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Piqora, a marketing platform and analytics provider for visual social networks, raises $7.7 million in Series A funding - @TechCrunch

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NSA surveillance programs leaked

Global conference in Brazil to focus on future of Internet in wake of NSA spying revelations - @NBCNews

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Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., at Chicago Institute of Politics: I am for an NSA, I am for a CIA; I just think all intelligence need to be restrained by law - @AndrewNBCNews

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Apple vs. Samsung patent battle

Google lawyer testifies company agreed to pick up at least some of Samsung's legal defense in Apple case - @inafried

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Apple vs. Samsung patent battle

Apple rests its response to Samsung's counterclaim in patent trial in San Jose; Apple begins rebuttal case - @inafried

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AT&T

AT&T stock falls after earnings report despite beating expectations, adding more than 1 million wireless subscribers - @TheStreet

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Apple

Apple denies rumors of plan to allow China Mobile customers to pay for apps on phone bills - @SAI

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gadgets

Nielsen study: More than half of Americans over the age of 55 now own a smartphone - @Recode

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Time Warner Cable

Fan TV streaming set-top box announces partnership with Time Warner Cable; plans to ship in 2nd quarter for $99 - @CNET

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WhatsApp

Mobile messaging app WhatsApp announces it passed 500 million active users; says more than 700 million photos, 100 million videos shared daily - @TheNextWeb

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Sina Weibo

Chinese social network Weibo continues gains on 3rd day as publicly-traded company; adds 4.2% - @TheStreet

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YouTube

YouTube head of product Shishir Mehrotra to depart company but maintain advisory role, spokesperson says - @Recode

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TV broadcasters’ dispute with Aereo

Several of the Supreme Court justices who heard arguments in the broadcast networks case against the online TV site Aereo expressed concern that any decision they pass down would also affect cloud computing - @TheWrap

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tech

Website-building startup Weebly valued at $455 million in new round of funding from investors, chief executive says - @WSJ

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tech

Real estate marketing platform Placester raises $5.5 million in Series A funding - @TechCrunch

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Shazam

Former NBCUniversal executive Lauren Zalaznick joins board of Shazam Entertainment - @Variety

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AT&T

AT&T, The Chernin Group investing $500 million in new venture that will acquire, invest in, launch over-the-top video services - @Variety

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TV broadcasters’ dispute with Aereo

Photo: People line up outside the Supreme Court ahead of scheduled hearings today, including the Aereo broadcasting case - @peterlattman

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Apple

Apple patents technology that automatically shuts off distracting iPhone functions while users are driving - @appleinsider

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Eastern Europe

Report: Hacking for espionage purposes is sharply increasing, with groups or governments from Eastern Europe playing a growing role - @Reuters

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