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June 2, 2014, 10:05 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Google plans to spend over $1B to deploy low altitude satellites for internet access in remote areas  —  Google Invests in Satellites to Spread Internet Access  —  Company Projects Spending More Than $1 Billion to Connect Unwired Reaches of the Globe  —  Google Inc. plans to spend …
Samsung Tomorrow:
Samsung Launches Industry's First Tizen Smartphone - the Samsung Z  —  Samsung Z offers a unique user experience with advanced web performance and usability  —  Samsung Electronics today introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform.
Camille François / Wired:
Self-Driving Cars Will Turn Surveillance Woes Into a Mainstream Worry  —  In the aftermath of the NSA spying revelations, our society is struggling to equip itself with the laws and public understanding necessary to deal with the spread of technology into every corner of our lives.
More: The Verge
Carmel DeAmicis / PandoDaily:
SV Angel invested in TapTalk after finding it on Product Hunt, a daily product leaderboard  —  Well, that's a first.  SV Angel closes seed deal sourced through Product Hunt  —  Product Hunt is fast-becoming a HackerNews for product geeks.  And now, in what we're pretty sure is a first …
Jo Best / TechRepublic:
The gadget with a conscience: How Fairphone crowdfunded its way to an industry-changing smartphone  —  Right now, you're nowhere.  Tomorrow, your aim is to persuade consumers that they shouldn't buy an iPhone, or a Samsung Galaxy, or any number of well-known smartphones.  How can you do it?
More: FairphoneTweets: @fairphoneThanks:@forthebest
Tomio Geron / Exitround:
Report on tech M&A: raising more capital does not necessarily result in a larger exit price  —  The Exit Curve: Exitround's Report On Tech M&A  —  Raising as much capital as possible is often seen as a badge of honor in Silicon Valley.  And there are many great reasons for startups to raise as much capital as possible.
Thanks:@jacob
Mat Honan / Wired:
Making Glass cool: Google can learn from Beats by making endorsement deals with athletes  —  Why Only Beats Can Teach Google Glass How to Be Cool  —  When Apple dropped $3 billion on Beats this week, it was pretty clear Cupertino was more interested in the software and people than the hardware.

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Microsoft:
Latest Garage releases break new ground for do-it-yourselfers, note takers and more  —  Every creation starts with a sketch.  To make getting his ideas off the ground easier, Dan Marshall crafted a JavaScript software library …
Zoho:
Zoho Survey - Multiple Feature Updates  —  Eagle-eyed users of Zoho Survey would have noticed a few more options popping up over the past couple of weeks.  Wondering whether you might have missed any?  Here is the whole list:
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