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June 28, 2013, 12:20 PM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
BlackBerry PlayBook will not be upgraded to BlackBerry 10  —  Reneging on a promise it made back in January, BlackBerry has just announced that it will not, in fact, be upgrading its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to its latest mobile OS, BlackBerry 10.  CEO Thorsten Heins revealed the sour news …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
BlackBerry ships 6.8 million smartphones but loses $84 million in Q1 2014  —  Every quarter is pivotal for BlackBerry right now, but the one covered by today's earnings report (Q1 2014, in fiscal terms) is especially important.  It's the first full period of Z10 availability and also the first quarter …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
BlackBerry Shipped Just 2.7M BB10 Handsets In Q1 2014  —  BlackBerry didn't break out its individual BB10 device sales in its quarterly earnings report released earlier this morning, but during its conference call to discuss its performance CEO Thorsten Heins revealed that it shipped 2.7 …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Is Developing Android Game Console  —  Google Inc. is developing a videogame console and digital wrist watch powered by its Android operating system, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Internet company seeks to spread the software's domination beyond smartphones …
Xbox Wire:
Xbox Announces Landmark Deal with Time Warner Cable to Bring More Live TV to Xbox 360  —  In a landmark deal announcement for Xbox 360 and Time Warner Cable customers, we're excited to share a new partnership that will deliver up to 300 of the most popular live TV channels to Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Gold members.
Phillip Molnar / Monterey County Herald:
Restricted web access to The Guardian is Armywide, officials say  —  The Army admitted Thursday to not only restricting access to The Guardian news website at the Presidio of Monterey, as reported in Thursday's Herald, but Armywide.  —  Presidio employees said the site had been blocked since …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Android 4.3 Available To Test For Adventurous Galaxy S4 Owners  —  Google's worst-kept secret is the upcoming Android 4.3 update for devices powered by its mobile OS (though a lot more secrets have come to light recently), and we're starting to see that update make its way to the handsets of owners who aren't afraid to experiment.
Andrew Zajac / Bloomberg:
Google Sues IRS for $83.5 Million Tax Refund  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), owner of the most popular Internet search engine, sued the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for an $83.5 million refund, claiming it was improperly denied a deduction for a 2004 stock transaction with America Online Inc.
Michael J. Miller / PC Magazine:
Microsoft Pushes Cloud Service at Build  —  Today's keynote at Microsoft's Build conference focused on cloud services, with lots of enhancements to the company's Azure Web services.  I was impressed not only by how much Microsoft is trying to compete with Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform …
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Brian Proffitt / ReadWrite:
Oracle And Salesforce Bury The Hatchet—Surprisingly, Not In The Others' Back  —  What caused the kumbaya?  Oracle's fear of NoSQL and other new but increasingly popular database-related technologies.  Say this for Larry Ellison.  He can sometimes shoot off his mouth and piss people off …
Brittany Hillen / SlashGear:
Intel CTO Justin Rattner resigning with temporary leave, will return “at a later date”  —  Intel has announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Justin Rattner, will be resigning from his role as the company's CTO.  His stepping down is to meet a corporate bylaw in Intel which states …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Uber brings its private car service to Taipei, Taiwan, its second new launch in Asia this week  —  Uber's foray into Asia continues after the US-headquartered private car hire firm launched in ‘stealth mode’ in Taipei, Taiwan.  The rollout is its second new launch in Asia this week …

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