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The Daily Read – is it 6 yet edition – 6/27/14

It’s Friday and almost time to call it week! Today’s Daily Read features the debut of the Charmin Bear at NY Times, Detroit rock city, and some box.

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KnowTechie Daily Read

It’s Friday people and we’re almost at closing time. Have some time to kill? Check out some these reads today, some really good stuff today. Alrighty, here we go! 

What Happened to the Facebook Phone? Not Very Much, It Seems.


“Facebook has long wanted to be a major part of how you use your smartphone. Now, it looks as if the company has all but abandoned one of its major strategies to do so.”

by @MikeIsaac

Here Are the 43,634 Properties in Detroit That Were on the Brink of Foreclosure This Year


Really amazing interactive of the 43,634 properties in Detroit that were on the brink of foreclosure this year.

by @nytimes

Alien Abductees Over the Moon To Find a Close-Encounter Group


A must-read ahed in today’s WSJ on a network of Brits who believe they’ve had alien contact

by @DJMatthewDalton

I know what a blog is


“A blog is the unedited voice of a person. The lack of editing is central, because it’s one person who’s responsible for every word. When you click the Publish button you should feel butterflies, at least sometimes, because there’s no one to pass the buck to.”

by @davewiner

Why Dropbox Is Safe But Your DVR Might Not Be


“The Aereo holding itself was questionable, but the broader opinion opened the door to some even bigger questions about the legality of DVRs. Could the spate of copyright lawsuits cease if networks and startups agreed on a new type of currency in data?”

by @derrickharris

4 things Google conspicuously left out of the I/O keynote


“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”

by @MikeWehner

The 10 Most Passive-Aggressive Things You’re Doing on Social Media


“Being a source of negative energy on social media is more than just starting arguments, posting unappealing content and being a generally unpleasant person.”

by @SylvanLane

Google Brings the “Epic Shit”: 3-D Scanning, Modular Phones and Digital Storytelling


“Google saved the best for last. Coming soon from the search giant: a 3-D scanning tablet, a modular phone platform, and digitally rendered interactive story created from hand-drawn animations.”

by @LizGannes

Alright, scram! It’s Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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