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June 6, 2013, 4:35 PM

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Peter Burrows / Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Start iPhone Trade-In Program in Stores  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is starting an iPhone trade-in program this month aimed at getting users to upgrade to the iPhone 5 and turn in older models, people with knowledge of the plans said.  —  Apple has teamed up with Brightstar Corp. …
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily  —  Exclusive: Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama  —  • Read the Verizon court order in full here  —  • Obama administration justifies surveillance
Washington Post:
Administration, lawmakers defend NSA program to collect phone records  —  The Obama administration and key U.S. lawmakers on Thursday defended a secret National Security Agency telephone surveillance program that one congressman said had helped avert a terrorist attack in recent years.
Anna Palmer / Politico:
Verizon on offense behind the scenes  —  Officially, telecom giant Verizon has no comment about turning over millions of customers call logs to the government.  —  But behind the scenes, the company is vetting requests from senior Capitol Hill aides and others, asking Obama administration officials …
Christina Bonnington / Wired:
Why Google Reader Really Got the Axe  —  When Google announced its plans to shutter Google Reader in March, the Internet freaked out.  Twitter users raised their virtual pitchforks in outrage.  Bloggers wept, scrambling to find a suitable replacement by the service's July 1 death date.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
3-D Printer Firm MakerBot in Acquisition Talks  —  MakerBot Industries LLC, the fast-growing maker of 3-D printers, is in talks with suitors that could lead to the sale of the New York-based company, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The four-year-old startup was recently gauging …
Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blog:
Evernote Reminders Arrive on Android  —  Reminders, our most requested feature of all time, is now available on Android!  With Reminders you get three great features all rolled into one: alarms, note based to-dos and the ability to pin notes to the top of your note list.  Let's take a closer look.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
‘Uber For Local Home Services’ Provider ClubLocal Launches In The Bay Area  —  Uber pioneered the market for on-demand, one-click rides from your mobile phone, and over the past few years we've seen a ton of ‘Uber for X’ startups pop up in different categories.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S4 update addresses storage complaints with move to SD card feature  —  Samsung has begun rolling out a software update for its Galaxy S4 that adresses a few issues early adopters have been complaining about.  The 16GB variant of the Galaxy S4 has been slammed for only giving users 9.15GB …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
BBM Is Not Coming To iPhone And Android On June 27  —  There's a report spreading around today that BBM is coming to iPhones and Android devices on June 27.  —  The report is based on a tweet from T-Mobile's UK account, but the tweet has been deleted.  —  According to a source with knowledge …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
It's back (again): NY courts approve Uber, Hailo, green taxis in one fell swoop  —  Today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced two noteworthy decisions by the state's Court of Appeals that is a victory for companies looking to get into the transportation business in the city.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Video Discovery Startup Showyou Launches Channel Platform, Unveils A Revenue Model  —  We've been following video discovery startup Showyou since its very earliest days.  The company has created an app that makes it easier for video viewers on a mobile phone or tablet to find new content, and share it with friends.
More: VentureBeat and GigaOM
Rebecca Grant / VentureBeat:
Ayla launches with $5.4M to turn everything into a connected device  —  A world where humans interact with machines that respond to our every need may seem fantastical, but Ayla Networks launched today to make this sci-fi vision a reality.  —  Ayla's mission is to build an ecosystem for the Internet of Things.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Russia's Yandex Has A New Take On Search Results, Take Action Inside The Page  —  With Google dominant in so many markets, one would thing that search is kind've ‘done’.  Of course, we have yet to really tap into social search, and Facebook Graph search is showing a clear direction.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Google: Search hits, YouTube views are key predictors of a movie's box office performance  —  Google has released a white paper that shows a proportional impact on a movie's box office success based on the number of searches that it receives.  Among the insights, the company highlights …
Wall Street Journal:
Lenovo Plans Push in Servers, Storage, CEO Says  —  CHENGDU, China—Lenovo Group Ltd. sees growth opportunities in servers and storage, and plans to enter smartphone markets in developed countries in the next year, its chief executive said.  —  “Servers and storage is the business …
More: AllThingsD and CNET

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