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June 28, 2013, 5:55 PM

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Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
A Week After Instagram's Video Launch, Vine Sharing Tanks On Twitter  —  It's now been a full week since Instagram added video recording to its popular camera app, and it's already had a dramatic impact on its main competitor:  —  Vine sharing on Twitter has tanked.
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:
Bloomberg:
Shutterstock Creates First Silicon Alley Billionaire  —  Jonathan Oringer, the founder of Shutterstock Inc., became a billionaire today as shares of the world's largest stock photo and video marketplace reached a record high.  —  Oringer, 39, owns about 55 percent of Shutterstock …
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.
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.
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Netflix Max hands-on: Jellyvision's take on your movie queue  —  Being a Netflix subscriber is almost like being cursed — sure, you have access to untold troves of streaming TV shows and films, but how do you choose what to watch?  The burden of choice weighs heavily on the indecisive Netflix user …
Julia Halperin / The Art Newspaper:
Amazon to launch virtual art gallery  —  The retail giant's new art site would resemble Amazon Wine, which launched last fall  —  AMAZON.com is expected to launch an online art gallery later this year.  The online retailer of books, electronics and apparel aims to offer over 1,000 art objects …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google adds native Microsoft Word and Excel file editing to latest Chrome OS build  —  Google has added native Microsoft Office file editing to the dev channel for Chrome OS.  The addition means Chrome OS users on the latest build of the company's browser-based operating system can now experiment …
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.
Eric Johnson / AllThingsD:
BlueStacks Announces Second Android Gaming Console, Free Forever (With a Software Subscription)  —  Its first Android gaming console is still only available for preorders, but BlueStacks said today that it's planning to roll out a second device, the hardware component of which will be permanently free.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Music App Songza Goes Ad-Free With A New Paid Service, “Club Songza” For $0.99 Per Week  —  Songza, the music-streaming and recommendation service that has picked up some 4.8 million monthly active users with its free, ad-based service, is turning on a feature now that it hopes will convert …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google+ Photos gets an option to move images between albums, new Download button, and faster uploading  —  Google+ turns two today and Google has already redesigned its buttons and badges, but that's not all.  The service is also getting some new features specifically centered on photos.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Mozilla Opens Its Firefox Social API To Developers  —  With the release of the first public beta of Firefox 23, Mozilla didn't just introduce a new logo and kill the <blink> element, it also opened up its Social API for developers.  This feature allows them to create new ways for users …
Donna Tam / CNET:
Yahoo integrates Flickr with e-mail, adds new search alerts  —  The company adds Flickr access within Yahoo Mail and automated alerts for Yahoo search images or video results.  —  Continuing to spruce up its offerings, Yahoo on Friday added Flickr integration into its e-mail service …
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Jimmy Wales Is Not an Internet Billionaire  —  According to Wikipedia, the Tampa International Airport is a public airport six miles west of downtown Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida.  It's also where Jimmy Wales flies in and out of a couple times a month, in coach …
Ron / WinBeta:
SkyDrive Pro app for Windows 8 and Apple iOS released  —  For those of you who use SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online via your Office 365 subscription, Microsoft has released the SkyDrive Pro app for Windows 8 and iOS.  This comes after Microsoft recently released the SkyDrive Pro desktop application for Windows.

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