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June 20, 2014, 6:50 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
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple said to team up with pro athletes to test iWatch fitness capabilities  —  Apple has teamed up with some of the sports world's most notable professional athletes in order to test the upcoming “iWatch's” fitness capabilities in intense training environments, according to a source with knowledge of the testing.
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].
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Box in talks with TPG to raise more funding ahead of its delayed IPO  —  Box Inc. In Talks With TPG for Funding  —  Online-Storage Startup Seeks to Buy Time Before IPO  —  Online-storage startup Box Inc., three months after filing for an initial public offering, is in talks to raise …
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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Box May Raise $100 Million or More Before IPO  —  Box, the enterprise cloud storage and collaboration company, is exploring the possibility of raising $100 million or more from private investors ahead of its planned initial public offering.  —  Box is in the early stages of talks …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
This Firefox OS-powered streaming stick is Mozilla's answer to Chromecast (exclusive video)  —  Google's Chromecast streaming stick could soon get competition from an unexpected source: Mozilla has secretly been working with a partner on a Chromecast-like streaming stick that is powered by Firefox OS.
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.
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.
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.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Archos releases new iOS-controlled smart home suite with tablet, cameras & environmental sensors  —  Consumers looking for an self-installed, iOS-compatible “connected home” system now have a new option from electronics manufacturer Archos, as the company's new Smart Home system has hit virtual shelves …
Scot Finnie / Computerworld:
After a 47 year run, Computerworld will publish its last print edition on June 23  —  The continuing evolution of Computerworld  —  On June 23, we will publish the last print issue of Computerworld.  —  It was 47 years ago, almost to the day, that Computerworld's very first issue rolled off the presses: June 21, 1967.
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 …
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 …

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