA defenders …
Tweets: @csoghoian
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
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Acquires Social Startup Spindle  —  Twitter has acquired Spindle, a social startup focused on the location and check-in space, and discovering local places of interest nearby.  —  “We've spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the question …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
LG to mass-produce flexible displays  —  Firm releases displays with bendable screens  —  LG Display is expected to solidify its leadership in the display market as it will mass-produce a new flexible smartphone panel for major clients from the fourth quarter of this year.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Zynga Acquires Spooky Cool Labs To Boost Its Social Casino Push  —  In spite of the recent layoffs, Zynga is still picking up talent in strategic areas like social casino gaming.  —  The company bought a roughly 40-person team called Spooky Cool Labs full of real-money gaming talent.
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.
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.

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