July 11, 2013, 11:20 AM

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One Microsoft: Company realigns to enable innovation at greater speed, efficiency  —  Text of an internal email from Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer to employees regarding changes in the senior leadership team at the company.  — Today, we are announcing a far-reaching realignment …
Ryan Tate / Wired:
The Rise of Julie Larson-Green, the Heir Apparent at Microsoft  —  It remains to be seen whether the Microsoft reorganization announced by CEO Steve Ballmer this morning can rejuvenate the once-mighty software company.  But one thing is crystal clear: The reshuffling marks another huge win …
Transforming Our Company  —  As the times change, so must our company.  —  In the 37 years that Microsoft has been helping to improve people's lives by helping them to realize their own potential with technology, we have seen exactly the kind of transformation we had hoped for when we set …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft 3.0: A meaner, leaner devices and services machine?  —  Summary: Microsoft officials announced its latest expected cross-company reorg designed to better deliver on its new devices and services charter.  Here's who ended up where.  —  On July 11, Microsoft officials announced details …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Spend Up to $500 Million Marketing ‘Moto X’ Phone  —  All Four Major US Wireless Carriers Expected to Sell Device This Fall  —  As Motorola Mobility prepares to unveil its first flagship smartphone since being acquired by Google Inc. last year, new details are emerging …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
IFTTT comes to iPhone with a crisp app featuring native Photos, Reminders and Contacts channels  —  The digital glue service IFTTT is finally launching an iPhone app and it brings with it a set of new channels specific to Apple's platform and a lovely mobile platform for both building and using its automated actions.
Adam Tanner / Forbes:
Data Brokers Are Now Selling Your Car's Location For $10 Online  —  The Berkeley Marina, a stretch of park and an enclosed yacht harbor, juts into the San Francisco Bay.  Visitors regularly drive there to admire the dramatic view that includes Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Richard Chirgwin / The Register:
HP admits to backdoors in storage products  —  Usernames and passwords in the wild, factory resets possible  —  Hewlett-Packard has agreed that there is an undocumented administrative account in its StoreVirtual products, and is promising a patch by 17 July.
More: ZDNet
Jo Best / ZDNet:
European ISPs hit with antitrust raids  —  Summary: The European Commission's antitrust watchdogs have raided the offices of a number of European “internet connectivity providers”.  —  Jo Best  —  The European Commission has carried out a series of raids on ISPs over possible antitrust breaches.

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