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June 29, 2014, 3:30 PM

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
OEMs will not be able to customize the software of Android Wear, Android Auto, or Android TV  —  Android Wear, Auto, and TV save you from skins, and OEMs from themselves  —  Two watches and two OEMs, but one operating system and one interface.  —  Our full Android Wear hardware …
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Tim Rogers / D Magazine:
Woot founder Matt Rutledge is self-funding a new company called A Mediocre Corporation to conduct e-commerce experiments  —  This Internet Millionaire Has a New Deal For You  —  The breakfast with Jeff Bezos started awkwardly and ended with an indignity that Matt Rutledge didn't even catch at first.
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Marc Andreessen on how regulation and short-selling are killing the IPO  —  The IPO is dying.  Marc Andreessen explains why.  —  Twenty years ago, a 22-year-old Marc Andreessen co-founded Netscape, the company behind the first commercially successful web browser.
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Seth Rosenblatt / CNET:
Google Now gains the ability to switch between languages on the fly  —  ¿Que pasa?  Google Now adds true multi-language support  —  Google's personal assistant can understand you as you switch from your native tongue to a second or even third language, a milestone more difficult than you might think.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Inside the Google World Cup War Room (Video)  —  As the U.S. came close to tying the match with Germany in the final minute of stoppage time at the World Cup, shouts were heard in bars, living rooms and workplaces across the United States.  —  But at one nondescript loft office …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Quickoffice apps to be discontinued following integration into Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides  —  QuickOffice Will Be Discontinued  —  2 years ago, Google bought Quickoffice, one of the best mobile apps for editing Office files.  At that time, Google explained that “Quickoffice …
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Soundhawk Launches App-Enabled Wearable to Enhance Hearing  —  Many health-centric wearables focus on tracking your daily activities— whether it's steps taken, calories consumed or hours of sleep— to make you smarter about your body.  —  But a new wearable aims to make you smarter about the way you hear.

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