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June 4, 2014, 3:30 PM

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Xbox Wire:
45+ new apps for Xbox coming this year, including live TV-integrated Twitter app, Vine, HBO GO  —  Twitter, Vine, HBO GO, ShowTime Anytime, Comedy Central, and MLG among More Than 45 New Experiences Coming to Xbox  —  Today, just five days from the Xbox: Game On briefing at E3 …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Xbox One update unlocks entertainment apps, adds real names  —  Update rolls out this week and adds external hard drive support  —  Microsoft is rolling out updates this week that will allow Xbox One owners to use external hard drives with their consoles, control their TVs using the OneGuide interface …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 8 Offers Quick Access to Apps Based on Location  —  Apple outlined several of iOS 8's major features during yesterday's WWDC keynote, but with the operating system now in the hands of developers, details on several lesser known features have been leaking out.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix Nags Another New Partner, Blaming Verizon for Slow Streams  —  Earlier this year, Netflix signed a Web traffic deal with Comcast, then complained about it.  —  Here's a new version of the story: In April, Netflix signed a Web traffic deal with Verizon.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple introduces MFi specs for Lightning cable headphones, support arriving in future iOS update  —  We've learned Apple has quietly introduced a new specification for manufacturers in its Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) program that allows them to create headphones that connect to iOS devices using …
Bloomberg:
GoPro Names Ex-Microsoft Executive Tony Bates as President  —  GoPro Inc., the maker of cameras used by surfers, skiers and sky divers to record their adventures, recruited former Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) executive Tony Bates as president and added him to the board.
Katie Zezima / Washington Post:
The Secret Service wants software that detects social media sarcasm.  Yeah, sure it will work.  —  The Secret Service is looking to buy software that can detect sarcasm on social media.  Whatever.  We're sure it will work.  —  In a work order posted online Monday, the agency …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Managing Editor Leena Rao joins Google Ventures as an Operating Partner  —  So Long TC, And Hello GV  —  I thought hard about this post, but time didn't make it any easier to write.  After five-and-a-half years at TechCrunch, I'll be joining Google Ventures as an Operating Partner.
Russ Garland / Wall Street Journal:
True Ventures raises $290M for fourth fund in improved fundraising climate for venture capital  —  Limited Partners Stay Loyal as True Ventures Taps $290M for Fourth Fund  —  True Ventures, one of the young firms leading the way as venture capitalists look to align more closely with entrepreneurs …
Seamus Byrne / CNET:
Intel demos wireless display, docking, and charging features planned for Skylake reference designs in 2016  —  Intel aims to eliminate all PC cables in 2016  —  Goodbye rat's nest!  Intel says wireless power, docking and connectivity will form the basis of its post-Broadwell “Skylake” reference designs.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Yext Raises $50 million at a $525 Million Valuation And Eyes A 2015 IPO  —  Yext, a company that helps businesses manage local listings and ad campaigns across the web, has raised a $50 million Series F round of financing.  The round gives Yext a $525 million post-money valuation, up from a $270 million valuation in 2012.

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