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Legendary Blizzard designer Rob Pardo steps down

Blizzard has unquestionably earned a place in the Valhalla of game companies. Few companies in video games' history have had the impact that Blizzard has: Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo. World of Warcraft. Hearthstone.

And few people have had more of a formative influence on Blizzard that its chief creative officer, Rob Pardo. So it's not hyperbole to call Pardo's decision to leave Blizzard, announced today, a seismic event for the game industry.

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New comScore data shows Apple as number one smartphone maker in US

comScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for May 2014. The new info shows that the leading smartphone OEM in the US continues to be Apple, with 41.9 percent of subscribers in May, up from 41.2 percent in February,

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The Angry Birds pack their bags for a season in South HAMerica

Angry Birds is the still super-popular puzzle game from Rovio and the company doesn't appear to be halting the flow updates any time soon with this latest release for Angry Birds Seasons. The content patch adds a bunch of new levels in South HAMerica (a spin on "South America", if it's a slow morning), taking the player through 27 areas with new high altitude gameplay, relics, artefacts and pesky piggies.

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Endomondo brings fitness tracking to your Pebble adorned wrist

Endomondo has announced that it is now available for Pebble users so that they can take their workouts with them and monitor their fitness from their wrists. Endomondo is now available for iOS users in the Pebble appstore and will be coming to Android Pebble users later in the year.

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'App: The Human Story' puts spotlight on iOS developers

A Kickstarter campaign recently launched for a documentary titled simply App: The Human Story, which aims to illuminate the growth of app-consuming culture, specifically through the history of the iOS ecosystem. Here's a bit from the campaign page that lays out what it's all about.

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Facebook draws ire of UK regulators over secret news feed study

Facebook is being investigated by UK regulators over concerns that the social network may have infringed on data protection laws in the country. This is a follow-up to findings that the social network conducted experiments on some of its user base without prior permission.

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Microsoft wants you to beta test upcoming Office products and services

Ever wanted to test out new features before they launch? If so, today's your lucky day as Microsoft is currently looking for beta testers for the Office family of programs and services.

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Tweetbot for Mac updated for multi-image upload, more

Mac Twitter client Tweetbot has been updated to allow multiple images to be uploaded and shared at the same time. Along with the notable feature change, there are also other improvements and bug fixes as well. The app is now in version 1.6 and the latest update brings the OS X app more closely aligned in terms of features with the iOS version.

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Rdio's TastemakerX looks to compete with Google's Songza, Apple's Beats

On the heels of Google's acquisition of Songza to compete against Apple's $3 billion Beats Music deal, Rdio has announced that it is bringing TastemakerX under its umbrella. The deal will allow Rdio to offer better music discovery to its streaming audience.

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FTC claims T-Mobile charged customers millions for bogus SMS subscription fees [Updated]

Update: T-Mobile CEO John Legere has posted a public response to these claims, saying they are "unfounded and without merit." He goes on to talk about T-Mobile's proactive response to these issues as compared to the competition. You can find the full statement at the T-Mobile Newsroom

Original story: The Federal Trade Commission says that T-Mobile has placed "hundreds of millions" of dollars in bogus charges into customer bills. In a press release issued today, the government office alleges that T-Mobile included premium SMS fees that it knew were fraudulent because of the high cancel-rates from subscribers. This is a practice the FTC calls "cramming."

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