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June 9, 2014, 7:20 PM

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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Time to Monetize Messenger?  PayPal's President David Marcus Jumps to Facebook to Run Messaging Unit  —  David Marcus, who runs the PayPal online payments service for eBay, is moving to Facebook to become head of its messaging products.  —  This is a very big Silicon Valley poach by Facebook …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Lack of Apple Maps updates at WWDC said to be caused by departures and internal politics  —  Apple's Maps Are Still Lost  —  Apple, during WWDC last week, delivered some significant updates across various parts of its business.  It released, among other things, some 4,000 new APIs …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook accidentally launches, then pulls Snapchat competitor Slingshot  —  After recently killing off Poke, its first Snapchat competitor, Facebook is back with a second shot at ephemeral messaging.  The new app, called Slingshot, lets you quickly send photos and videos to friends inside a minimal messaging interface.
Deepa Seetharaman / Reuters:
Amazon to launch online subscription and billing payments for startups, competing with Paypal  —  Amazon expands middleman role in latest online payments push  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will start managing subscription payments for start-ups and other companies - the latest in a series …
John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Tim Cook looks to fill Apple comms VP position with a “friendlier, more approachable face”  —  Code/red: Apple Looks Outside for New Comms VP  —  // HAPPENING TODAY  — Apple shares split seven-for-one.  — E3 begins.  — Netflix holds its annual meeting.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft bets on Kinect-like gestures for the future of Windows Phone  —  Microsoft is trying to cram Kinect-like features into its future flagship Windows Phone handsets.  At least one device, codenamed McLaren, will debut on a range of US carriers later this year with features that let you hover …
Fortune:
GoDaddy files for IPO  —  GoDaddy revs up IPO  —  The Internet domain registrar with a raunchy reputation previously scrapped IPO plans in 2006.  GoDaddy Group, an Internet hosting company and domain registrar with a reputation for raunchy ads, today filed for an initial public offering …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Secret Is Taking Its Anonymous Networking App To Schools, Workplaces With New “Secret Dens” Feature  —  Anonymous social networking app Secret, a popular watercooler for Silicon Valley gossip, and now, much more thanks to recent expansions, has just announced a new feature called “Secret Dens …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin Raises $45 Million for Startup Affirm  —  Max Levchin spent a year searching for the perfect person to lead his new online-lending startup until he realized it was him.  —  Levchin, a serial entrepreneur who co-founded payments company PayPal and game maker Slide …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google search results may indicate ‘right to be forgotten’ censorship  —  Search engine considering alert at bottom of results pages to show links have been removed after landmark EU privacy ruling  —  Google is planning to flag up search results it has censored following a controversial ruling …
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
iOS 8 randomizes MAC address when scanning for WiFi, deterring location tracking by marketers  —  A tiny technical change in iOS 8 could stop marketers spying on you  —  This item has been corrected.  —  Whenever you walk around a major Western city with your phone's Wi-Fi turned on …
Nick Statt / CNET News:
At E3 2014, Microsoft's Xbox One focus is all about games  —  Microsoft dedicated its Xbox One press conference to ensuring players that it's not the company that trotted out a controversial console last year.  This time, games come first.  —  Josh Miller/CNET

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