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June 22, 2014, 3:00 PM

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Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Marissa Mayer tries to make Yahoo a “daily habit” with Tumblr-inspired digital magazines  —  Yahoo Wants You to Linger (on the Ads, Too)  —  Four editors were deep in debate at Yahoo Food's offices in Manhattan: Would Yahoo visitors click on a feature about foods of the ancient Silk Road …
Emily Badger / Washington Post:
Taxi medallions have been the best investment in America for years.  Now Uber may be changing that.  —  CHICAGO — A taxicab is a car remade by government, modified dozens of ways by edicts within subsections of articles of the city's taxi code.  —  “Everywhere on this car has been regulated,” John Henry Assabill says.
Andy Baio / Medium:
How public profiles and friending could improve discovery in the App Store and help indie devs  —  Friending the App Store  —  How we discover games and apps is broken, hitting indie developers hardest.  Here's one way to fix it.  —  I love indie games, and follow the indie game scene pretty closely.
Tweets: @waxpancake and @zephoria
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Q&A With Facebook's Joey Flynn: The Lead Slingshot Designer Wants To Change How 90% Of Us Use Social Networks  —  Slingshot is the second mobile app to come out of Facebook's new startup-like department, Creative Labs.  Like photo messaging tools TapTalk and Snapchat, Slingshot lets users send images …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Snapchat says Stories are viewed 1 billion times per day, are more popular than Snaps  —  Surprise: Snapchat's most popular feature isn't snaps anymore  —  Stories are now bigger than your self-destructing snaps  —  So, Snapchat's just for sexting, right?  Apparently not.
More: TechCrunchTweets: @caseynewton
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
THE INSIDE STORY OF YO: How A ‘Stupid’ App Attracted Millions Of Dollars And Rocketed To The Top Of The App Store  —  Moshe Hogeg was getting tired of asking his employee, Or Arbel, for a favor.  —  Hogeg, the CEO and founder of Tel Aviv company Mobli, had requested a simple way to get in touch …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitch Hooks Into YouTube for Live Broadcast Alerts  —  Extended partnership comes as Google is engaged in acquisition talks with Internet videogame broadcaster  —  Internet videogame-broadcasting company Twitch extended its partnership with YouTube, under which the Google-owned site …
Bloomberg:
Former NSA director Keith Alexander now pitching banks $1M/month cybersecurity consulting  —  Ex-NSA Chief Pitches Banks Costly Advice on Cyber-Attacks  —  As the four-star general in charge of U.S. digital defenses, Keith Alexander warned repeatedly that the financial industry was among the likely targets of a major attack.
More: PandoDailyTweets: @csoghoian and @dangillmor
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Mozilla Says It's Not Working on a Firefox TV Dongle, but a Partner Could Be  —  A Twitter posting by a Mozilla developer evangelist has sparked belief that the company was readying its own take on Chromecast, with a dongle based on Firefox OS.  —  Christian Heilmann's tweet showed a picture …
More: HotHardware.com NewsTweets: @codepo8
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Google May Buy Video Search Startup Baarzo  —  Google has been in talks to acquire video search startup Baarzo, according to sources with knowledge of the company.  However, those sources were less clear about whether the companies had reached a final agreement.

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