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June 20, 2014, 2:35 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
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].
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Path Looks To Combine Commerce And Messaging With TalkTo Acquisition, Release Of New ‘Talk’ App  —  It's been a rough year for private social networking app Path.  The company has seen disappointing growth in many major markets, layoffs, and the departure of some key execs over the last 12 months.
Reuters:
Deutsche Telekom in talks with Netflix over collaboration - report  —  (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom is in talks with U.S. video streaming company Netflix about a possible marketing alliance, a German magazine reported on Friday.  —  German monthly Magazine Manager cited people familiar …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
That Story You've Read About YouTube ‘Blocking’ Indie Artists... Yeah, That's Not Accurate  —  As you may have heard, there's been some hubbub this week about claims that YouTube is going to remove some videos from indie musicians/labels who don't agree to the contract terms for YouTube's upcoming music subscription service.
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
Verizon Wireless eyeing Dish Network spectrum  —  Verizon Wireless is very interested in buying Dish Network's spectrum, The Post has learned.  —  A top Verizon executive told a group of insiders in the last few weeks that the country's No. 1 wireless carrier was eyeing the lucrative spectrum owned …

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