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June 20, 2013, 1:55 AM

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Don Mattrick / Xbox Wire:
Your Feedback Matters - Update on Xbox One  —  Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.  —  For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come.
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft-Nokia Advanced Talks Recently Broke Down  —  Microsoft Corp. was recently in advanced discussions with Nokia Corp. about a purchase of the Finnish company's device business, according to people familiar with the matter, in a marriage that could have reshaped the mobile-phone industry.
Apple:
HBO GO & WatchESPN Come to Apple TV  —  iTunes Viewers Now Purchasing Over 800,000 TV Episodes & Over 350,000 Movies Per Day  —  Apple® today announced that HBO GO and WatchESPN are now available directly on Apple TV® joining the great lineup of programming offered to customers. iTunes® users …
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. school board OKs $30 million for Apple iPads  —  L.A. schools Supt.  John Deasy stepped out of a Tuesday Board of Education meeting during a vote to spend $30 million on iPads because, he said, he owns a small amount of stock in Apple.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2012)
Steven Musil / CNET:
LinkedIn suffers site outage due to ‘DNS issue’  —  The business networking site's home page is replaced by a domain sales page for about an hour.  —  LinkedIn is battling a DNS issue that took the business social networking site offline for an hour Wednesday night.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry  —  Today Stratasys announced that it has acquired MakerBot, as we reported, in a stock deal worth $403 million based on the current share value of Stratasys.
Alex de Joode / LeaseWeb Blog:
LeaseWeb: Statement on former client MegaUpload  —  On Twitter today we saw Kim Dotcom tweeting some statements saying LeaseWeb wiped data from dedicated servers formerly in use by his storage service MegaUpload.  I think this calls for a reaction.  —  First of all, we appreciate the long period …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Acquires Social Startup Spindle  —  Twitter has acquired Spindle, a social startup focused on the location and check-in space, and discovering local places of interest nearby.  —  “We've spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the question: 'What's happening nearby right now?'”
Wall Street Journal:
Web Companies Pay for Internet Fast Lane  —  Streaming video on the Web can be a bumpy experience: The video can slow or stop altogether.  To avoid these problems, Netflix Inc., the biggest online video outlet, has been trying to install special equipment directly connected to the networks of Internet access providers.
More: VarietyTweets: @amir_efrati, @rsingel and @shaliniwsj
Avi Schneider / GeekTime:
EMC acquires Israeli storage startup, Scale IO, for $200-300M  —  3:30PM Jerusalem, Israel - Israeli startup, ScaleIO, a leader in enterprise data and elastic converged storage, has been purchased by enterprise data giant, EMC, for a reported purchase price sitting somewhere between $200-300M.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Wired Editor Michael Copeland Joins Andreessen Horowitz To Lead New ‘Content Strategy’  —  Wired Senior Editor Michael Copeland is joining venture firm Andreessen Horowitz.  We've confirmed with the VC firm that Copeland will be leading Andreessen's new ‘content strategy.’
Tweets: @mvc, @markmilian and @qhardy
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Lytro Enables Its Camera's Hidden WiFi Chip, Launches A Companion iOS App (With Animated GIFs!)  —  It sure doesn't seem like many people have bought Lytro's crazy light-field camera (the one that lets you focus your photos after you take them) — but if you're one of those who did: go plug that thing in.

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Smartsheet:
Direct listing or IPO: What's the difference?  —  What's the best way to take a company public?  Recently a few larger, well-known brands, notably Spotify and Slack, have opted for the direct listing.  Read more.
Zoho:
7 Email marketing best practices for the holiday season  —  While holidays spell fun and frolic for some, for others they mean more work.  When it comes to email marketers, the holidays are a time to buckle up for increased marketing activity.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
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