June 27, 2013, 10:20 AM

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Introducing IE11: The Best Way to Experience the Web on Modern Touch Devices  —  As part of today's Windows 8.1 Preview, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) Preview is now also available.  Fast, fluid and perfect for touch, IE11 continues our vision of providing the best Web experience across …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
What does Windows 8.1 offer to desktop die-hards?  —  Many parts of the Windows 8 user interface have been given some love in Windows 8.1.  Some of these changes focus on the Metro side of the fence.  But that doesn't mean that Microsoft forgot about desktop users—Windows 8.1 includes …
Apple Spells Out iTunes Radio Terms for Record Labels  —  Ahead of its launch of an online radio service, Apple circulated terms to independent record labels last week, many of them more generous to the music companies than what rival Pandora Media currently pays.
Scott Buscemi / 9to5Mac:
iOS 7 includes the ability to control your iPhone or iPad using head movements [video]  —  Discovered by an anonymous tipster, iOS 7′s “Accessibility” section now includes a feature that allows you to control your iPhone or iPad with left or right head movements.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Digg Reader Now Available On Digg's iOS App  —  Digg Reader, Digg's alternative for the RSS aggregation addicts who will be bereft when Google Reader finally shuts down on July 1, is now available on the Digg iOS app.  An Android app is expected to make its debut in the next three to four weeks.
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Air attack: Aereo CEO talks up his tech, prepares Chicago launch  —  Armed with his DVRs and tiny antennas, Aereo says the shift in TV has begun  —  Chet Kanojia, Aereo's founder and CEO, strolls past the rows and rows of DVRs, TV antennas, and transcoders, and smiles when he recalls …
Tim Westergren / Pandora Blog:
Pandora and Royalties  —  (Warning: This is long, but I'd really like to fully articulate Pandora's perspective on royalties, which is simply impossible to do in just a few sentences.)  —  Over 13 years ago when I started this company, we set out with a singular mission …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Microsoft: Kinect for Xbox One will not work on PCs  —  This Kinect is designed to only work on an Xbox One.  You'll need a different one to plug in to your PC.  —  When Microsoft announced a special next-generation Kinect for Windows pre-release developer program earlier today …
Scott Lowe / IGN:
Sony Sacrificed the PlayStation 4 Camera to Beat Microsoft on Price  —  How the camera was cut last minute and left with an uncertain future.  —  When Sony announced that PlayStation 4 would be priced at $399 to an uproar of applause from the audience at its E3 press conference, it secured a critical edge over the Xbox One.
Ryan Whitwam /
Cloudsweeper tells you how much your Gmail is worth to a hacker  —  The value of your data is the driving force behind much of the malware and malicious behavior on the internet.  If an attacker can gain access to a store of information, it can be sold off piece by piece until the evildoer …
Haris Ramic / Google LatLong:
Google Earth 7.1 for Android and iOS, now with Street View  —  Whether you're on foot looking for the best sushi place in a new neighborhood or you'd like to do some virtual archaeology around Pompeii, we're all explorers of the world around us in our own way.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Gets A Little More Watchful, Now Tells You Who's Viewed Your Updates, And Where You've Been Looking  —  LinkedIn, the social network used by people for job hunting and making other business connections, is adding two more enhancements to its homepage that highlight one of its creepier …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Aiming At Small Business And Headed By Ex-Yahoo Head, NumberFour De-Cloaks In Berlin With A $38M Series A, Europe's Biggest In Two Years  —  NumberFour, founded in 2009 by former senior Yahoo executive Marco Boerries in Berlin to re-engineer small business processes, has secured an enormous $38 million …
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
EU to Cut Mobile Phone Roaming Charges by Up to 36% Next Week  —  The European Union will cut the price mobile carriers such as Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) and France Telecom SA (FTE) can charge customers for checking e-mail and watching videos while traveling by 36 percent next week.
Rebecca Jeschke / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Sues FBI For Access to Facial-Recognition Records  —  Lawsuit Seeks Transparency Before Implementation of a ‘Bigger, Faster and Better’ Biometrics System  —  San Francisco - As the FBI is rushing to build a “bigger, faster and better” biometrics database, it's also dragging its feet …
Mike Williams / GamesIndustry International:
PS4 and Xbox One high volumes no problem for AMD  —  AMD's Saeid Moshkelani on his company's next-gen “clean sweep” and high-end PCs driving innovation  —  AMD owns the next-generation of consoles.  In the past, game consoles were more custom and piecemeal: a little IBM here, some AMD there, a tiny bit of Nvidia.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Mark Suster's GRP Partners goes big: Announces new $200M fund and rebrands as Upfront Ventures  —  Venture capitalists GRP Partners announced today that it has closed its fifth fund, bringing in $200 million to help early stage startups grow.  With news of the fund the Los Angeles-based firm …
David Cohen / AllFacebook:
Developers Can Skip Process Of Registering Apps With Facebook When Creating Mobile App Install Ads  —  Facebook's advertising-simplification process is running at full throttle, as the social network followed up its announcement earlier Wednesday of updates to reports from its Ads Manager …

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