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May 20, 2015, 2:30 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans to replace Helvetica Neue in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 with Apple Watch's San Francisco font  —  Apple plans to refresh iOS 9, OS X 10.11 using new Apple Watch font  —  Apple is currently planning to use the new system font developed for the Apple Watch to refresh the looks of iPads …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft looks to be building a new light-weight email app called Flow  —  Summary:Microsoft appears to be building an app for fast, light-weight, real-time conversations called Flow, which is likely to debut on iPhone, according to leaked information.  —  Microsoft seems to be developing …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Spotify's new version adds podcasts, video, playlists tailored to user's day, and “Running” feature that matches BPM to pace, launching in US, UK, more, today  —  Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists  —  Spotify has just unveiled the newest version …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis leaves to study at Stanford Graduate School of Business; Matthew Panzarino to continue as editor  —  TechCrunch's Top Editor Tsotsis Steps Down  —  Alexia Tsotsis will be stepping down from her high-profile job as co-editor of TechCrunch today.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Adblock Plus launches Adblock Browser: Firefox for Android with built-in ad blocking  —  Adblock Plus today launched Adblock Browser for Android.  Currently in beta, the company's first browser was created by taking the open-source Firefox for Android and including Adblock Plus out-of-the-box.
Kim Seung-yeon / Yonhap News Agency:
LG unveils 55-inch, 0.97mm thick, wallpaper OLED panel that sticks to walls with magnets as demonstration of future OLED products  —  LG Display unveils wallpaper OLED panel  —  South Korean flat panel maker LG Display Co. showcased on Tuesday a detachable organic light-emitting diode …
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Google to unveil new photo service, independent of Google+, at I/O later this month  —  Google Is Close to Unveiling New Web Photo Service  —  Google Inc. is set to reveal an online picture sharing and storage service that will no longer be part of the Google+ social network, people familiar with the plans said.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Logjam vulnerability downgrades encryption in HTTPS connections, affects tens of thousands of web and mail servers; browsers being updated with fix  —  HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers  —  Diffie-Hellman downgrade weakness allows attackers to intercept encrypted data.
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme adds an author leaderboard, introduces a linking-based metric to rank by “Leadership”  —  Today we've expanded our Leaderboard page to offer four lists instead of one.  In addition to ranking publications, we now rank authors.  On top of that, we've introduced a second ranking method …
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
You Can Now Use ‘Netflix for Torrents’ Popcorn Time in Your Browser  —  It's over a year since Popcorn Time burst on to the scene, allowing you to stream torrents rather than download them.  It's had its ups and downs—but now you can use it in your browser.
Xbox Wire:
Xbox One over-the-air TV tuner now available in the US and Canada for $59.99  —  Over-the-Air TV Tuner Available Now for Xbox One in the U.S. and Canada  —  Today, we're excited to deliver one of the most requested live TV features on Xbox Feedback to our fans.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
SwiftKey launches premium themes to help monetize its predictive keyboard on iOS  —  SwiftKey has finally lifted the lid on how it plans to monetize its smart predictive keyboard app for iOS.  And it's taking a cue from how it makes money on Android.  —  An update to the free SwiftKey app …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Algolia Grabs $18.3 Million From Accel For Its Search API On Steroids  —  Real-time search-as-a-service provider Algolia just raised $18.3 million with Accel Partners leading the round — Philippe Botteri will join the board.  This represents some serious funding following Algolia's $1.2 million second seed round.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Facebook acqu-hires and shuts down payment startup Tugboat Yards  —  Facebook has acqu-hired Tugboat Yards, a startup with a tool that publishers and other groups could use to let fans make contributions in exchange for subscriptions and other services.  —  The Tugboat Yards service …
Ian Kar / FinTech Today:
Digital payments startup Ripple Labs raises $28M Series A  —  Ripple Labs Raises Massive $28 Million Series A Round  —  Co-Produced By FinTech Today and Breaking Banks Radio  —  Ripple Labs, the innovative startup focusing on the distributed ledger and supports of the popular Ripple protocol …
More: CoinDeskThanks:@iankar_
TechCrunch:
Sources: Spanish mobile marketplace Wallapop is raising $100M from Accel, Fidelity Growth Partners, and others  —  Wallapop Is Poised To Disrupt Classifieds, As Accel, Insight, Fidelity Pack Its War Chest  —  Back in November rumors surfaced in the Spanish-speaking press that little known Wallapop …
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