July 11, 2013, 3:05 PM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 1020: a 41-megapixel Windows Phone available on July 26th for $299.99 at AT&T  —  After weeks of leaks, Nokia is making its Lumia 1020 handset official on Thursday.  The Finnish smartphone maker has just unveiled its latest flagship Windows Phone on stage at an event in New York.
Revealed: how Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages  —  • Secret files show scale of Silicon Valley co-operation on Prism  —  • encryption unlocked even before official launch  —  • Skype worked to enable Prism collection of video calls
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.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Any.DO enters the smart calendar app market, launching Cal out of private beta  —  A little over a month after Any.DO debuted Cal, a new smart iOS calendar and first in a suite of standalone apps, the Israeli startup has removed the private beta tags and launched it to the public.
David Kravets / Wired:
RIAA Wants Infamous File-Sharer to Campaign Against Piracy  —  Did you hear the one about the world's most infamous music file-sharer being asked to publicly extol the virtues of the Recording Industry Association of America's anti-piracy platform?  —  The RIAA is suggesting Jammie Thomas-Rasset do just that.
More: The Verge
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's quarter of lowered expectations: Fiscal Q3 2013  —  Wall Street is looking for Apple to report zero revenue growth.  —  FORTUNE — On April 24, the day after Apple (AAPL) reported its earnings for fiscal Q2, Cowan and Company's Matthew Hoffman published a revised forecast for the following quarter.
Dara Kerr / CNET:
LG unveils world's thinnest Full HD LCD smartphone panel  —  Measuring 5.2 inches long and only 2.2 mm thick, new display panels being developed by LG could prompt the move toward slimmer and lighter mobile devices.  —  LG Display is working on what it says is the world's slimmest smartphone panel.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Pebble passes 275,000 pre-orders and 1M app downloads, says Gmail and IMAP support coming  —  Smartwatch maker Pebble has announced passing 275,000 device preorders and 1 million app downloads and is making a renewed commitment to its development platform, promising to help third-party …
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.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Duolingo Comes To The iPad, Now Has More Than 5M Active Users  —  Duolingo, the increasingly popular language learning service developed by Luis von Ahn and his team, launched its iPad app today.  The service, von Ahn tells me, now has more than 5 million active users and the iPad app …

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