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The Internet Is Not Impressed – Daily Linkfest (June 19)


Yesterday, Amazon finally unveiled its “mystery” project — the Amazon (AMZN) Fire Phone. The smartphone brings many of the Kindle’s features to the smartphone and adds a brand-new technology. The Fire Phone features new “dynamic perspective” sensors that react and adjust to the way you hold your phone … and presumably eat your battery in a matter of minutes. Jean-Baptiste over at Forbes has a list of four reasons the Fire Phone won’t last.

Barron’s (Michael Aneiro): The Fed seems to be similarly unenthused with U.S. economic growth, slashing forecasts for GDP growth.

Quartz (Heather Timmons): You could probably make a long list of the reasons that American Apparel (APP) CEO Dov Charney was fired. But it probably wouldn’t be as interesting as the list of things he had done without getting fired.

CNET (Luke Westaway): Everyone can stop panicking and start posting status updates again. Facebook (FB) is back up after a brief early morning outage.

Ars Technica (Joe Silver): Also in social network news, the FBI has compiled a list of Twitter (TWTR) acronyms, which many are calling a WOMBAT.

The Los Angeles Times (Melissa Healy): Sometimes, technology is good. New research might take the guesswork out of combat injury treatments by taking a census of the microbes in the soldier’s body.

The Verge (Chris Welch): And sometimes, technology is bad. Elon Musk is keeping an eye on artificial intelligence for fear of “scary outcomes.”

Mashable (Katie Nelson): What’d you do during your bachelor party? “Oh, nothing much, just a little bit of hiking and, oh, also discovering a prehistoric elephant fossil.”

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