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June 12, 2015, 6:30 PM

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Ross Miller / The Verge:
Google will take on Amazon's Twitch by launching YouTube Gaming, an app and website for live-streamed and on-demand gaming video, this summer in US and UK  —  Google is launching a ‘YouTube built for gamers’ to take on Twitch  —  Google is now officially taking on Twitch.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Here are marketing images for Nokia's Moonraker smartwatch project, which was later canceled by Microsoft  —  Microsoft Moonraker was Nokia's smartwatch before it was killed  —  While Apple was working on its Watch, Nokia had its own ideas about smartwatches.
Wired:
Office of Personnel Management hacker breach is far worse than first believed, was exposed during sales demo by security company  —  Why The OPM Breach Is Such a Security and Privacy Debacle  —  If it's not already a maxim, it should be: Every big hack discovered will eventually prove to be more serious than first believed.
Antonio Villas-Boas / Business Insider:
Google's new Android Phone Picker website recommends a phone based on the criteria that matter most to you, such as taking photos, gaming, web browsing  —  Google has a beautiful new website designed to help you choose the perfect Android phone  —  One of the best things about Android phones is that you have options.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter Expands Its “Experiments” Beta Testing Program To iOS  —  In 2013, Twitter launched a beta testing program for Android that allows users to try out new builds of the Twitter application as well as test experimental features ahead of a public release.
Euan Rocha / Reuters:
Sources: BlackBerry considering Android for upcoming smartphone as it moves focus to software and device management  —  Exclusive: BlackBerry may put Android system on new device: sources  —  BlackBerry (BB.TO) is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google Inc.'s (GOOGL.O) …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Oculus App Store apps to be pre-approved, given comfort ratings to address nausea, share an undisclosed percentage of revenue with Oculus  —  Oculus App Store Will Require Pre-Approvals, Comfort Ratings, Tax  —  Oculus doesn't want to make you puke or scare you to death.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
French privacy watchdog demands Google make right to be forgotten delistings global, gives 15 days to comply  —  Google Must Expand Privacy Delistings, Says French Watchdog  —  The French data protection watchdog has ordered Google to widen its implementation of the so-called European 'right …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Beats Electronics planned to introduce a WiFi speaker by the holidays in 2014, but effectively killed it post acquisition  —  Apple Music's Missing Link: How Beats Electronics Fumbled Its Sonos Killer (Exclusive)  —  Pop stars, live music, superlatives: The launch …
Fortune:
Crowdsourced hardware maker Quirky ditches device manufacturing, is close to raising a new round of funding  —  Exclusive: Quirky ditches device manufacturing, preps for new investment  —  Quirky is just days away from raising a new round of venture capital funding, Fortune has learned …
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Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Interview with Dick Costolo and Jack Dorsey on Twitter's CEO transition: Dorsey doesn't deny interest in becoming full-time CEO  —  I just interviewed Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo — here's what they had to say  —  In something of a surprise, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced …

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