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June 26, 2013, 9:00 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 News and I4U NewsTweets: @kmmokai and @jilliancyork
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
India Passes Japan To Become Third Largest Global Smartphone Market, After China & U.S.  —  India pushed past Japan to become the third largest global smartphone market in Q1, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics.  The analyst notes it's the first time ever that India has moved up into third place.
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
The H Security:
Backdoor in HP backup servers  —  According to security researcher Technion, SSH access is all that's required to remotely compromise HP StoreOnce backup systems.  Entering the user name “HPSupport” and a preset password causes the system to open an undocumented administrator account.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
SK Telecom launches the world's first LTE-Advanced network, and the Galaxy S4 LTE-A  —  Just days after an LTE-Advanced variant of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 leaked, Korean carrier SK Telecom has officially announced it's launching the world's first LTE-Advanced wireless network.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Voxer's Secret Plan to Make Money From Mobile Messaging: Sell It to Companies  —  Usage of free and cheap mobile communications apps, from WhatsApp to Skype, has exploded around the world.  —  Voxer CEO Tom Katis  —  But one startup thinks it has a master plan that makes it more of a viable business than all the rest.
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.
Jo Best / ZDNet:
Europe's broadband 25 percent slower than ISPs promise  —  Summary: Broadband speeds on the continent are only about three-quarters of the headline advertised speeds, the EC has found.  —  Jo Best  —  It's been long known that advertised broadband speeds rarely match up to the reality …
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

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