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June 8, 2014, 4:50 PM

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Mat Honan / Wired:
Interactive notifications in iOS 8 are a new interface frontier  —  Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface  —  When iOS 8 hits, the notification center is going to be the most important screen in your iPhone.  Think about it: Notifications already …
New York Times:
How Google, Facebook, and other tech giants are now more actively impeding government spying  —  Internet Giants Erect Barriers to Spy Agencies  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Just down the road from Google's main campus here, engineers for the company are accelerating what has become …
Ruth Spencer / Guardian:
Creator of @everyword explains the life and death of a Twitter experiment  —  In 2007, Adam Parrish created an enormously popular account to tweet the English language a word at a time.  He explains why he did it and what he learned  —  Creator Adam Parrish: 'It's kind of a magical writing experiment.'
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform that's tuned for viral content  —  Two years ago, former Huffington Post chief technology officer Paul Berry launched a site called RebelMouse to give media companies and users of all kinds a way of aggregating the various pieces …
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Uber could be worth $18B if it greatly expands the size of the paid rides market  —  Why Uber just might be worth it at $18 billion  —  Uber, the pioneering taxi-hailing app and ride dispatch service, scored an impressive $18.2 billion valuation last week as it raised $1.2 billion in new venture capital.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Taptalk takes on Snapchat with app for sending ephemeral photos and videos with one tap  —  This is the fastest photo chat app in the world  —  With Taptalk, it takes just one tap to send a photo or video  —  Taptalk is, dare I say, cooler than Snapchat.
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Lee Fang / VICE:
Cable Companies Are Astroturfing Fake Consumer Support to End Net Neutrality  —  Activists protesting outside FCC headquarters in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2014.  Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images  —  Consumer advocates everywhere are demanding that the Federal Communication Commission continue …

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