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May 26, 2015, 8:30 PM

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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Vox Media acquires ReCode in all-stock deal, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher to stay at ReCode after merger  —  Vox Media Acquiring ReCode  —  ReCode, the news website led by the veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, is being acquired by Vox Media, a deal that reflects …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Recode's reviews team of Katie Boehret, Bonnie Cha, and Lauren Goode to join Verge staff, Mossberg to write reviews, columns for both sites  —  The Verge and Recode are joining forces  —  I'm excited to announce that The Verge's parent company Vox Media is acquiring Recode …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 9 to support Force Touch with haptic feedback for iPhone 6S, feature new keyboard, Apple Pay for Canada, iMessage read receipts on contact-by-contact basis  —  iOS 9 supports ‘iPhone 6S’ Force Touch, may enhance iMessage, Keyboard & Apple Pay  —  Some of iOS 9's more important planned …
Joe Belfiore / Blogging Windows:
Microsoft's bringing Cortana to iPhone and Android, announces Phone Companion app for Windows 10, which helps automatically sync your smartphone with your PC  —  Your Windows 10 PC will love all the devices you own  —  Whether it's a 3-year-old printer or projecting to your brand new TV with Miracast …
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
IRS says hackers gained access to tax returns, other info of more than 100K taxpayers by targeting “Get Transcript” service and using SSNs, birth dates, more  —  APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Thieves used an online service provided …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter brings live-streaming app Periscope to Android  —  Periscope, the promising live-streaming app owned by Twitter, arrives on Android today.  Like its cousin on iOS, which debuted two months ago to the day, Periscope for Android lets you watch and record broadcasts from your mobile device.
Bloomberg Business:
Snapchat claims 60% of smartphone owners age 13-34 in the US are active users, says they watch 2B videos a day on the service  —  Evan Spiegel Reveals Plan to Turn Snapchat Into a Real Business … Evan Spiegel begins a conversation in the offices of his startup, Snapchat …

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