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July 1, 2014, 5:00 AM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
More details on Microsoft's desktop-focused Windows ‘Threshold’ release; public preview expected in fall 2014, release in spring 2015  —  Windows ‘Threshold’: More on Microsoft's plan to win over Windows 7 users  —  Summary: One of Microsoft's main goals with 'Threshold …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm Tap Commerce for Around $100 Million  —  Twitter is in the process of acquiring Tap Commerce, a New York-based mobile advertising technology firm, according to sources familiar with the situation.  The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday.
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Samsung reveals the mini version of its Galaxy S5 smartphone, will go on sale in Russia first  —  Samsung has taken the wraps off the mini version of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone.  The 4.5-inch Galaxy S5 mini has pretty much the same features as its parent device, featuring IP67 certification …
Paulo Golgher / Orkut Blog:
Google to shut down Orkut on September 30, will create archive of all public communities  —  Tchau Orkut  —  Ten years ago, Orkut was Google's first foray into social networking.  Built as a “20 percent” project, Orkut communities started conversations, and forged connections, that had never existed before.
Tom Huddleston Jr / Fortune:
Tinder's former marketing VP Whitney Wolfe sues company for sexual discrimination, claims co-founder title removed  —  Tinder has a date with sexual discrimination suit  —  Dating app Tinder has been hit with a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by its former vice president of marketing.
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Facebook Added ‘Research’ To User Agreement 4 Months After Emotion Manipulation Study  —  Unless you've spent the last couple of days in a Faraday pouch under a rock, you've heard about Facebook's controversial ‘emotion manipulation’ study.  Facebook data scientist Adam Kramer ran an experiment …
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
Some LA schools choosing between six different laptops for students after botched iPad rollout  —  LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students  —  Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students …
Charles Hudson / Charles Hudson's Weblog:
Competing with LinkedIn and the Case Against Unbundling  —  I've been thinking about LinkedIn quite a bit lately.  I think LinkedIn is really interesting because in many ways I think it is one of the most durable and hard to disrupt companies that sit at the intersection of SaaS and social networking.
Tweets: @stevesi and @danprimack
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Millions of dynamic DNS users suffer after Microsoft seizes No-IP domains  —  Legitimate users caught in legal fire designed to take down botnets.  —  Millions of legitimate servers that rely on dynamic domain name services from No-IP.com suffered outages on Monday after Microsoft seized 22 domain names …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple rolls out two-step verification for iCloud.com Web apps  —  Apple appears to be testing out a new implementation of its two-factor Apple ID authentication system with iCloud.com, requiring users who have the additional layer of security enabled to enter a special code before accessing the Web apps.
Samit Sarkar / Polygon:
Ouya now selling 12-month pass to 800 games for $59.99  —  Ouya launched a limited deal today, the All-Access Pass, which gives customers 12 months' worth of access to almost all games on the platform for $59.99.  —  According to its listing on the Ouya Shop, the All-Access Pass covers …
Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:
Over $2.2B invested in digital health startups this year, already exceeds 2013 total of $1.97B  —  Digital health startups have taken $2.2B in funding so far in 2014, already besting 2013 total (report)  —  The digital health space has continued to heat up, and it's looking like 2014 will be a big year for investment in the space.
Reuters:
Automakers incrementally approach self-driving cars, see dangers to Google's eagerness  —  Google, Detroit diverge on road map for self-driving cars  —  (Reuters) - In 2012, a small team of Google Inc engineers and business staffers met with several of the world's largest car makers …
More: DailyTech and SlashGear
Julian Chokkattu / TechCrunch:
US National Archives To Upload All Holdings To Wikimedia Commons  —  Ever since the National Archives and Record Administration launched the Open Government Plan in 2010, it has increasingly been uploading content to Wikipedia to digitize and gain a wider reach for its holdings.
Tweets: @20tauri
Steve Johnson / Mercury News:
Hewlett-Packard and shareholders reach settlement in suit over Autonomy deal  —  PALO ALTO — In a victory for Hewlett-Packard, the tech giant said Monday it has tentatively reached a settlement in a federal shareholder lawsuit over its ill-fated purchase of British software company Autonomy …
More: Reuters, NASDAQ.com and CNET
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Intel, Nvidia struggle to make auto industry inroads due to safety and reliability standards  —  Intel Chases Sales on Silicon Road to Driverless Cars  —  Intel Corp., Qualcomm Inc. and Nvidia Corp. — pioneers in the production of chips for computers and phones — are finding it harder to make inroads into the auto industry.

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