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June 13, 2013, 10:15 AM

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Reuters:
Apple looking at bigger iPhone screens, multiple colours - sources  —  * May launch cheaper iPhones in 5-6 colours - sources  —  * Apple has floated cheaper model price of $99 - source  —  Apple Inc is exploring launching iPhones with bigger screens, as well as cheaper models in a range of colours …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
NSA revelations only ‘the tip of the iceberg,’ says Dem lawmaker  —  The federal surveillance programs revealed in media reports are just “the tip of the iceberg,” a House Democrat said Wednesday.  —  Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) said lawmakers learned “significantly more” …
Greg Lindley / Facebook Newsroom:
Public Conversations on Facebook  —  Every day, hundreds of millions of people use Facebook to share their thoughts on big moments happening all around them.  Whether it's talking about a favorite television show, cheering on a hometown sports team or engaging with friends during a breaking news event …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Why does the design of iOS 7 look so different?  —  If you caught Apple's iOS 7 presentation on Monday or have followed any of the numerous bits of coverage, then you know that the home screen icons have quickly become a point of contention.  They're certainly a radical departure from the deep …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
New Microsoft ‘Windows Everywhere’ ad crosses product boundaries  —  Summary: A new Microsoft ad shows for the first time in a single commercial Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Surface, in a nod to Microsoft's devices and services repositioning.  —  Microsoft is set to debut a new ad tonight …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
DOJ Misfires on Jobs Email in Apple E-Book Case — It Was a Discarded Draft  —  Correction, June 13: An earlier version of this post stated that the Steve Jobs email entered into evidence by Apple on Wednesday was sent to Eddy Cue.  It was not.  It was simply another saved version of the same message found on Apple's servers.
Xperia Blog:
First image of Xperia Z Ultra teased - super slim phablet  —  What you see below is the first image of the upcoming 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra.  It refers to a Sony Mobile press invite in France taking place on Thursday 4 July at 09.30.  The invite is translated to the following: “Sony Mobile reserves a big surprise for you”.
Valleywag:
Did Path Cheat Its Way to The Top?  —  Path is not a popular app.  Outside of privacy crusaders and various geek niches, it's virtually unknown—a sanctimonious social network built to appeal to Facebook's haters, that ended up appealing to few.  But for some reason, it's spiking in popularity around the world.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Twitter opens up its analytics platform, lets everyone review the performance of their tweets for free  —  Twitter has quietly opened up its various analytics tools to the public, giving everyone access to in-depth data about the people and brands who follow them, as well as the performance of their most recent tweets.
More: TechCrunch, The Verge, Slate and The DrumTweets: @bdconf
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
WhatsApp hits new record after processing 27 billion messages in one day  —  Mobile messaging service WhatsApp has announced record user numbers, after revealing that the service just processed 27 billion messages over a 24 hour period.  That's significantly up on its previous best of 18 billion from the final day of 2012.
Google Research Blog:
Improving Photo Search: A Step Across the Semantic Gap  —  Last month at Google I/O, we showed a major upgrade to the photos experience: you can now easily search your own photos without having to manually label each and every one of them.  This is powered by computer vision and machine learning technology …
David Pogue / New York Times:
A Tablet That Doubles as a Desktop, or Vice Versa  —  The big breakthrough was the iPad: a flat, thin, beautiful, nearly buttonless computer, all touch screen.  But that was three years ago.  —  Ever since then, Apple's rivals have churned out iPad clones in different sizes.  Ten inches diagonal?
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Twitter must disclose authors of anti-Semitic tweets, French appeals court rules  —  Government says adhering to French law is “not optional” for social media site  —  A French court this week ordered Twitter to disclose the names of users accused of posting racist and anti-Semitic tweets …
More: CNET and WebProNews
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
This is the HTC One Mini  —  The leaks are true: HTC's rumored M4 is indeed the One Mini.  We know because a trusted source in possession of the “petite” 4.3-inch handset has fed us a direct image, while also confirming some specs.  From what we've seen, the few renders and blurrycam shots …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Finnish carrier DNA confirms it will be the first to launch Jolla phones running Sailfish  —  Jolla recently revealed its first phone, and now Finland-based carrier DNA has confirmed it will be the first operator in the world to offer the self-titled handset.

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