Top News for June 11, 2014

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Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for June 11, 2014:

  1. Two popular cloud services were hit with aggressive denial of service attacks in the past 24 hours. Evernote and Feedly were overwhelmed with malicious traffic, and users were directly affected. Read more at feedly.com.

  2. Yesterday Reuters reported that Amazon will launch a marketplace for local services to connect you with babysitters, handymen, birthday clowns and more. The service will likely start as a pilot later this year within a single market — most likely Seattle or San Francisco. Read more at reuters.com.

  3. Two companies in India are planning to introduce smartphones as cheap as $25 -- unlocked! Read more at blog.mozilla.org.

  4. The popular predictive-typing keyboard app SwiftKey will now be available for free on Android. It previously cost $3.99, but it will now ditch the download fee in favor of charging for in-app features. Read more at wsj.com.

  5. The updated version of the classic first-person shooter DOOM won't hit till the end of the year at the earliest. But id Software showed a teaser trailer at E3. The new version of DOOM will be made available for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Read more at doom.com.

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for June 11, 2014.