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Google’s Chromecast Won’t Support Your Crippling Porn Addiction

He's pretty cute though. (Google)

Sorry Chromecast users, but you can’t stream live footage from the Playboy Mansion to your living room just yet.

Yesterday, Google released the Google Cast SDK (short for software development kit), which lets developers make their apps compatible with Google Chromecast. (Until now, Chromecast users could only enjoy a select few apps, including Netflix, Pandora, and YouTube.) Read More

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Booting Up: Facebook Is Turning 10 So Get Excited To Hear About That All Day

HYFR $$$. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook is turning 10 years old today in case you didn’t know. Here’s an interview with Zuck. [Today]

Google has been ordered to move its mysterious barge currently creeping in the San Francisco waters because of lack of permits. [Recode]

When the government asked for user data, Tumblr gave it out 76 percent of the time according to a so-called Transparency Report. [CNet]

Now any website or developer can make their website compatible with Google’s Chromecast. [ReadWrite]

Please stop retweeting this fraudulent Esurance account on Twitter because it’s not going to help you win millions the company is giving out. [BI]

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Booting Up: FCC Might Allow In-Flight Calls Because the FCC Hates You

Soon? (Photo: SarahPAC/Flickr)

Gilt might file for an IPO in early 2014…or could delay it until early 2015. Guessing is fun! [AllThingsD]

This might be the nine worst words in the English language: “FCC to consider allowing cell phone calls on flights.” [CNN]

Spotify has secured $250 million in fresh funding, which values the company slightly north of $4 billion. [MarketWatch]

NBCUniversal is reportedly taking a “minority stake” in Kara Swisher’s new tech site. [New York Times]

Let’s high five a million angels because HBO Go now works with Chromecast. [USA Today]

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Booting Up: Three Executives Have Fled Zynga Within the Last Month

New, new Spotify? (Photo: Gizmodo)

Zynga has seen three of its top execs depart the struggling gaming company within the past month. [Bloomberg]

There’s nothing weird about Bob Mansfield’s name from being scrubbed on Apple’s exec page. Rumor has it that he was so successful that he can do whatever he wants at the company. [Daring Fireball]

Instagram is so nonplussed about Windows Phone users sharing pictures through a third-party knock-off app called Instance that they’re supposedly deleting them as soon as they appear. [TNW]

Spotify’s music discovery feature is going to suck less if this leaked video is to believed. Even better, the new releases section might return too. [Gizmodo]

Vimeo, Redbox Instant and even HBOGo might soon appear on your Google Chromecast making for one very useful dongle. [GigaOM]

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Booting Up: Show Your Quiet Nod of Approval By Faving This Post

Corporate cars. (Screenshot via Uber)

Google’s streaming media stick Chromecast hasn’t been out for a day and it’s already being lauded as a “miracle device.” [Wired]

If Uber secures a new round of funding, it could be valued at $3.5 billion…with a b. [AllThingsD]

Twitter users faved tweets 1.6 billion times last May, which is four times more than last year. It’s quickly becoming a trend for those who want to show approval without engaging. [Wall Street Journal]

It appears Tinder’s security flaw that exposed users’ physical locations didn’t last for just hours, it lasted for weeks. [Quartz]

Apple is slowly bringing its developer site back online in three phases after recovering from last week’s privacy breach. [CNET]