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Kantar Worldpanel: Android US market share up 2.8 points to 64.9% from March to May thanks to Galaxy S6; LG nearly doubled its share of the US smartphone market YoY  —  Samsung GS6 US Sales Bode Well For Android June Quarter  —  The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ending …

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Roman Loyola / Macworld: GarageBand for iOS now lets artists publish directly to Apple Music Connect; Mac version gets Force Touch support  —  GarageBand update lets artists publish directly to Apple Music Connect  —  GarageBand 10.1 also features updates for EDM and hip-hop artists, Force Touch support, and more.

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Trevor Hughes / USA Today: FBI investigating 11 physical attacks on internet fiber optic cables in San Francisco-area dating back a year, including one Tuesday on Level 3 and Zayo  —  FBI investigating 11 attacks on San Francisco-area Internet lines  —  The FBI is investigating at least 11 physical attacks …

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Gmail Blog: Gmail gets hundreds of new theme images, tweaks to theme editing tools, and more emoji  —  Express yourself in email: hundreds more themes, plus emoji  —  Your inbox is home to some of your most meaningful and entertaining messages—from that acceptance letter, to those throwback photos …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Mark Zuckerberg discusses virtual and augmented reality, how Facebook will use AI to understand what people share, more  —  Zuck Details How Artificial Intelligence Will Show You The Perfect Facebook Posts  —  What's Facebook working on in its three AI labs?

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Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Departing CEO Dick Costolo says going public accelerated short-term thinking at Twitter  —  Next Twitter boss faces complex challenges, says departing Dick Costolo  —  In interview before his last day in job, CEO says going public accelerated short-term-thinking, and regulation would pose threat to free speech

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 With Apple Music Support  —  Apple today released iTunes 12.2 for OS X Yosemite users, introducing desktop support for the new Apple Music service.  Launched today as part of iOS 8.4, Apple Music lets iTunes users to listen to on-demand music, create playlists …

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Tim Hornyak / PCWorld: Companies update software for leap second after the last occurrence in 2012 led to some service outages  —  Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for ‘leap second’  —  Just before the stroke of midnight Tuesday Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), computerized clocks around the world …

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Leaked photos show external design of iPhone 6S will look nearly identical to iPhone 6  —  Revealed: iPhone 6S will look nearly identical outside, but expect numerous changes inside [Gallery]  —  For fall 2015, Apple is preparing an “S” iPhone upgrade that superficially preserves …

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Ben Woods / The Next Web: PushBullet overhauled on mobile and desktop with new messaging-focused features  —  PushBullet, an app that lets you move files easily between different devices or send them to friends, has rolled out a full overhaul of its mobile, desktop and browser-based apps.

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Charlie Savage / New York Times: FISA Court rules that 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong, NSA can temporarily resume bulk data collection for the next five months  —  Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection  —  WASHINGTON — The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday …

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Natt Garun / The Next Web: Facebook Messenger payments are now available to everyone in the US  —  With the help of former PayPal president David Marcus, Facebook first rolled out its payment platform on Messenger last month for users in New York City.  Today, the feature is now available to all users in the US.

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Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed: Trucker Path raises $20M Series A to connect independent big rig drivers with shipping brokers  —  This App Keeps Truckers Rolling In An On-Demand World  —  Trucker Path started as a crowdsourced information hub for truckers, but it's about to become a marketplace with the potential to shake up how commercial shippers get paid.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Apple's Beats 1 Radio includes short ads and bleeps out objectionable words or whole lines  —  Surprises From The First Few Hours Of Beats 1 Radio  — There Are Ads - Apple never mentioned this and you'd be surprised considering how rich it is, but occasionally little promotional messages like …

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: SoundHound iOS app adds Apple Music integration for listening, Beats 1 promotion  —  SoundHound, a popular sound recognition app for detecting and searching for songs and other audio clips, today gets an update that brings integration with the just launched Apple Music streaming service.

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Serdar Yegulalp / InfoWorld: Amazon's new open-source encryption library, s2n, implements TLS, aims to be small, light, and auditable  —  Amazon's s2n encryption library aims to be small, light, and auditable  —  New open source encryption library is meant to be easy to implement as well as easy to audit for security issues

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Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal: Xiaomi's $160 Redmi 2 smartphone, launching in Brazil, will be company's first sold outside Asia and first manufactured outside China  —  Xiaomi Smartphone Launch in Brazil Is First Outside Asia  —  Xiaomi's Redmi 2 smartphone will be the company's first sold outside Asia and first manufactured outside China

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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat: Intel Capital invests in $39M round for certificate and key management startup Venafi  —  Venafi has raised a huge $39 million round of funding from Intel Capital, QuestMark Partners, and Silver Lake Waterman.  —  The encryption key and security certificate manager says it's using the money …

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Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google: YouTube introducing new channel cards, improved notifications, creator forum, more  —  Amongst those who regularly publish content to YouTube, the video site is known for picking favorites and being a black box in terms of the communication it holds with the community when it comes to anyone other than the site's biggest stars.

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Michael Yamartino / Pinterest Blog: Pinterest rolls out Buyable Pins today along with “Shop our picks” category in the US for iPhones and iPads  —  Buyable Pins start rolling out today!  —  Video of Introducing buyable Pins!  —  Earlier this month, we announced buyable Pins—the simple, secure way to buy your favorite products on Pinterest.

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TechCrunch: Uber's API Affiliate Program Pays Devs $5 For Each User They Refer  —  Uber wants its “Request A Ride” button in any many apps as possible, and it's willing to pay to get there.  Now developers will get $5 for every U.S.-based user they sign up for Uber through API integrations in their own apps.

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Ryan Mac / Forbes: Square Adds Payroll To Its Ever-Expanding Offerings For Small Businesses  —  Square is quickly becoming the one-stop shop for small merchants.  —  In the last year, the San Francisco-based financial services company has launched a scheduling and booking system, marketing tools and Square Capital, a small business cash advance program.

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Tricia Duryee / GeekWire: Amazon launches an all-new online store to sell physical goods in Mexico  —  Amazon heads south of the border, launches an all-new online store in Mexico … Amazon has finally launched retail operations in Mexico, allowing consumers to buy millions of items ranging from consumer electronics to video games and software.

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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal: Head of HP's Enterprise Group and former COO, Bill Veghte, leaves company  —  H-P's Enterprise Chief Is Moving On  —  As Hewlett-Packard inches toward its November break-up, one of the people leading the charge is on his way out.  —  Bill Veghte, the head of H-P's business-centric Enterprise Group …

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Tim Kenneally / The Wrap: Vivendi purchases 80% stake in Dailymotion for $242M  —  Vivendi Buys Dailymotion for $242 Million  —  Acquisition will give media group access to “particularly attractive music and audiovisual content,” company says  —  Media and content group Vivendi has purchased an 80 percent stake …

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