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June 15, 2014, 4:50 AM

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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
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.
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.
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.
Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times:
Some worry China's expanded blocking of Google services could persist for the long term  —  China broadens crackdown on Google services  —  When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration.
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.
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.
Caleb Chen / CryptoCoinsNews:
Bitcoin Mining Pool Ghash.io Is Unapologetic Over Risk Of Theoretical 51% Attack  —  Ghash.io is a Bitcoin mining pool that has been around for over a year.  In the last year, Ghash.io has steadily grown a too-loyal backing of miners taking advantage of their large size and 0% fee structure.

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Microsoft:
Halo: The Master Chief Collection' goes gold: Available for pre-download later Friday  —  Dan Ayoub, studio head of Halo External Development at 343 Industries, shares his thoughts about the major milestone.
Amazon Web Services:
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Rackspace:
Another Patent Troll Slain.  You Are Now Free To Rotate Your Smartphone.  —  Rotatable Technologies is now an ex-patent troll.  I say “ex-troll” because its patent, US Pat.  No. 6,326,978, has been declared unpatentable …
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