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Cade Metz / Wired: IBM launches free quantum computing cloud service for anyone to test  —  IBM Is Now Letting Anyone Play With Its Quantum Computer  —  Quantum computing is computing at its most esoteric.  It's an experimental, enormously complex, sometimes downright confusing technology that's typically …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: BBM video calling now available for iOS and Android in US and Canada, will be rolled out globally in July  —  BlackBerry brings video calls to BBM on Android and iOS; North America only for now  —  Ailing mobile giant BlackBerry has announced that it's pushing the video-call feature …

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Josh Beckerman / Wall Street Journal: Etsy Q1 beats estimates with $81.8M revenue, shares up over 12% in after-hours trading  —  Etsy Posts First Quarterly Profit Since Going Public  —  Growth in users and revenue remain strong  —  Etsy Inc. reported a quarterly profit for the first time since its April 2015 initial public offering …

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Kate Conger / TechCrunch: Twilio partners with Virgil Security to help developers quickly integrate strong encryption into their messaging services  —  Adding end-to-end encrypted messaging to your app just got a lot easier  —  Setting up encrypted communication by yourself is hard.

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Satellite TV company Dish gets into the phone repair business, will now make on-site visits to swap your broken iPhone screen or battery  —  Dish, the satellite TV company, will now come repair your broken iPhone  —  Dish is getting into smartphone repairs.

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Aaron Pressman / Fortune: Apple hires Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google's X lab and former head of technology at Nest, to work on health projects  —  Apple Nabs Nest's Former Head of Technology  —  Apple has hired famed robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google's X lab and former head …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Uber Offers, which gives users offers at select merchants via in-app interstitials, tried at national level for the first time with ProFlowers for Mother's Day  —  Uber Offers get merchants to pay for your ride  —  Uber wants to be your car, and the billboard.

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Steve Ragan / CSO: Vulnerabilities found in image processing library ImageMagick place countless web servers at risk; active exploitation confirmed  —  ImageMagick vulnerabilities place countless websites at risk, active exploitation confirmed  —  Metasploit modules will be released on Wednesday

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: After failing to close its Series C last year and laying off staff, Jolla now closes a $12M Series C for its Sailfish mobile OS licensing business  —  Jolla closes $12M Series C for its Sailfish mobile OS licensing business  —  Alternative mobile OS maker, Jolla, whose Sailfish licensing business aims …

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Pinterest confirms ‘acqhire’ of mobile advertising startup URX  —  Pinterest has hired about 15 people from now-defunct mobile advertising startup URX, including its co-founder and CEO, the company announced today.  The move confirms Re/code's report from last month that Pinterest was in talks …

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Gizmodo: Former contractors who curated Facebook's “trending” news section describe preferred media outlets, “Twitter” censorship, layoffs, more  —  Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists?  Here's What Happened When It Hired Some.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: In iOS app redesign, Spotify ditches the unintuitive “hamburger” menu for more conventional navigation bar buttons; Android redesign is slated for July  —  Spotify ditches the controversial ‘hamburger’ menu in iOS app redesign  —  Spotify is one of the more popular music streaming apps …

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Adobe is buying Livefyre so brands can have more free content  —  Adobe has acquired marketing startup Livefyre for an undisclosed sum, the two companies announced on Tuesday.  —  The reason for the deal is the same reason a lot of stuff happens on the Internet: Content.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Instagram's new Video Carousels ad format lets users swipe between three to five different video slides in a single ad  —  Instagram crams more ads in less space with Video Carousels  —  What's more lucrative than a video ad?  Multiple videos in a single ad.

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Natalia Scalzaretto / Reuters: Brazil judge overturns 72-hour suspension of WhatsApp  —  SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge on Tuesday overturned a suspension of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging application that affected some 100 million users, after many people voiced frustration at the second such freeze in five months in the South American country.

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David Meyer / Fortune: Android app pirates who distributed 4M apps worth over $17M, from piracy store Applanet, plead guilty  —  Android App Pirates Plead Guilty In Groundbreaking Prosecution  —  Two proprietors of a piracy-based Android app store called Applanet have pleaded guilty to copyright-infringement charges …

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Brian Heater / TechCrunch: Formlabs acquires Pinshape, an online 3D printing community/marketplace  —  By the time the Form 1 began shipping to Kickstarter backers, the market was already flooded with countless 3D printers built around the same basic plastic extruding technology.  —  But Formlabs offered something different.

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Daniel Rubino / Windows Central: Microsoft HoloLens has a 1.04 GHz quad-core Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, 16,500 mWh battery, 32-bit version of Windows 10  —  Microsoft HoloLens - Here are the full processor, storage and RAM specs  —  When it comes to Microsoft's HoloLens, there is a lot of magic, creativity …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Microsoft acquires Italian IoT platform Solair to integrate into its Azure IoT Suite  —  Microsoft acquires Italian IoT platform Solair  —  Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Solair, an Italy-based IoT service that was founded in 2011 (and not the U.S.-based company that makes retractable awnings).

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Mike Isaac / New York Times: Ellen Pao and other prominent Silicon Valley women launch new nonprofit Project Include to help collect and share data on diversity in tech companies  —  Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Ellen Pao spent the last few years spotlighting …

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central: Microsoft now taking developer submissions for upcoming Bot Directory  —  During Build 2016, Microsoft announced its intent to build a repository for third-party chat bots made using its open source Bot Framework, and now the tech giant is accepting submissions from developers ahead of its launch.

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Shopify announces partnership with Postmates, giving more than 21K small businesses a same-day delivery option  —  More than 21,000 small businesses can add same-day delivery through Postmates  —  For delivery startup Postmates to be effective long-term, its courier network needs to be busy all day, not just during peak meal times.

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Ricardo Castro / The Twitter Blog: Twitter's new Connect tab on iOS and Android suggests accounts to follow based on tweets you like, popular local accounts, and more  —  A better way to connect with people  —  Twitter connects you with the people you're interested in —whether that's someone across the world who shares …

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Giphy launches a keyboard for iOS called Giphy Keys  —  With all of Giphy's integrations with chat platforms, it was only a matter of time before the betaworks-backed GIF platform launched its own keyboard.  —  World, welcome Giphy Keys into the mix.  —  The Giphy Keys third-party keyboard launches …

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Michael Mimoso / Threatpost: Google rebrands monthly OTA patch release for Nexus devices as Android Security Bulletin, fixes two critical Mediaserver flaws  —  Google Patches More Trouble in Mediaserver  —  Google has re-branded its monthly patch release, bringing a new name and new scope to the newly renamed Android Security Bulletin.

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