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July 14, 2013, 4:15 AM

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Fred Wilson / A VC:
Let The Games Begin  —  That was my partner John's email response when the news came across our internal email list that the SEC had finally lifted the General Solicitation Ban as they were asked to do by Congress in Title II of the JOBS act.  —  What this means is that folks raising capital …
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.”
George Avalos / Mercury News:
Google delays building of new campus  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW — Google (GOOG) has delayed for up to a year construction of a massive campus at the NASA-Ames research center in Mountain View, apparently because the tech titan seeks to improve the design of the complex.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Nation Will Gain by Discussing Surveillance, Expert Tells Privacy Board  —  WASHINGTON — A retired federal judge, who formerly served on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, on Tuesday praised the growing public discussion about government surveillance fostered by the leaks …
Tweets: @ggreenwald
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Stickers: From Japanese craze to global mobile messaging phenomenon  —  Japan-based mobile messaging company Line raised eyebrows in May when it revealed that it made $17 million from selling stickers during the first quarter of 2013.  Last year stickers were all but unknown in the West …
Thanks:@martinsfp
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.
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 …

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Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
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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:
This Earth Day, go paperless with Zoho Forms  —  Whether selling socks or self-driving cars, if you're still using paper forms, you're not doing it right.  Here are 6 reasons why you should go digital:  —  1. Environmental impact

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