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June 3, 2014, 5:40 PM

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Stephan Somogyi / Google Online Security Blog:
Google announces End-to-End Chrome extension alpha for sending secure emails with OpenPGP  —  Making end-to-end encryption easier to use  —  Your security online has always been a top priority for us, and we're constantly working to make sure your data is safe.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram 6.0 Seduces Pro Photographers With Adjustable Filters And 9 New Effects  —  “People come to Instagram today to post their photos but haven't come back to edit their photos” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells me.  So today Instagram is adding sliders to control 9 new photo effects and the intensity of its existing filters.
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Touch-first Microsoft Office for Android to beat Windows 8 version to market  —  Summary: In another example of Microsoft's mobile-first strategy, the company is expected to make the Android version of its core touch-first Office apps available months ahead of the Windows 8 variant.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google launches 64-bit version of Chrome, starting with Dev and Canary channels for Windows 7 and Windows 8  —  Google today announced the debut of a 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows, starting with the introduction of 64-bit Dev and Canary channels for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Intel bets on Surface Pro 3-like 2-in-1 devices with “mobile PC” reference design  —  Intel Bets On Surface Pro 3-Like “2-In-1″ Devices  —  Today at the Computex event in Taiwan, Intel unveiled a reference design '2-in-1′ device, raising the profile of tablet-hybrids.
William Alden / New York Times:
K.K.R. to Buy Internet Brands for $1.1 Billion  —  The private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has agreed to buy Internet Brands, which operates a portfolio of websites and software, in a bet that it can help the company expand its services.  —  The deal, which Internet Brands is expected …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Kickstarter simplifies rules for campaigns, allows any project that isn't illegal or dangerous, offers “Launch Now” option to skip approval process  —  Kickstarter's next campaign  —  The original crowdfunder is loosening its rules and opening the floodgates
Brad Foreman / Google Chrome Blog:
Gooooooaal!:  Chromecast scores WatchESPN, Major League Soccer and Google+ Photos  —  Soccer, fútbol, football, jogo bonito—however you say it, there's a good chance you'll be tuning in to watch when the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ kicks off next week.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft reorgs its Office business to focus on four new investment areas  —  Summary: Microsoft's OneNote business is getting a big push in the newly reorganized Office business.  Here's what else the company is prioritizing with its latest moves.  —  Up until last month …
Matt McGee / Glass Almanac:
Google Glass frames and shades designed by Diane von Furstenberg for women launch June 23  —  Diane Von Furstenberg Launches 13 New Ladies' Frames & Shades for Google Glass  —  A collaboration between Google and legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg will bring more than a dozen …
Kurt Wagner / Mashable:
Myspace Is Embarrassing Users With Old Photos to Win Them Back  —  Myspace wants you back — even if it requires a little blackmail  —  The social network is emailing users old photos of themselves in hopes of enticing them to return to Myspace.  The emails include one or two old photos …
Bloomberg:
Fidelity Said to Be Competing to Lead Uber Round at $17B  —  Fidelity Investments is competing to lead Uber Technologies Inc.'s new financing in a round that could value the ride-sharing service at about $17 billion, according to people familiar with the situation.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable:
Turkey Unblocks YouTube After 2 Months  —  Turkey has finally restored access to YouTube, 67 days after the government blocked the video-sharing website.  —  The Turkey's telecommunications authority (TIB) lifted the ban on Tuesday, removing YouTube from the “blocked sites” listed on its website.
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Sony unveils the Xperia T3, touted as the world's slimmest 5.3-inch smartphone  —  Sony announced a new smartphone today, the Xperia T3, which it touts as the world's slimmest 5.3-inch smartphone.  —  The Xperia T3, which weighs 148g, is built with a stainless steel frame and comes in three colors — white, black and purple.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Samsung Inks $500M Wireless Patent Deal With InterDigital  —  Some more closure in the ongoing, foot-dragging world of patent infringement, at a very lucrative price: Samsung and InterDigital have signed a patent license agreement and dropped all litigation, active and pending, against each other.
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Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
Cloudera acquires big data encryption specialist Gazzang  —  Hadoop software company Cloudera has acquired Gazzang, a startup specializing in encryption software for big data environments.  It's Cloudera's first significant acquisition (it bought machine learning startup Myrrix in 2013 in more of an …

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