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June 5, 2014, 11:40 AM

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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.
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.
More: Bloomberg and The Verge
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 …
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.
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.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple's New iPhone Ad Stars A Bunch Of Health Gadgets That Are Not An iWatch  —  Somewhere in my basement I have a Presidential Fitness Award signed by George H.W. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  I think I had to do 50 pushups or something to qualify — it's a good thing that I took the test …
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 …
More: MashableTweets: @migueldeicaza
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kobalt Raises $140M To Scale Up Its Digital Royalty Collection Business  —  Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a possible IPO from Spotify and a review of music licensing rules by the Justice Department are some of the big developments that have put the streaming music industry …

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