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June 15, 2014, 1:50 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Major iOS/OS X updates in the same year show Tim Cook is bringing operational efficiency home to Cupertino  —  Only Apple  —  1.  —  “Only Apple” has been Tim Cook's closing mantra for the last few Apple keynotes.  Here's what he said at the end of last week's WWDC keynote: … Is this true, though?
Tammy Parker / FierceWireless:
Verizon snags ‘fastest LTE network’ crown from AT&T in new test  —  Verizon Wireless' (NYSE: VZ) network topped the national rankings in PCMag's fifth annual Fastest Mobile Networks testing, with its LTE network getting rave reviews.  The operator's CDMA-based 3G network left a lot to be desired when compared with rival 3G networks.
More: PC Magazine and DSLreportsTweets: @robpegoraro

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