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June 24, 2014, 12:00 PM

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Matt Rogers / Nest:
Nest Developer Program opens to the public; integration with LIFX, Mercedes, Whirlpool, Jawbone, IFTTT, and more already enabled  —  The Nest Developer Program is here.  —  Wouldn't it be cool if our homes could be more aware?  If they could learn from us?  And help take care of us?
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Nest to allow opt-in sharing of limited user information with Google and other partners, enable Google Now integration  —  Nest To Share User Information With Google For First Time  —  Nest Labs is set to share some user information with corporate parent Google for the first time since its February acquisition.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Nest Learning Thermostat has its security cracked open by GTVHacker  —  While we wait for Google I/O (which starts tomorrow) to find out what will become of the company's TV platform, a team that we've seen bust open the padlocks on Google TV, Chromecast and Roku has a new target.
More: GTV Hacker, BetaNews and SlashGearTweets: @gtvhacker
Bloomberg:
4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 to go into production in July, may ship simultaneously in September  —  Apple's Big IPhones Said to Start Production Next Month  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s suppliers will begin mass production of new iPhones in China next month, according to people familiar with the plans.
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Samsung's Latest Tablet Boasts Sleek Hardware, Confusing Software  —  Last fall, Apple scored an engineering coup when it managed to shrink its full-sized tablet down to just one pound in weight and 0.29 inches in thickness, while retaining and even expanding its longtime lead over competitors in battery life.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft launches €99 Nokia X2 Android phone: 4.3-inch, dual-SIM, 1.2GHz dual-core, 1GB RAM  —  Microsoft continues Android push with Nokia X2 handset  —  Available in July for 99 Euros  —  Microsoft isn't giving up on its Android smartphones.  After acquiring Nokia's phone business in April …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
ABC News Comes to Apple TV with Live and On-Demand Video, Local News, and Historical Footage  —  ABC News is launching a new Apple TV channel today, bringing access to live and on-demand content to Apple's set-top box.  The channel offers a variety of news and entertainment offerings …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough  —  SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Modern computers are not unlike the looms of the industrial revolution: They follow programmed instructions to weave intricate patterns.  With a loom, you see the result in a cloth or carpet.
More: VentureBeat, Neowin and The VergeThanks:@reckel
JR Raphael / Computerworld:
Verizon stops providing free data for Chromebook Pixel buyers one year into 2-3 year agreement  —  Broken promises: Verizon, Google, and the Chromebook data debacle  —  When a company promises two years of free mobile data service with a device, you expect them to deliver.
Amir Mizroch / Wall Street Journal:
Yo Plans Expanding Notifications to Businesses  —  Or Arbel, the founder of the Yo app, on Monday talked about future plans for the one-word messaging app and a possible business model for his rapidly growing company, Life Before Us, LLC.  —  In an interview from San Francisco, where Arbel …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Technorati quietly killed its once-authoritative blog ranking system in May  —  There was once a time when Technorati.com meant something to online publishers.  It was their professional reputation, and featuring on it was the goal of many.  —  Technorati hosts its own ranking system …
More: Marketing Pilgrim and Pulse 2.0Tweets: @loic
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Opera Buys Mobile Video Ad Platform AdColony For Up To $275M  —  This just in: Opera has confirmed that it has acquired AdColony — a deal that we had reported was in progress a couple of weeks ago but the companies had denied was happening.  The deal was made for $75 million in cash …
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
CloudPhysics gets $15M to provide analytics for VMware users  —  Data analytics company CloudPhysics raised $15 million in a series C investment round, bringing the company's total funding to $27.5 million.  The company's predictive analytics platform will supposedly make life easier for users …
Larry Hardesty / MIT News Office:
Researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip  —  Design lets chip manage local memory stores efficiently using an Internet-style communication network.  —  Press Inquiries  —  The more cores — or processing units — a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Withings introduces Activité, a $390 watch with analog face and accelerometer to monitor your steps and sleep  —  The Withings Activité hides a fitness tracker inside a gorgeous watch  —  It's not just a screen on your wrist — it's a fashion statement  —  The Withings Activité isn't a smartwatch.

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