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Facebook adds hashtags, mends missing link to pop culture – CNET

The social network bends to support a mainstream mode of digital expression popularized by a competitor. June 12, 2013 10:47 AM PDT (Credit: Facebook) Facebook has added support for hashtags, fixing a broken link that prevented its 1.11 billion members…

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Four things iOS 7 tells us about Apple’… – CNET

A few features in the new iOS 7 hint at hardware updates we could see in Apple’s next smartphone. iOS 7 has a few secrets to spill about the coming iPhone. Apple has played the game long enough to keep…

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Apple Introduces iTunes Radio, iOS 7, New MacBook Air and More – eWeek

Apple’s WWDC keynote was packed with news, from the introduction of the Pandora-like iTunes Radio to a crazy new Mac design. Apple kicked off its 2013 World Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Francisco Moscone West conference center June…

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Google close to securing map startup Waze: report – ZDNet

Summary: Google is close to securing Waze, which may trump rival offers from other firms trying to secure the mapping startup. Tech giant Google is close to finalizing a deal to purchase Waze, an Israeli-based startup. Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg…

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Leaked Windows Phone screenshots reveal notification center, UI changes, and … – The Verge

Microsoft has previously admitted it on a Windows Phone notification center, but it looks like the company is testing early future versions of Windows Phone with this feature in place. A Reddit user has posted a series of screenshots from…

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Tech Companies Concede to Surveillance Program – CNBC.com

The negotiations have continued in recent months, as Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled to Silicon Valley to meet with executives including those at Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Intel. Though the official purpose of those…

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Apple nets Big Three music publishers for iRadio, expect announcement Monday – Digital Trends

Apple has been long-rumored to be prepping a Spotify and Pandora competitor called iRadio, but there has been one issue solidifying plans for its streaming service – getting all of the big three music labels on board. Fortunately with Apple’s…

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Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services – PCWorld

The U.S. National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have access to servers at Google, Facebook and other major Internet services, collecting audio, video, e-mail and other content for surveillance, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. The surveillance is…

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BlackBerry Q10 smartphone boasts a rarity: a physical keyboard – Los Angeles Times

The Canadian company’s Q10 smartphone, the second phone running the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, began rolling out to U.S. carriers this week. Featuring BlackBerry’s much-loved Qwerty-keyboard, this is the smartphone for which many users were holding out. And struggling…

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Microsoft to add Outlook to Windows RT – PCWorld

Microsoft said early Wednesday morning that Outlook would be added to the Office suite bundled with Windows RT tablets, including the Microsoft Surface, which will also see some new function-key enhancements. In a blog post, Microsoft said that its chief…

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