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June 26, 2013, 4:30 AM

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Gregory Kohs- / Examiner:
Jimmy Wales breaks Wikipedia rules in hunt for Snowden  —  Wikipedia's notorious co-founder, Jimmy Wales, has launched an investigation to determine if any of the pseudonyms who edit the world's biggest encyclopedia are in fact (or suspected to be) classified security info leaker, Edward Snowden.
More: Softpedia News and I4U NewsTweets: @jilliancyork and @kmmokai
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.
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.
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.
Heather Murphy / The Lede:
Why Snowden Asked Visitors in Hong Kong to Refrigerate Their Phones  —  Before a dinner of pizza and fried chicken late Sunday in Hong Kong, Edward J. Snowden insisted that a group of lawyers advising him in the Chinese territory “hide their cellphones in the refrigerator of the home where he was staying …
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.
Tweets: @waltmossberg
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
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.
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.
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.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Facebook explains how ‘TAO’ serves social workloads, data requests  —  Summary: Facebook's engineering team outlines the design of TAO, the social network's graph data store.  —  Facebook has dropped in yet another tile to the puzzle that is its Open Graph infrastructure.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
New Google report shows malware by country: highest rates in India, Central Europe  —  Google's Transparency Report is a document that shines light on threats to the internet, including copyright takedowns and government surveillance requests.  On Tuesday, the search giant announced a new section …
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 …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
CE Manufacturing Specialist PCH International Launches Its Hardware Incubator, Highway1  —  Electronics manufacturing specialist PCH International is looking to find new clients just as they start.  To do so, it's creating an incubator called Highway1 that will help young hardware startups build new products.
More: GigaOM, ReadWrite, GeekWire and AllThingsDThanks:@brady

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