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June 24, 2013, 9:20 AM

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Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Aims to Become Newspaper for Mobile Devices  —  Facebook Inc. is aiming to become a newspaper for mobile devices.  —  The social network has been quietly working on a service, internally called Reader, that displays content from Facebook users and publishers in a new visual format tailored …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Update: As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate  —  According to sources close to the situation, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is likely unveil his plans to restructure the tech giant to a larger group of senior execs by July 1.  —  That prospect has many top managers …
Jon Matonis / Forbes:
Bitcoin Foundation Receives Cease And Desist Order From California  —  Directly following last month's Bitcoin 2013 conference event in San Jose, CA that brought good revenue into the state, California's Department of Financial Institutions decided to issue a cease and desist warning …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Duck Duck Go's Post-PRISM Growth Actually Proves No One Cares About “Private” Search  —  Look out, Google!  Duck Duck Go is on the rise, posting a 50% traffic increase in just eight days.  Is this proof people want a “private” search engine, in the wake of allegations the PRISM program allows …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: Medicine That Monitors You  —  SAN FRANCISCO — They look like normal pills, oblong and a little smaller than a daily vitamin.  But if your physician writes a prescription for these pills in the not-too-distant future, you might hear a new twist on an old cliché …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Kicks KickassTorrents Off Google With ‘Precision’ Takedown  —  Every week copyright holders send millions of DMCA takedown notices to Google, hoping to make pirated movies and music harder to find.  —  The RIAA is one of the most active senders and has asked Google to remove over 23 million links to copyrighted content.
Tracey Lien / Polygon:
The Apple obstacle for serious games  —  Making a serious game for iOS devices is not as easy as you'd think  —  When the iPhone launched in 2007, it changed the video game landscape in a way that no one could have predicted.  Where gaming was once confined to PCs and consoles …
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Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
The 2013 MacBook Air Review (13-inch)  —  Things didn't go exactly as I'd expected at WWDC.  I spent the week before the show at Computex, talking to PC OEMs, who had all just launched their Haswell ULT based Ultrabooks.  With a couple of exceptions however, the bulk of Haswell ULT systems …

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