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June 15, 2014, 11:25 AM

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New York Times:
Profile of Tim Cook describes him as projecting “quiet consideration” towards design, details his involvement in iWatch development, more  —  Tim Cook, Making Apple His Own  —  Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, was an adolescent boy in a small Alabama town in the early 1970s when he saw something he couldn't forget.
Bloomberg:
US officials describe Chinese hacks of US utilities as scouting missions, cyberwar practice  —  UglyGorilla Hack of U.S. Utility Exposes Cyberwar Threat  —  Somewhere in China, a man typed his user name, “ghost,” and password, “hijack,” and proceeded to rifle the computers of a utility in the Northeastern U.S.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla under fire: Inside the 9-day reign of fallen CEO Brendan Eich  —  On a Friday night flight home to San Francisco from Boston in March, Brendan Eich should have been unwinding.  It was the end of his first week as chief executive of Mozilla, the nonprofit organization …
Tweets: @stshankThanks:@jeskillings
Nellie Bowles / Re/code:
Three LA Boys: Snapchat's Evan Spiegel, Tinder's Sean Rad and Whisper's Michael Heyward … Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of Snapchat; Sean Rad, co-founder and CEO of Tinder; and Michael Heyward, co-founder and CEO of Whisper have become, in many ways, the young princes of Los Angeles tech.
Tweets: @johnpaczkowski
Christina Farr / Reuters:
Drchrono launches Glass app to help doctors record and store consultations and surgeries  —  Startup launches ‘first wearable health record’ for Google Glass  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc's futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States.
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
How Apple TV with two models, $99 basic and $179 with gaming, could disrupt the console market  —  How Apple TV Might Disrupt Microsoft and Sony  —  Beyond the fact most of us had nothing better to do in the 1980s, a big reason to own a gaming console was that they were a phenomenally good deal.
Rachel Donadio / New York Times:
Google Street Art Project works with rightsholders to compile graffiti images from Street View  —  Google Adds Graffiti to Its Art Portfolio  —  PARIS — There's a portrait of an anonymous Chinese man chiseled into a wall in Shanghai, a colorful mural in Atlanta and black-and-white photographs …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Uber co-founder Garrett Camp teases “a better dining experience” with new startup Reserve  —  The Co-Founder Of Uber Is Teasing A Secret New Startup That Looks Like An OpenTable Killer  —  Garrett Camp, founder of Uber and StumbleUpon, is working on a bunch of new projects under an umbrella company, Expa.
Matt McGee / Glass Almanac:
Google Glass scorned again as The Daily Show convenes and mocks a panel of notable “Glassholes”  —  VIDEO: The Daily Show Mocks Google Glass (and Glass Explorers)  —  Comedy Central's The Daily Show finally got around to skewering Google Glass (and Glass Explorers) on Thursday night's show.

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