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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Today’s Scuttlebot: Pandora vs. Musicians, and Prism Against the Secret Web

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. More Scuttlebot can be found here.

Recapping Snowden’s Revelations
Forbes.com Technology |  A nice, quick rundown of what Snowden has revealed so far. â€" Nicole Perlroth

Instagram’s Video Will Make You Feel Like Scorsese
Fastcodesign.com |  Instagram’s new video feature is perfect for preserving the fantasy of the application, argues one tech writer.  â€" Jenna Wortham

Why Facebook and AOL Think You Need a News Reader
Minyanville.com |  When the end of Google Reader was announced, millions were upset, but a billion said, in effect, “Huh? What’s a news reader?” â€" Howell Murray

Why Everyone but Google Wants to Build a Reader
GigaOm |  Everyone else is building RSS readers to replace the GoogleReader. Did Google miss the concept of engagement?  â€" Damon Darlin

U.S. Surveillance Is Not Aimed at Terrorists
Bloomberg |  Prism “may only be good for g! athering information on the stupidest, lowest-ranking of terrorists.”  â€" Nicole Perlroth

High School Students May Help Build the Next Snapchat
Theverge.com |  A new service called Squawk Messenger takes ephemeral to the next level.  â€" Jenna Wortham

Sony Announces New ‘Smart’ Watch
Digital Daily |  Sony is taking a stab at building the next generation of “smart” watch, this time with near-field communications.  â€" Ashwin Seshagiri

Pandora’s Internet Radio Royalty Ripoffbr/>USA Today |  Pink Floyd takes on Pandora in the fight over Internet radio royalties.  â€" Claire Cain Miller

Hands-On Video: Apple’s iOS 7 for iPad
9to5mac.com |  An early look at Apple’s revamped mobile operating system, iOS 7, running on an iPad. â€" Brian X. Chen