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June 12, 2015, 9:05 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.
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.
Facebook:
Facebook now takes into account how long you've viewed specific stories in News Feed in determining which posts to surface  —  News Feed FYI: Taking Into Account Time Spent on Stories  —  The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you.
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.
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.
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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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Wikimedia switching all of its sites to HTTPS by default  —  Wikipedia Is Finally Encrypting the World's Knowledge  —  Wikipedia, one of the most popular websites in the world, will now be encrypted by default, a change that will better protect its hundreds of millions of visitors from surveillance and censorship.
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.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Android One has failed to gain traction because of lack of OEM marketing support and missteps in Google sales strategy  —  Beset With Failures, Google Tries to Breathe New Life Into Android One  —  Last September, Google inaugurated Android One, a cheap smartphone line for emerging markets …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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