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June 12, 2013, 1:25 PM

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Catwig:
Google Glass Teardown  —  What is this Glass thing anyways?  Google's latest and hottest gadget needs little introduction.  Since its public unveiling in April 2012, the tiny head-mounted Android computer has been collecting controversy and sociological analysis.
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Xbox chief: we have a product for people who can't get online, it's called Xbox 360  —  Did you think the Xbox 360 was being kept around just for the budget market?  It turns out Microsoft's got another sort of customer in mind for the revamped last-gen hardware: the crews of nuclear submarines.
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Rubinstein on HP's purchase of Palm: ‘Talk about a waste’  —  with former Palm chief Jon Rubinstein … FierceWireless: What are you doing now?  How do you spend your time?  —  Rubinstein: I'm on two boards.  I'm on Amazon and Qualcomm.  And there's a logic behind those two boards.
Jessica E. Lessin / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Rising Star: Craig Federighi  —  Software Chief Impresses in the Spotlight at Developers Conference; Now He Must Maintain Loyalty  —  A new frontman for Apple Inc. is emerging.  —  At the company's annual developers conference Monday, little-known executive Craig Federighi got …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom official: 16-megapixel cameraphone with 10x optical zoom  —  Samsung is taking the wraps off its new Galaxy S4 Zoom variant today, the latest in a series of spinoffs for its flagship handset.  The phone features a 10x optical zoom lens in front of its 16-megapixel CMOS sensor …
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo:
ESPN Is Killing 3D Broadcasts By the End of the Year  —  ESPN will kill 3D TV by the end of the year.  We reached out to ESPN, and the company confirmed rumors, citing lackluster adoption of the technology.  This is huge news considering the huge investment that TV manufacturers and broadcasters have made to try to bolster the tech.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Fertile Ground  —  One of my favorite patterns in our industry is when the old and established are wiped out by disruption, irrelevance, or changing fashions.  Like a forest fire, clearing out the old is very destructive and shouldn't be taken lightly.  But what's left behind is a clean slate and immense opportunity.
iFixit:
MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013 Teardown  —  Apple used its Worldwide Developers Conference to yet again debut a new MacBook Air model.  Join us as we see what 12 months of vintaging has done for the 13" variety of Cupertino's prized ultra-slim laptop.  Step 1 — MacBook Air 13" …
Jason Gilbert / Yahoo! News:
Netflix to launch user profiles later this summer  —  LOS ANGELES — Sharing your Netflix account with a friend or lover who has dramatically different taste in movies than you do?  Soon, there will be no need to worry about getting your Netflix recommendations all mixed up with theirs.
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
TechStars NY Fires Their Managing Director Right Before Demo Day  —  It sounds like the accelerator bubble is constricting right on schedule.  According to an email obtained by Valleywag, Eugene Chung, who was hired to replace David Tisch as managing director of TechStars New York in January, has been fired.
Christopher Harrison / The Hill:
Why Pandora bought an FM radio station  —  The internet isn't just the future of radio; it is radio.  Today, 70+ million Americans listen to Pandora, accounting for more than 7 percent of all U.S. radio listening.  Our Music Genome Project, the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
HP and Google Team Up to Offer Small Businesses “IT in a Box”  —  Tech giants Hewlett-Packard and Google just announced a plan in which they will join forces under the banner of Google Apps.  —  HP has become a Google Apps reseller and will package management tools with its PCs, printers and other IT gear.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
A Windows Laptop With an Apple Price, but Less Juice  —  Laptop sales have been tanking as tablets surge.  The new Windows 8 is off to a slow start with users.  And the hybrid machines that claim to work as both tablets and laptops are still niche products.  So what's a laptop maker to do?
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Behind The Maps: WTF Is Waze And Why Did Google Just Pay A Billion+ For It?  —  The tech industry has seen its fair share of acquisition whoppers lately, with Salesforce acquiring ExactTarget for $2.5 billion this month, and Yahoo putting the icing on its acquisition spree by snatching up Tumblr for $1.1 billion.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Ashton Kutcher's ‘Jobs’ to open nationwide on August 16th following a four-month delay  —  Early impressions of the Ashton Kutcher-led Jobs were decidedly mixed, but you'll soon get an opportunity to judge the Steve Jobs biopic for yourself.  According to Deadline, Open Road Films has announced …

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