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June 26, 2013, 5:05 AM

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Gregory Kohs- / Examiner:
Jimmy Wales breaks Wikipedia rules in hunt for Snowden  —  Wikipedia's notorious co-founder, Jimmy Wales, has launched an investigation to determine if any of the pseudonyms who edit the world's biggest encyclopedia are in fact (or suspected to be) classified security info leaker, Edward Snowden.
More: Softpedia NewsTweets: @jilliancyork and @kmmokai
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Greenwald: Snowden's Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him  —  Snowden has shared encoded copies of all the documents he took so that they won't disappear if he does, Glenn Greenwald tells Eli Lake.  —  As the U.S. government presses Moscow to extradite former National Security …
Rahul Sood / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Announcing Microsoft Ventures for startups to build, innovate and grow  —  The following is a post from Rahul Sood, general manager of Microsoft Startups.  —  Entrepreneurship is an increasingly global phenomenon.  We know that the barriers to turn an idea into a business have never been lower.
Rolfe Winkler / MoneyBeat:
Big Apple, Bigger Google  —  Google has passed Apple as the most valuable technology company in the world—on one measure.  —  The search giant eclipsed the iPhone maker last week, actually.  Few would have noticed because the metric by which Google jumped ahead isn't the widely-watched one of market capitalization.
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Source: Snapchat Cofounders Unloaded Personal Stock for $20 M.  —  A source familiar with Snapchat's recent round of funding said that the teen sensation's two twenty-something cofounders, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, each received $10 million in secondary funding as individual shareholders.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Cut Clutter: Two Ways to Put Your Inbox on a Diet  —  Lots of people feel they're drowning in email, with swollen inboxes that make it hard to pinpoint important messages in a sea of annoying marketing mail and unwanted newsletters.  —  Some major email players have tried to improve the situation.
Tweets: @waltmossberg
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guildelines After “Decline In Compliance”  —  In 2002, the US Federal Trade Commission issued landmark guidelines to search engines, to ensure they were make a clear distinction between their paid and unpaid listings.  Now, the FTC has updated those guidelines …
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired:
In Search of Tech Cred, eBay Builds a New Engine for a New Identity  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — It was 2008, and eBay had a problem.  Mark Carges had just arrived to lead the tech side of what the company would come to call the “turnaround” of its core marketplace business.  The brand was stale.
More: SiliconBeatTweets: @scotwingo
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Digg Reader Is A Promising, But Still Incomplete, Google Reader Alternative (Hands On)  —  For a subset of the Internet's population, Google's March announcement of its intention to shutter its dated, rusting RSS feed-reading service Google Reader was met with a large outcry.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
First Look: OS X Mavericks  —  After Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference ended, Apple supplied me with a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a copy of OS X Mavericks to evaluate and post my thoughts on The Loop.  The version of Mavericks I tested was newer than the one released at WWDC, but not as new as the one released on Monday.
Heather Murphy / The Lede:
Why Snowden Asked Visitors in Hong Kong to Refrigerate Their Phones  —  Before a dinner of pizza and fried chicken late Sunday in Hong Kong, Edward J. Snowden insisted that a group of lawyers advising him in the Chinese territory “hide their cellphones in the refrigerator of the home where he was staying …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Facebook explains how ‘TAO’ serves social workloads, data requests  —  Summary: Facebook's engineering team outlines the design of TAO, the social network's graph data store.  —  Facebook has dropped in yet another tile to the puzzle that is its Open Graph infrastructure.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
New Google report shows malware by country: highest rates in India, Central Europe  —  Google's Transparency Report is a document that shines light on threats to the internet, including copyright takedowns and government surveillance requests.  On Tuesday, the search giant announced a new section …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Mozilla launches Firefox 22 with 3D gaming, video calls and file sharing to court developers  —  Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox Web browser today that offers support for 3D gaming, video calls, and file sharing.  With these integrations, developers will be better able …

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