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June 7, 2015, 9:50 AM

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Adrian Chen / New York Times:
Inside Internet Research Agency, an army of pro-Kremlin trolls wreaking havoc on the Internet  —  The Agency … Around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 last year, Duval Arthur, director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Mary Parish, Louisiana …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
What to expect at WWDC 2015: native Apple Watch SDK, iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 focusing on core user experience, and Apple Music  —  Coming at WWDC 2015: New Apple Watch SDK, Quality-focused/refreshed iOS 9 & OS X 10.11, Apple Music  —  Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is about to kick off.
Ryan Gantz / The Verge:
Google Photos' Assistant feature creates collages and movies that can be surprising, lovely, and bizarre  —  Laughing and crying my way through the new Google Photos  —  I started using Google Photos after it first launched last week.  I was immediately impressed for all the reasons …
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Senate Judiciary Committee votes to advance a new bill to curb a variety of abusive patent litigation practices  —  Patent reform clears key hurdle in the Senate  —  The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent a bill to the floor that aims to crack down on so-called patent trolls.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Sony Music CEO confirms launch of Apple's music streaming service tomorrow  —  Breaking news from WWDC:  —  Read our complete coverage of Apple's WorldWide Developers' Conference.  —  Midem paid for part of Chris O'Brien's travel to Cannes for the Midem Music Industry Festival …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Android TV now has more than 600 apps available, gets updated store to ease app discovery  —  Android TV Gets Updated App Store With More Than 600 Apps  —  There are now more than 600 apps available on Android TV, and Google just took some steps to help users with app discovery on its TV platform.
Wall Street Journal:
India's Micromax shipped over 30 new smartphone models last year, ranging from $50 to $300+  —  India's Micromax Churns Out Phones Like Fast Fashion  —  Handset maker designs dozens of new models a year, most costing less than $150  —  NEW DELHI—Early last year, product planners …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Apple will have a hard time competing against Google if it doesn't collect more data on users  —  Tim Cook's attacks on Google and Facebook reveal a giant problem for Apple's future  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has yet again unloaded on Silicon Valley technology companies that collect data about users.
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Cade Metz / Wired:
Overstock is preparing to offer a $25M private bond using blockchain-like technology  —  Overstock Will Issue a Private Bond Powered by Bitcoin Tech  —  Overstock.com is preparing to offer a $25 million private bond using technology that mimics the blockchain, the distributed online ledger that underpins the bitcoin digital currency.

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