June 27, 2013, 9:00 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 …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Windows 8.1 in-depth hands-on: features, apps, impressions and screenshots  —  The last time we wrote about Windows 8.1, we had lots to talk about, but very little to share in the way of hands-on impressions.  You see, though Microsoft unveiled loads of new features, apps and UI tweaks …
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 …
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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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.
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.
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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