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June 5, 2014, 7:40 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.
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 …
More: AdExchanger and PandoDailyTweets: @joshconstineThanks:@ingridlunden
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.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
A look at Google's Tegra K1-powered 3D-mapping Project Tango tablet dev kit, available for $1024 later this month for post  —  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 …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Inside the new Healthcare.gov set to debut at the beginning of the next enrollment period, November 15  —  Inside the Next Version of HealthCare.gov  —  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: The Verge, Gizmodo and SlashGearTweets: @ajaymehta
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
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.
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 …
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
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft: Windows Mobile Device Prices to Dip Below $200  —  Consumers can expect prices of tablets and smartphones running Microsoft's software to dip below $200 this year, says the company's vice president of OEM partners Nick Parker.  —  “We'll reach price points that are very industry competitive …
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 …

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