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June 5, 2014, 1:55 PM

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Namo Media Blog:
Twitter acquires Namo Media to boost native mobile ads, will integrate it with MoPub  —  We are excited to announce that Twitter is acquiring Namo Media!  —  We started Namo Media with the belief that mobile banner ads don't work for users, publishers, or advertisers.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Buys Mobile Native Ad Startup Namo Media For Around $50M  —  Twitter has made another acquisition to build the social network's ad tech business — specifically in the area of native ads.  It has acquired Namo Media, a specialist in “native ad” content that integrates with the site …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
With Moments, Tinder, Too, Decides Photos Shouldn't Always Last Forever  —  While Tinder has made quite a few romantic matches, the hot new dating app has long had ambitions of connecting people beyond love and attraction.  Tinder wants to be the place you go to make any connection, whether that be friendship or romance.
Matthew J. Belvedere / CNBC:
Marc Andreessen: Snowden is “obviously a traitor”, secrets he revealed have damaged US tech companies  —  Snowden a ‘traitor’: Andreessen  —  NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a “traitor,” venture capitalist Marc Andreessen told CNBC.  The secrets he's revealed have hurt Silicon Valley …
Larry Hryb / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
PC Drivers for the Xbox One Controller Now Available  —  Beginning today, new PC drivers for the Xbox One controller will be available for download, offering PC gamers a better way to play using the Xbox One controller.  We're planning to release the drivers as part of a Windows update in the near future …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Swift: Apple's next-generation programming language 4 years in the making  —  Swift, Apple's new programming language billed as taking the C out of Objective-C, was one of the biggest surprises at WWDC 2014.  The Swift project started at Apple roughly 4 years ago as one of several explorations …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Barnes & Noble Taps Samsung As Hardware Partner For New NOOK Tablets  —  Barnes & Noble's e-reader and tablet division has been in a bit of a tailspin over the past couple of years, but today it announced that it'll be taking a different approach through a new partnership with Samsung.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Still reeling from Heartbleed, OpenSSL suffers from crypto bypass flaw  —  A researcher has uncovered another severe vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library.  It allows attackers to decrypt and modify Web, e-mail, and virtual private network traffic protected by the transport layer security …
Katrina Brooker / Newsweek:
Cover story: behind the scenes with Greylock Partners  —  How Greylock Partners Finds the Next Facebook  —  One sunny day in March, Gagan Biyani, the young and hugely ambitious CEO of Sprig—a company so new you probably have never heard of it—stepped into the main conference room at 2550 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California.
Dong Ngo / CNET:
LaCie upgrades Rugged Thunderbolt with faster speeds, larger capacities, better design  —  The new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt drive is now available as a 500GB solid-state drive.  —  If you like the current Rugged Thunderbolt drive from LaCie, you'll love what the storage vendor announced today: the all-new version of the same drive.
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Hundreds of Cities Are Wired With Fiber—But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unused  —  In light of the ongoing net neutrality battle, many people have begun looking to Google and its promise of high-speed fiber as a potential saving grace from companies that want to create an “internet fast lane.”
Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Microsoft Touts New PCs, Windows Phones at Computex  —  At Computex in Taiwan on Wednesday, Microsoft touted the over 40 new Windows PC and Windows Phone handset designs showcased by its hardware partners at the show.  As you might imagine, the devices vary wildly, with more hardware makers coming …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Microsoft: Software update unlocks more GPU bandwidth on Xbox One  —  The system update does not turn the system white... only the employee models do that.  —  The June system update rolling out to Xbox Ones worldwide this week includes surface-level features like external hard drive support, as we mentioned this morning.

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