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June 25, 2013, 10:10 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.
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Greenwald: Snowden's Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him  —  Snowden has shared encoded copies of all the documents he took so that they won't disappear if he does, Glenn Greenwald tells Eli Lake.  —  As the U.S. government presses Moscow to extradite former National Security …
Gregory Kohs- / Examiner:
Jimmy Wales breaks Wikipedia rules in hunt for Snowden  —  Is Jimmy Wales the new Big Brother?  —  Credits: Left photo: by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images |  Right photo: original, Gus Freedman; modified, The Raven's Apprentice (licensed under the Creative Commons)
Tweets: @kmmokai and @jilliancyork
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Source: Snapchat Cofounders Unloaded Personal Stock for $20 M.  —  A source familiar with Snapchat's recent round of funding said that the teen sensation's two twenty-something cofounders, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, each received $10 million in secondary funding as individual shareholders.
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guildelines After “Decline In Compliance”  —  In 2002, the US Federal Trade Commission issued landmark guidelines to search engines, to ensure they were make a clear distinction between their paid and unpaid listings.  Now, the FTC has updated those guidelines …
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.
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.
More: ZDNetTweets: @mhelft and @jenwesthoven
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.
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.
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: PandoDaily, GigaOM and Valleywag
Tweets: @kantrowitz and @om
Brian Frank / Southern California Public Radio:
LA sides with taxi companies, sends cease-and-desist letters to 3 ride-sharing startups (poll)  —  Disruption may be the name of the game for tech startups, but it also guarantees there will be pushback from the disrupted.  Three companies that aim to change the way we think about taxis …
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 …
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 …
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired:
In Search of Tech Cred, eBay Builds a New Engine for a New Identity  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — It was 2008, and eBay had a problem.  Mark Carges had just arrived to lead the tech side of what the company would come to call the “turnaround” of its core marketplace business.  The brand was stale.
More: SiliconBeatTweets: @scotwingo

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