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June 5, 2014, 9:30 PM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Verizon sends Netflix cease and desist over streaming quality warnings  —  Verizon has sent a cease and desist order to Netflix demanding that it stop presenting its subscribers with messages blaming Verizon's network for poor streaming performance, according to CNBC.
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.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Acquires Stealth Messaging Startup Droptalk  —  Dropbox has swallowed up another early stage startup, this one a stealthy company called Droptalk which was developing a tool that allowed you to share links privately with friends via a Chrome extension, to be followed by both iOS and Android applications.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tinder introduces “Moments”, allowing users to share self-destructing photos with their matches for 24 hours  —  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 …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Inside the new Healthcare.gov set to debut at the beginning of the next enrollment period, November 15  —  Why the New Obamacare Website Is Going to Work This Time  —  The drama of the HealthCare.gov Ad Hoc team is now a modern tech fable: a small cadre of young geeks from Silicon Valley …
More: Engadget, The Verge, Gizmodo and SlashGearTweets: @ajaymehta
Brad Molen / Engadget:
A look at Google's Tegra K1-powered 3D-mapping Project Tango tablet dev kit, available for $1024 later this month  —  Google's secretive 3D-mapping project now has a tablet: here it is  —  Comprehending the world around us is something we humans take for granted, but it's not so easy for our technology.
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 …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Fab to Buy European Company, May Create New Furniture Shopping Site  —  Fab's board of directors has approved yet another new strategic plan for the e-commerce company that will include the purchase of a European furniture company and the likely creation of a new shopping site …
More: Business InsiderTweets: @betashop and @delrey
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
LinkedIn upgrades its search engine and ditches an array of open source extensions  —  LinkedIn has overhauled its search engine infrastructure in favor of a new system dubbed Galene, a homegrown engine designed to improve search results and problems with maintenance, the company plans to announce Thursday.
More: VentureBeat and ZDNet
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 …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Amazon to use modified version of OKAO Vision face sensing technology for its new 3D smartphone  —  This Is The Face Tracking Tech Powering Amazon's New 3D Smartphone  —  Rumor has it - and we've confirmed - that Amazon will launch its first smartphone on June 18.
More: IntoMobile and GreenbotThanks:@jordanrcrook
Peter Burrows / Bloomberg:
Apple Shifts TV Ads In-House as Chiat\Day Rift Widens  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) has shifted to producing more of its own television advertisements instead of relying on agency TBWA\Chiat\Day, underscoring how the longtime partnership responsible for the company's most memorable ads is fraying.
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 …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft opens Kinect for Windows v2 Sensor pre-orders for $199, will ship in July along with beta SDK  —  Microsoft today opened pre-orders for the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor.  You can grab the device now for $199 from the Microsoft Store.  —  The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor is available …

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