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June 1, 2013, 11:50 AM

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Haswell is here: we detail Intel's first 4th-generation Core CPUs  —  Quad-core chips for laptops and desktops are first, with dual-cores to follow.  —  Intel has been releasing information about Haswell, its next-generation CPU architecture, for months now.
Glenn Künzler / MacTrast:
Mac Pro Retail Supplies Drying Up Ahead of WWDC  —  Apple's WWDC conference is almost upon us, and with the expectation that the company will unveil new Macs at the event, I decided to do a bit of checking around on retail stock levels.  What I found, somewhat to my surprise, was a remarkable shortage of Apple's entry-level Mac Pro.
Wall Street Journal:
‘Virtual’ Currencies Draw State Scrutiny  —  State banking regulators are scrutinizing companies that let people buy and sell virtual currencies such as bitcoin, and some are looking at requiring costly licenses, according to people familiar with the efforts.
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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Treasury Department official says money laundering crackdown isn't part of an anti-Bitcoin campaign  —  In March, US Treasury department FinCEN — which handles enforcement of financial crimes — turned its eye towards the world of virtual currency.  The bureau published guidelines …
Steve Rubel / AdAge:
Why Reddit Is Betting On Original Content  —  A Move to Reach Marketers in a Tech-Savvy Community  —  The “80s cliché is that video killed the radio star.  Now it's quickly killing other priorities as a growing number of media concerns put greater focus on original programming, all in a quest for higher CPMs.
Bloomberg:
DirecTV Said Among 3 Hulu Bidders at $1 Billion or More  —  DirecTV (DTV), the second-biggest U.S. pay-TV service, and two other bidders are each offering at least $1 billion for Hulu LLC, the online video website, said people with knowledge of the bid.  —  The other two couldn't be identified immediately.

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