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June 28, 2013, 1:45 PM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
BlackBerry PlayBook will not be upgraded to BlackBerry 10  —  Reneging on a promise it made back in January, BlackBerry has just announced that it will not, in fact, be upgrading its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to its latest mobile OS, BlackBerry 10.  CEO Thorsten Heins revealed the sour news …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
BlackBerry ships 6.8 million smartphones but loses $84 million in Q1 2014  —  Every quarter is pivotal for BlackBerry right now, but the one covered by today's earnings report (Q1 2014, in fiscal terms) is especially important.  It's the first full period of Z10 availability and also the first quarter …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
BlackBerry Shipped Just 2.7M BB10 Handsets In Q1 2014  —  BlackBerry didn't break out its individual BB10 device sales in its quarterly earnings report released earlier this morning, but during its conference call to discuss its performance CEO Thorsten Heins revealed that it shipped 2.7 …
Xbox Wire:
Xbox Announces Landmark Deal with Time Warner Cable to Bring More Live TV to Xbox 360  —  In a landmark deal announcement for Xbox 360 and Time Warner Cable customers, we're excited to share a new partnership that will deliver up to 300 of the most popular live TV channels to Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Gold members.
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
A Week After Instagram's Video Launch, Vine Sharing Tanks On Twitter  —  It's now been a full week since Instagram added video recording to its popular camera app, and it's already had a dramatic impact on its main competitor:  —  Vine sharing on Twitter has tanked.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Is Developing Android Game Console  —  Google Inc. is developing a videogame console and digital wrist watch powered by its Android operating system, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Internet company seeks to spread the software's domination beyond smartphones …
Andrew Zajac / Bloomberg:
Google Sues IRS for $83.5 Million Tax Refund  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), owner of the most popular Internet search engine, sued the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for an $83.5 million refund, claiming it was improperly denied a deduction for a 2004 stock transaction with America Online Inc.
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Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Netflix Max hands-on: Jellyvision's take on your movie queue  —  Being a Netflix subscriber is almost like being cursed — sure, you have access to untold troves of streaming TV shows and films, but how do you choose what to watch?  The burden of choice weighs heavily on the indecisive Netflix user …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Android 4.3 Available To Test For Adventurous Galaxy S4 Owners  —  Google's worst-kept secret is the upcoming Android 4.3 update for devices powered by its mobile OS (though a lot more secrets have come to light recently), and we're starting to see that update make its way to the handsets of owners who aren't afraid to experiment.
Michael Isikoff / NBC News Investigations:
Ex-Pentagon general target of leak investigation, sources say  —  Retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright was the second-highest ranking member of the U.S. military, and a key Obama adviser who served as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Legal sources tell NBC News Cartwright …
Michael J. Miller / PC Magazine:
Microsoft Pushes Cloud Service at Build  —  Today's keynote at Microsoft's Build conference focused on cloud services, with lots of enhancements to the company's Azure Web services.  I was impressed not only by how much Microsoft is trying to compete with Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform …
More: TechCrunch
Brian Proffitt / ReadWrite:
Oracle And Salesforce Bury The Hatchet—Surprisingly, Not In The Others' Back  —  What caused the kumbaya?  Oracle's fear of NoSQL and other new but increasingly popular database-related technologies.  Say this for Larry Ellison.  He can sometimes shoot off his mouth and piss people off …
Lucian Constantin / Computerworld:
Citadel malware targets localized brands and users  —  Malware variant can modify localized versions of social networks, banks and e-commerce sites when accessed from infected computers  —  A new variant of the Citadel financial malware uses in-browser injection techniques combined …

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