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June 6, 2013, 8:05 PM

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Washington Post:
U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program  —  The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Facebook, Apple and Google deny participation in US government spying program PRISM  —  Shortly after reports of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the US government to tap directly into the central servers of nine US-based Internet companies — three of the major tech companies involved …
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 …
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. …
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.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Facebook Adds Dock Feature in Effort to Make Its Home More Inviting  —  Facebook on Thursday announced that it has added a new feature designed to make its Facebook Home software more appealing.  —  The social network is adding a dock to Facebook Home that allows users to more easily access their favorite apps.
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.
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 …
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 …

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