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Kurt Wagner / Recode: Facebook plans to officially kill its video ad exchange LiveRail  —  The writing has been on the wall for some time.  —  Facebook plans to shutter LiveRail — the video ad exchange that it bought back in 2014 for a reported $400 million to $500 million — for good sometime in the very near future, according to sources.

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Vijith Assar / The Verge: Genius' web annotator tool exposed sites on genius.it to XSS attacks by ignoring CSP policy  —  Until early May, when The Verge confidentially disclosed the results of my independent security tests, the “web annotator” service provided by the tech startup Genius had been routinely undermining a web browser security mechanism.

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Steve Kovach / Tech Insider: Sources: Jawbone has stopped making UP fitness trackers, sold the remaining inventory to a reseller at a discount to raise cash  —  Jawbone has stopped making its UP fitness trackers and sold its remaining inventory to a third-party reseller, sources familiar with the matter told Tech Insider.

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Kyle Orland / Ars Technica: Sources: Xbox compatible VR game slated for 2017 launch by a well-known European studio  —  New info lends credence to reports of new, VR-compatible console from Microsoft.  —  Ars can confirm that at least one major developer is currently planning to release a new virtual reality game …

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Leena Rao / Fortune: Sources: Jawbone is trying to sell its wireless speaker business, will focus on health and wearables  —  Fitness tracker maker Jawbone has put its speaker business up for sale, according to multiple sources.  —  The company has been pitching potential buyers for its Jambox wireless speaker business …

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The Intercept: Sen. Wyden: this year's annual intelligence authorization, just passed in Senate committee and not yet public, allows FBI warrantless access to email records  —  A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senate's annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability …

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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard: Hacker behind LinkedIn's 117M e-mail database claims to have 360M Myspace user emails with passwords  —  There's an oft-repeated adage in the world of cybersecurity: There are two types of companies, those that have been hacked, and those that don't yet know they have been hacked.

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica: Investigation of SWIFT breach expands to 12 more banks; Symantec corroborates BAE's report that hackers used code similar to North Korean Sony hack  —  Symantec becomes the second firm to link the hack to the Sony Pictures attack.  —  The investigation into the attempted $1 billion electronic heist …

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Nick Summers / Engadget: UK carrier Three to test 24 hour, opt-in, network level mobile ad blocking during the week of June 13  —  Three will soon trial network-level ad blocking in the UK.  Such a move was telegraphed back in February, when the carrier inked a deal with Shine, a company that specialises in the practice.

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Abner Li / 9to5Google: Google app on iOS gets faster load times, AMP articles in search, keyboard shortcuts, more  —  Faster load and search times are the highlight feature of an update to the Google app on iOS.  Like on the mobile web and Android, AMP articles will now show up in search results.

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Evan Blass / VentureBeat: ZTE launches 5.5-inch Google Daydream-ready Axon 7 for $450 alongside its first VR headset  —  ZTE has launched its second Axon-branded flagship, the Axon 7, alongside a compatible virtual reality headset, known as ZTE VR.  The 5.5-inch, Android 6. Marshmallow-powered handset aims to deliver top …

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Big Win For Fair Use: Jury Says Google's Use Of Java API's Was Fair Use... On To The Appeal  —  This is somewhat surprising, but good: after a few days of deliberation, the jury in the redo of the Oracle v. Google case concerning Google's use of Java's APIs in Android has resulted …

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too  —  Facebook's advertising network is already a colossal business — it helped the social network bring in over $5 billion in revenue in its most recent quarter alone — but it is about to take a step towards become …

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Barb Darrow / Fortune: Intel buys computer vision company Itseez, co-founded by two former Intel researchers, in IoT and autonomous car push  —  Chip maker Intel, in its bid to expand from its core PC and server business to all manner of devices, is buying Itseez, a machine vision specialist co-founded by two former Intel techies.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Twitter's audio cards will now support Spotify, offer 30-second clips in timelines and Moments  —  Whistle while you tweet with the new partnership between Twitter and Spotify.  Now you can listen to 30-second previews of songs in your timeline and Moments thanks to Twitter's audio cards that now support Spotify.

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Alexei Oreskovic / Business Insider: Report: Snapchat's share price did not increase from last year in latest fundraising round  —  The price of Snapchat's shares were flat compared to last year in a recent fundraising round, according to a report in The Information.  —  Snapchat raised $1.81 billion in funding, the company disclosed in a filing on Thursday.

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Nick Denton / Gawker: Nick Denton challenges Peter Thiel to a public debate in open letter, says decade-long campaign by Thiel is out of proportion, asks about ultimate intent  —  Nearly a decade ago, after you had opened up to friends and colleagues, a gay writer for Gawker shared an item with the readers of Valleywag …

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Cade Metz / Wired: Facebook and Microsoft partner to lay highest capacity transatlantic internet cable yet, connecting Virginia and Spain with a bandwidth of 160Tbps  —  Facebook and Microsoft are laying a massive Internet cable across the middle of the Atlantic.  —  Dubbed MAREA—Spanish for “tide” …

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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica: Jury in Oracle suit finds Google's use of Java APIs in Android was fair use  —  Oracle has spent many millions trying to get a chunk of Android, to no avail.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Following a two-week trial, a jury has found that Google's Android operating system does not infringe Oracle-owned copyrights …

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Kurt Wagner / Recode: Twitter execs Jana Messerschmidt, head of business development, and Nathan Hubbard, head of media and commerce, are planning to leave the company  —  Jana Messerschmidt (business development) and Nathan Hubbard (media) are exiting.  —  Two top Twitter executives — Jana Messerschmidt …

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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal: Intel Capital restructures its investment team, opts not to sell part of portfolio that could have been worth $1B  —  The venture capital arm of Intel Corp. says it isn't planning any major changes to its portfolio  —  Intel Capital is restructuring its investment team …

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Kara Swisher / Recode: As Facebook courts publishers, the company and some of its directors decline to comment on board member Peter Thiel's funding of lawsuit against Gawker  —  And there will also likely be no action, either.  —  Here's a very good question swirling around Silicon Valley and the media universe today …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Twitch launches Clips so gamers can quickly share short videos of their favorite moments  —  Live streaming platform and gamer community Twitch is today launching a new feature that it hopes will help spread its content further afield.  The company has now debuted Clips …

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Twilio publicly files for IPO, seeks listing on NYSE under ticker symbol TWLO; filing reveals $166.92M in revenue and $35.5M net loss in 2015  —  Twilio has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to go public.  The telecommunications platform seeks to raise …

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TechCrunch: Filing: Snapchat raised $1.8B in Series F round; leaked deck reveals $59M revenue in 2015, 110M DAUs in December  —  May 26, 2016, 2:59 amMay 26, 2016, 8:36 am  —  Earlier this week, we reported that the messaging app startup Snapchat was raising more money.  Now we have more updates for you.

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