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Raymond Wong / Mashable: 360fly is building affordable 360-degree cameras for VR, first-gen model will be available in August for $400  —  360Fly could do for VR what GoPro did for action cameras  —  “GoPro's done a good job,” 360fly's CEO Peter Adderton told Mashable.  “They own the [action camera] space.

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Sascha Segan / PC Magazine: Mobile data speed tests in 30 cities across US show Verizon Wireless has best speed and coverage  —  Fastest Mobile Networks 2015  —  We hit 30 U.S. cities to test mobile data speeds on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, and found the most competitive wireless landscape in six years.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Samsung is actively disabling Windows Update on at least some computers  —  Samsung is actively disabling Windows Update on at least some of the computers it sells.  Microsoft MVP Patrick Barker made the discovery and documented the details on his blog after trying to help a user troubleshoot issues with his Samsung machine.

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Box to offer integration with IBM content management and security tools as part of a wide-ranging cloud partnership  —  Box And IBM Ink Wide-Ranging Cloud Partnership  —  IBM is going Levie.  —  This evening, Box and IBM announced a partnership that will see their technologies integrated, and their cloud products commingled.

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Andy Greenberg / Wired: Researchers develop palm-sized device, built for less than $300, that can steal laptop crypto keys using radio waves leaked by its processor  —  This Radio Bug Can Steal Laptop Crypto Keys, Fits Inside a Pita  —  The list of paranoia-inducing threats to your computer's security grows daily …

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Vlad Dudau / Neowin: Lenovo unveils the Ideacenter Stick 300: a $130 PC on a stick running Windows  —  Lenovo is introducing a brand new PC-on-a-stick device, called the Ideacenter Stick 300.  The new device is designed to be taken anywhere and can transform almost any display into a Windows computer.

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Nicole Hong / Wall Street Journal: Blackshades co-creator Alex Yucel sentenced to 57 months in prison for selling RAT software  —  Blackshades Leader Sentenced to Prison  —  Alex Yucel had pleaded guilty to computer-hacking charges  —  The leader of the Blackshades operation, which sold computer-hacking software to thousands …

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Sense360 launches SDK enabling developers to capture and combine sensor data from smartphones  —  Sense360 Launches Out Of Stealth To Make Your Apps Smarter  —  Sense360, the company that received $2.75 million in seed without ever telling us publicly what it is that they do, has just come out of stealth with the launch of their SDK.

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Brian Fung / Washington Post: Time Warner Cable target of first net neutrality complaint as Commercial Network Services claims it charges unjust streaming video rates  —  Here's the first official net neutrality complaint to the FCC  —  Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post  —  Remember last week …

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William Alden / BuzzFeed: Sources: Palantir raising up to $500M at $20B valuation  —  Palantir Valued At $20 Billion In New Funding Round  —  The secretive data-processing company is raising up to $500 million in a previously undisclosed round of funding.  The round makes it the third most valuable startup in the United States.

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Rebecca Greenfield / Bloomberg Business: Google's Sidewalk Labs leads investors in acquisition of two firms behind LinkNYC initiative to bring Wi-Fi hubs to cities around the world  —  Google Startup Aims to Bring Fast, Free Wi-Fi to Cities  —  It's buying two of the companies that are blanketing New York City with superfast Internet

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Michael Bolin / Facebook Code: Facebook open-sources Nuclide, an IDE built on Atom, Github's text editor  —  Building Nuclide, a unified developer experience  —  At this year's F8, Facebook's developer conference, our infrastructure team talked about Nuclide, a project designed to provide a unified developer experience …

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Akin Oyedele / Business Insider: Netflix board approves 7-for-1 stock split for those who own stock as of July 2  —  Netflix is splitting its stock 7 ways  —  Netflix is splitting its stock seven ways.  —  The company announced this in a statement Tuesday, saying the stock dividend will be payable on July 14 to those who own stocks as at July 2.

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Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed: Amazon to double the commission it charges task requesters per gig on Mechanical Turk from 10% to 20% and charge an additional 20% on larger batch jobs  —  Changes To Amazon's Mechanical Turk Platform Could Cost Workers  —  Amazon will take start taking a bigger cut of payouts on Mechanical Turk …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Google finally makes ‘Undo Send’ an official feature of Gmail on the Web  —  Got email marketing?  We've got best practices from LivingSocial and estate sale guru Everything But The House in our next Insight webinar.  —  In what could be described as one of the longest “experimental” …

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Reuters: In a first, the US SEC asks at least eight public companies about data breaches as it probes an insider trading case  —  Exclusive: SEC hunts hackers who stole corporate emails to trade stocks  —  U.S. securities regulators are investigating a group of hackers suspected of breaking …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: ‘Spotify For Business’ Creator Soundtrack Your Brand Gets $11M From Telia, Spotify And More  —  While Spotify has been building up its own war chest in preparation for the battle with Apple and others to win more music streaming consumers, it's also funding a smaller company that's focused …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: iOS 9 can now automatically delete and reinstall apps on devices with insufficient space to update OS  —  iOS 9 Includes New Auto App Delete/Reinstall Feature for OS Updates on Devices With Insufficient Space  —  Developers who are installing the second beta of iOS 9 have discovered …

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: Hulu will sell Showtime online for $9, $2 less than Apple, Roku, and Sony, and is paying for the discount out of pocket  —  Hulu Will Sell Showtime on the Web, Too — At a 20 Percent Discount  —  If you want a digital subscription to Showtime, you can buy one from Apple, Sony or Roku for $11 a month starting in July.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Dropbox for Android gets Material Design, ability to take photos in folders, easier searching and sharing  —  Dropbox today released a major new version of its Android app.  You can download the new Dropbox 3.0 from Google Play (if you don't see it yet, don't worry: the company says it's rolling out “over the next few days").

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Bloomberg Business: Google X working on wearable that can measure pulse, heart rhythm, skin temperature, more; device meant to be prescribed to patients or used for clinical trials  —  Google Reveals Health-Tracking Wristband  —  The device can measure pulse, heartbeat rhythm and skin temperature, and also information like light exposure, noise levels.

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Jessi Hempel / Wired: Instagram upgrades search, revamps Explore page with trending hashtags and places in the US  —  Instagram's Overhauled Search: Real-Time Instead of Real Bad  —  Today Instagram revealed a new approach to search and discovery that may finally enable the photo-sharing app to spotlight news …

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Ian Austen / New York Times: BlackBerry Q1: misses expectations with an adjusted loss of $28M on $658M revenue, 1.1M devices sold  —  With Phones Lagging, BlackBerry Reports $28 Million Loss  —  OTTAWA — BlackBerry's introduction of two phones aimed at its traditional base of corporate users failed to reverse …

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Google launches free, ad-supported music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut, available in the US today for Android and on the web, coming soon to iOS  —  Google launches free music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut  —  As Apple Music nears its June 30th launch, Google is getting …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Credit Karma Has Raised $175M On A Valuation Of $3.5B, As It Looks To An IPO In The Next 1-2 Years  —  The rush of funding for fintech startups continues.  TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Credit Karma — a platform that provides credit scores to users but also serves as a portal …

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