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July 13, 2013, 3:25 PM

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Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Meet Terry Myerson, the most important man at Microsoft  —  He's in charge of Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox.  Can he make it all work?  —  In December 2008, there was an emergency meeting at Microsoft that those present reportedly nicknamed the “cage match.”
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
The Number Facebook Doesn't Want You To See  —  It turns out Facebook users drastically underestimate the size of their audiences.  Yes, everybody's there, but nobody is listening.  —  Image by John Herrman  —  For all our obsession with “likes,” comments, retweets, and reblogs …
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Evelyn M. Rusli / Digits:
Uber Confirms It is Talking to Investors  —  Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick is back at the negotiating table.  —  On Friday, he confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that the ride-on-demand company had begun speaking to investors about two weeks ago.
AT&T:
AT&T to Acquire Leap Wireless  —  AT&T and prepaid wireless provider Leap Wireless International have entered into an agreement for AT&T to acquire Leap for $15 per share in cash.  Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T will acquire all of Leap's stock and wireless properties, including licenses …
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Building a Better Dell: More R&D, Less PCs  —  Silver Lake is betting it and company founder can restore the computing icon to its former luster.  —  Private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners may soon be wagering $1.4 billion on a bet that many analysts think is sheer folly: To restore computing icon Dell Inc. to its former luster.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Internet pioneer Vint Cerf talks online privacy, Google Glass and the future of libraries  —  From online banking to exploring the farthest reaches of the universe, it's difficult to imagine how we ever got by without the Internet.  —  We can work, study, order groceries, watch movies …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Sues U.S. Customs for Failed Google Phone Ban  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) filed a lawsuit today accusing U.S. Customs officials of refusing to follow a trade agency's order to block imports of phones made by Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Motorola Mobility unit.
Deena Beasley / Reuters:
WellPoint fined $1.7 million for exposing health data on Internet  —  (Reuters) - Health insurer WellPoint Inc will pay $1.7 million for allowing health and other personal information from hundreds of thousands of people to be accessed over the Internet, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Scoop: Intel's upcoming TV service is going to be called OnCue  —  Intel's TV service, which the company's Intel Media unit plans to launch before the end of the year, is going to be called OnCue, GigaOM has learned.  The company has applied for trademarks for OnCue around the globe …

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Microsoft:
Showcasing Industrial IoT innovations at Hannover Messe 2018  —  This week at the world's largest industrial fair, customers and partners display how they're betting on Microsoft, from cloud to edge devices.
eero:
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Internet Association:
The True Size Of The Online Labor Force  —  Internet Association released a groundbreaking analysis that finds the online labor market is comprised of 23.9 million income positions - a number that far exceeds …
Zoho:
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