June 25, 2013, 7:45 PM

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Rahul Sood / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Announcing Microsoft Ventures for startups to build, innovate and grow  —  The following is a post from Rahul Sood, general manager of Microsoft Startups.  —  Entrepreneurship is an increasingly global phenomenon.  We know that the barriers to turn an idea into a business have never been lower.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Barnes & Noble Reports $118.6M Loss On Revenue Of $1.3B In Q4, Plans To Open Nook Brand To Tablet OEMs  —  Barnes & Noble reported its fiscal fourth quarter earnings this morning, and the financials make it clear that the company is still struggling to figure out how it fits into the larger digital reading ecosystem.
Jason Goldberg / betashop:
What It's Really Like To Work @Fab  —  Readers of this blog know that we pride ourselves on our transparency here at Fab.  —  To that end, I wanted to take a moment to clear up some misconceptions about how we work at Fab.  —  A Bloomberg article yesterday put forth some blatant misrepresentations about Fab.
More: Valleywag and GigaOMTweets: @om and @kantrowitz
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Exclusive: Samsung in talks to settle EU antitrust case -sources  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics is in early talks with the EU regulator to settle charges that its use of injunctions against arch rival Apple breached antitrust rules, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Digg Reader Is A Promising, But Still Incomplete, Google Reader Alternative (Hands On)  —  For a subset of the Internet's population, Google's March announcement of its intention to shutter its dated, rusting RSS feed-reading service Google Reader was met with a large outcry.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft to launch web-based version of Xbox Music next week  —  When we first heard Microsoft's plans for Xbox Music, there was a mention of web, iOS, and Android versions.  Next week the software maker will launch a web version of Xbox Music so that subscribers can access the service across various platforms from a browser.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
First Look: OS X Mavericks  —  After Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference ended, Apple supplied me with a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a copy of OS X Mavericks to evaluate and post my thoughts on The Loop.  The version of Mavericks I tested was newer than the one released at WWDC, but not as new as the one released on Monday.
More: iMore and SlashGear
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
From The Team Behind Branch, Potluck Is A New Link-Sharing Service For The Internet's “Lurkers” Who Don't Tweet Or Blog  —  The team behind the social conversation platform Branch is today launching a new venture with Potluck, a service which seems almost the complete inverse …
Rolfe Winkler / MoneyBeat:
Big Apple, Bigger Google  —  Google has passed Apple as the most valuable technology company in the world—on one measure.  —  The search giant eclipsed the iPhone maker last week, actually.  Few would have noticed because the metric by which Google jumped ahead isn't the widely-watched one of market capitalization.
Tweets: @mhelft and @jenwesthoven
Don Clark / Digits:
Oracle Forges Cloud Deal With  — and Oracle on Tuesday unveiled a nine-year technology alliance under which the two companies will align their cloud operations.  —, known for offering sales and marketing software through an online service …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Mozilla launches Firefox 22 with 3D gaming, video calls and file sharing to court developers  —  Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox Web browser today that offers support for 3D gaming, video calls, and file sharing.  With these integrations, developers will be better able …
Samsung Beats Apple in Japanese Patent Suit on Syncing  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) lost its appeal in a Japan lawsuit claiming that Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) infringed a patent for synchronizing music and video data on its Galaxy smartphones and tablets with servers.
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
Biba Comes Out Of Stealth With $15M In Funding For Mobile-First, Password-Free Conferencing And Messaging Service  —  The smartphone is changing how people work but so far the applications for web conferencing have not taken much of a mobile-first approach.  Biba, a new company coming out of stealth …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
HP's Autonomy Sells Off Stake in Video Search Company Blinkx  —  Here's a name from the Internet's distant past that I hadn't thought about in awhile: The video search engine Blinkx.  Did you know that IT giant Hewlett-Packard ended up owning a big piece of it?  Neither did I.
More: Reuters and Cabume

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