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It feels like startups are taking more and more steps to make the website creation process as easy as possible. It sure doesn't seem like many people have bought Lytro's crazy light-field camera (the one that lets you focus your photos after you take them) — but if you're one of those who did: go plug it in. Zynga cast a long shadow when its stock tanked by about 75 percent in the first year after going public. Microsoft has long resisted this move, but starting June 26 — the date the Windows 8.1 preview will ship — it will finally launch its own security bounty program. Videopixie has created a marketplace devoted entirely to connecting users who have video with those who can edit it. Google launched a new scorecard in AdSense today that allows site owners to see how their properties are performing relative to other AdSense publishers. Vdio, the video streaming service which launched into public beta this April as a complement to Rdio's subscription music service, is today becoming available to all. There's no room at the digital inn for more mobile messaging apps, but that's not stopping them crowding in. Intercom, a startup promising to help online businesses to communicate with their customers in a more personalized way, has raised a $6 million Series A. In ten days, Google's RSS feed-reading service Google Reader will shut down for good. In its wake, developers working on products in the RSS ecosystem have been stepping up to deliver apps, tools and other services to fill the void.