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June 20, 2014, 12:55 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple's smartwatch likely to come in multiple sizes and designs, contain over ten sensors, including ones for health and fitness  —  Apple Plans Multiple Designs for Smartwatch  —  Wrist Device Will Include More Than 10 Sensors Including Ones to Track Fitness
Michael Gold / Reuters:
Drake Bennett / Businessweek:
Clayton Christensen Responds to New Yorker Takedown of “Disruptive Innovation”  —  When The New Yorker this week published Harvard historian Jill Lepore's sharply written dismissal of “disruptive innovation,” it was an attack on one of the most widely cited and celebrated ideas in modern business.
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
House passes amendment to cut NSA's “backdoor search” funding; manufacturers can't be forced to install “backdoors” in products  —  The House just overwhelmingly voted to rein in the NSA  —  The House of Representatives just overwhelmingly voted to rein in the National Security Agency.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Yo App Hacked By College Students  —  A Georgia Tech student, together with two of his room mates, claims to have hacked Yo, the Poke-like app which has set some Silicon Valley alight (though not others) in the last 48 hours.  [See update below: Yo has confirmed it has been hacked].
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 now available, user manual mentions the missing Surface Mini  —  Microsoft's new 12 inch Windows tablet is now available for purchase.  Well, some models are anyway.  If you want a $799 Core i3 model of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with 64GB of storage …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Adam Bain taking over business development at Twitter; Gabriel Stricker to head its media unit  —  Bain Officially Gets Biz Dev, While Media Unit Moves to Stricker at Twitter (Plus TV Memo!)  —  As Re/code reported last week, Twitter sales leader Adam Bain will take over business development at Twitter …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development  —  For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development.  Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit …
Reuters:
Sprint close to securing $40B+ financing for its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile  —  Exclusive: Sprint closer to $40 billion-plus T-Mobile deal financing - sources  —  (Reuters) - Sprint Corp has lined up eight banks to finance its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile US Inc …

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Microsoft:
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