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June 29, 2013, 12:30 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple Finds It Difficult to Divorce Samsung  —  Apple AAPL +0.70% is finding that breaking up with Samsung005930.SE +0.22% is hard to do.  For evidence, look no further than Apple Inc.'s effort to find a company other than ferocious rival Samsung Electronics Co. to make the sophisticated chip brains used in Apple's iPads and iPhones.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple signs TSMC deal for 20nm iPhone, iPad chips after finally meeting speed and power standards  —  According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple signed a deal with chip maker TSMC this month that had long been in the offing.  The deal was closed after the company met requirements …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Sunset AltaVista, Axis, RSS Alerts, and Nine Other Products, Some As Soon As Today  —  Yahoo under Marissa Mayer is taking a page from her old employer, Google, and sunsetting 12 products, with some starting as soon as today.  Included are AltaVista and other search products …
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.
Bloomberg:
Shutterstock Creates First Silicon Alley Billionaire  —  Jonathan Oringer, the founder of Shutterstock Inc., became a billionaire today as shares of the world's largest stock photo and video marketplace reached a record high.  —  Oringer, 39, owns about 55 percent of Shutterstock …
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:
Josh Centers / TidBITS:
The State of Google Reader Replacements  —  With Google Reader shutting down on 1 July 2013, Josh Centers takes a look at the alternatives that have sprung up to replace it.  We report on the best of the lot, and which third-party RSS clients will still be viable after the shutdown.
Julia Halperin / The Art Newspaper:
Amazon to launch virtual art gallery  —  The retail giant's new art site would resemble Amazon Wine, which launched last fall  —  AMAZON.com is expected to launch an online art gallery later this year.  The online retailer of books, electronics and apparel aims to offer over 1,000 art objects …
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.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / The Verge:
Digg Reader open to the public with web and iOS apps  —  It's later than Betaworks promised, but Digg Reader has finally opened up to the public and the service is integrated into Digg's iOS app too.  Digg's hotly-anticipated RSS reader has been in beta for about a week, after a development period of about three months.
Donna Tam / CNET:
Yahoo integrates Flickr with e-mail, adds new search alerts  —  The company adds Flickr access within Yahoo Mail and automated alerts for Yahoo search images or video results.  —  Continuing to spruce up its offerings, Yahoo on Friday added Flickr integration into its e-mail service …
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 …
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel's new CEO focused on mobile chips, cautious on TV  —  (Reuters) - Intel Corp's new CEO said on Friday he would speed up the rollout of chips for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices as consumers move away from personal computers.  —  Brian Krzanich, an Intel manufacturing guru …
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