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June 9, 2014, 1:40 PM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Lack of Apple Maps updates at WWDC said to be caused by departures and internal politics  —  Apple's Maps Are Still Lost  —  Apple, during WWDC last week, delivered some significant updates across various parts of its business.  It released, among other things, some 4,000 new APIs …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google search results may indicate ‘right to be forgotten’ censorship  —  Search engine considering alert at bottom of results pages to show links have been removed after landmark EU privacy ruling  —  Google is planning to flag up search results it has censored following a controversial ruling …
Deepa Seetharaman / Reuters:
Amazon to launch online subscription and billing payments for startups, competing with Paypal  —  Amazon expands middleman role in latest online payments push  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will start managing subscription payments for start-ups and other companies - the latest in a series …
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
iOS 8 randomizes MAC address when scanning for WiFi, deterring location tracking by marketers  —  A tiny technical change in iOS 8 could stop marketers spying on you  —  Whenever you walk around a major Western city with your phone's Wi-Fi turned on, you are broadcasting your location …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Shares of Apple stock open at $92.69 as 7-for-1 split takes effect  —  Apple's much-anticipated 7-for-1 stock split officially went into effect with its new pricing on Monday morning, trading at $92.69 when the NASDAQ Stock Market opened at 9:30 a.m. Eastern in New York.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix to suspend its controversial ISP error messages  —  Netflix will stop blaming your ISP when your Orange is the New Black stream starts to stutter, at least for now.  The company announced Monday that it will suspend the display of messages that specifically blame individual internet providers …
Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Hackers who held Apple devices to ransom detained in Russia  —  Russian authorities say they have detained two young hackers who hijacked Apple devices and held them ransom for a sum of money before relinquishing control.  —  The hackers - aged 17 and 23 - were detained in the course of …
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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Great artists steal: The iOS 8 features inspired by Android  —  Apple has taken the wraps off iOS 8, its newest mobile operating system, at its WWDC keynote.  There were lots of new features added to iOS, but any observer familiar with Android saw quite a few things that seem... familiar.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin Raises $45 Million for Startup Affirm  —  Max Levchin spent a year searching for the perfect person to lead his new online-lending startup until he realized it was him.  —  Levchin, a serial entrepreneur who co-founded payments company PayPal and game maker Slide …

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