June 26, 2013, 11:10 AM

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Matt Brian / The Verge:
Mobile giant Telefónica backs Windows Phone in move to stymie Android and iOS duopoly  —  Spanish mobile provider Telefónica today announced it is to help boost the visibility of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system in a bid to end the “current duopoly of Android and iOS.”
Matthew Miller / ZDNet:
Sprint announces HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo Windows Phone 8 devices  —  Summary: Sprint is again the last major carrier to carry a Windows Phone device and today announced that two new models will be coming later this summer.  —  Matthew Miller  —  Sprint customers only had one choice …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Online Store opens in Russia, establishes direct sales in key emerging market  —  Today, Apple has finally launched a version of its official online store for customers in Russia.  The online store is similar in style to Apple's online stores in other countries.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Cut Clutter: Two Ways to Put Your Inbox on a Diet  —  Lots of people feel they're drowning in email, with swollen inboxes that make it hard to pinpoint important messages in a sea of annoying marketing mail and unwanted newsletters.  —  Some major email players have tried to improve the situation.
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET:
Leak confirms WebGL, SPDY for IE11  —  On the eve of Microsoft Build 2013, leaked details on Windows 8.1's Internet Explorer 11 confirm that the browser will support next-gen Web technology, including Google's SPDY protocol.  —  If Internet Explorer 10 impressed you, you're going to love …
Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
Can Apple read your iMessages?  —  About a year ago I wrote a short post urging Apple to publish the technical details of iMessage encryption.  I'd love tell you that Apple saw my influential crypto blogging and fell all over themselves to produce a spec, but, no. iMessage is the same black box it's always been.
More: iMoreTweets: @nikcub
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.
SSL: Intercepted today, decrypted tomorrow  —  Millions of websites and billions of people rely on SSL to protect the transmission of sensitive information such as passwords, credit card details, and personal information with the expectation that encryption guarantees privacy.
Tweets: @dalmaer
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
IDC: Apple's iPhone sheds European marketshare in Q1, pushed out of top 5 in India  —  A pair of reports from market research firm IDC on Tuesday showed the iPhone lost ground in Western Europe during the first quarter of 2013, while Android devices bumped Apple's handset out of the top-five in India over the same period.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
iOS 7 to let developers detect blinking and smiling in photos, could foreshadow future iPhone features  —  iOS 7 adds several new camera-orientated features for developers, which may hint at future consumer-facing features.  In iOS 7 beta 2, Apple has added new image detectors that find certain face expressions in photos.
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.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
SK Telecom launches the world's first LTE-Advanced network, and the Galaxy S4 LTE-A  —  Just days after an LTE-Advanced variant of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 leaked, Korean carrier SK Telecom has officially announced it's launching the world's first LTE-Advanced wireless network.
The H Security:
Backdoor in HP backup servers  —  According to security researcher Technion, SSH access is all that's required to remotely compromise HP StoreOnce backup systems.  Entering the user name “HPSupport” and a preset password causes the system to open an undocumented administrator account.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
U.S. regulator tells Web search firms to label ads better  —  (Reuters) - U.S. regulators warned leading Internet firms including Google Inc. to better identify paid ads in search results, particularly as new technology such as mobile services and voice-based online services become more common.
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