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Emily Price / Fast Company: Former Microsoft execs launch Nextio, a professional networking site that lets you charge for responses to unsolicited messages  —  This new job site lets you name the price strangers will have to pay to get your attention.  —  There was a period of time when I received roughly 1,000 emails per day.

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Kara Swisher / Recode: Susan Fowler, the Stripe engineer who exposed harassment at Uber, is named editor-in-chief of Increment, Stripe's new quarterly magazine for software engineers  —  The techie who became famous for her blog about the sorry state of Uber will run Increment.  —  Susan Fowler …

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Google is testing a tool for managing job the application process, Google Hire, with outside companies  —  Google has finally begun to provide hints about the app that's been under development by Bebop, the startup created by VMware cofounder Diane Greene that Google acquired in 2015.

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Workflow automation app has no ‘further updates planned’ following Apple acquisition  —  Via iGeneration, it seems that the Workflow app is in maintenance mode and unlikely to gain any new features in the foreseeable future.  According to an email reply a user received from Workflow support …

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James Vincent / The Verge: Google has taught a neural network to sketch like humans, understand the concept of what it's drawing, and complete images started by someone else  —  Remember last year when Google released an AI-powered web tool that played Pictionary with your doodles?  Well, surprise!

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: T-Mobile wins 45% of the 600MHz spectrum available in the FCC auction and will pay $8B for the 1,525 wireless licenses  —  Dish, Comcast, and US Cellular also bought plenty of 600MHz spectrum.  —  T-Mobile USA was the biggest winner in an auction that shifted licenses in the 600MHz spectrum band …

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Jose Otero / IGN: Nintendo discontinues the NES Classic Edition, which launched to high demand in November 2016  —  After terrible supply issues, Nintendo's plug and play NES gets a shorter than expected run at retailers.  —  Nintendo will discontinue the Nintendo Entertainment System …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google adds “Style Ideas” feature in Image Search for mobile web and Android to show more fashion possibilities, using algorithms and authoritative sites  —  Google is not taking Pinterest's search ambitions lying down.  The company recently launched a “Similar Items” …

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Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: Uber now allow riders who want extra privacy to input an intersection instead of an address as a drop-off or pickup location  —  Uber changed its app Thursday to allow riders to enter an intersection instead of an address as a drop-off or pickup location.  That way, customers can give …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Sources: Hulu's live TV service will likely cost $39.99 per month, with cloud DVR add-on costing less than $20 per month  —  The pricing for Hulu's live TV service, a competitor with cable television - as well as a host of other streaming TV services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV NOW …

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Napier Lopez / The Next Web: Slack now lets you change your status to a custom message with an emoji  —  Sometimes you need to step away from Slack, whether to pick up a phone call, head to a meeting, or you just need a break.  Unfortunately, that will often lead to your coworkers frantically trying to find you …

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Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal: Snap to roll out “Snap to Store” tool, which lets brands measure if Snapchat geofilter ad campaigns drive users to specific locations  —  Newly public company rolls out ‘Snap to Store’ set of data and tools for advertisers  —  Snapchat once pledged not to be creepy with advertising.

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Nat Levy / GeekWire: Amazon opens up Alexa's 7-Mic voice processing technology to hardware makers for free on an invite-only basis  —  Amazon's digital assistant Alexa might show up in a lot of new devices soon.  —  That's because the online retail giant has decided to open up what amounts to Alexa's ears …

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Christina Farr / CNBC: Sources: Apple has hired a small team of biomedical engineers to develop non-invasive sensors to monitor blood sugar levels; efforts have been going on 5+ years  —  - Apple has a secret group of biomedical engineers developing sensors to monitor blood sugar levels, sources tell CNBC

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Instagram says Stories has 200M daily active users, passing 161M DAUs Snapchat reported in S1; update today brings selfie stickers, pinning stickers to videos  —  Instagram is seeing continued growth in the number of people using its Snapchat Stories-like feature.

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Microsoft to unveil Project Scorpio Xbox console at E3 on Sunday, June 11  —  Microsoft just sent out invites to members of the media for its big reveal of Xbox Project Scorpio, the upgraded console that will be the “first true 4K console for gamers” according to the company.

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Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios: Filing: General Motors is planning to add 1,163 staff to its Cruise self-driving car unit in San Francisco by 2021 tax year  —  General Motors is adding 1,163 employees to its self-driving car unit in San Francisco, according to a state filing flagged by Bloomberg's Dana Hull .

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Harrison Weber / VentureBeat: Yext starts trading at $14 per share, up 27% from IPO price  —  Yext, a 10-year-old enterprise tech business that manages “digital knowledge” — mmmkay! — started trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange at $14 per share, up by more than 27 percent from its IPO price of $11 per share.

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Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica: Microsoft unveils Steam-like refund system for Xbox One and Windows 10 games and apps with a 14-day return window  —  Refunds are already live for many users, come with 14-day window, Steam-like caveats.  —  Xbox One is officially the first video game console to support digital purchase refunds by default.

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Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors: Spotify Apple Watch companion app in the works as Spotify collaborates with third-party developer Snowy  —  Over the past few months, users on Reddit have been voicing excitement for a new app being developed and beta tested that would finally bring Spotify onto the Apple Watch.

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Vikas SN / The Economic Times: Google launches food delivery and home services app called Areo in India, currently operational in Bengaluru and Mumbai  —  Areo aggregates food dishes and home services across various local service providers, allowing users to order food or schedule appointments with a local beautician …

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Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch: Yelp Eat24 partners with robotics startup Marble for new autonomous robot food delivery in two San Francisco neighborhoods  —  Rules governing the use of food delivery robots remain to be seen across the US.  But major food businesses are investigating the possibilities already.

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Amir Efrati / The Information: Sources: secret Uber program “Hell” created fake Lyft rider accounts to track Lyft driver locations, and identified individual drivers using Lyft vulnerability  —  As the ride-sharing market was exploding in the U.S. between 2014 and the early part 2016, Uber had an advantage …

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Dan Primack / Axios: Yext prices IPO at $11 per share, above the initial offering range, raising $115.5M+ and valuing the company at about $940M ahead of a NYSE debut on Thursday  —  Yext is the latest tech company to price its IPO, raising over $115 million tonight by pricing 10.5 million shares at $11 a piece.

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Brian Fagioli / BetaNews: Mark Shuttleworth to take over as Canonical CEO in July as current CEO Jane Silber announces her departure and move to board of directors  —  Ubuntu is in a very weird and uncertain place right now.  If you have been following the Linux distribution lately, you would know that Canonical dropped …

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