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June 15, 2015, 9:50 PM

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Joe Siegrist / The LastPass Blog:
LastPass warns it was hacked, says secure vault storing user passwords was not accessed, but account email addresses, password reminders, more were compromised  —  LastPass Security Notice  —  We want to notify our community that on Friday, our team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on our network.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Hack of cloud-based LastPass exposes encrypted master passwords  —  Users: Change your master password and enable 2-factor authentication immediately.  —  LastPass officials warned Monday that attackers have compromised servers that run the company's password management service and made off …
Will Ruben / Facebook:
Facebook launches Moments, an app to privately sync photos with friends on Android and iOS, available in US for now  —  Introducing Moments: A Private Way to Share Photos With Friends  —  With a phone at everyone's fingertips, the moments in our lives are captured by a new kind of photographer: our friends.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is building a special version of Minecraft for HoloLens  —  We got a closer look at Microsoft's HoloLens during Build in April, but the company is showing off the gaming aspects of its headset today.  Microsoft has built a new version of Minecraft specifically for its HoloLens headset.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Microsoft unveils Xbox One Elite controller with four paddles on back and completely swappable components; launching in October at $150  —  Microsoft unveils new $150 Xbox One Elite controller—and we've held it  —  Includes paddles, “hair-trigger,” sensitivity options, swappable steel joysticks.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple will share 71.5% of Apple Music revenue with music rights owners in US, average around 73% outside US, no royalties paid during trial period  —  Here's What Happens to Your $10 After You Pay for a Month of Apple Music  —  You don't have to pay anything to try Apple's new streaming music service …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Evernote CEO Phil Libin is planning to step down, and working to find his replacement  —  CEO Change Brewing at Evernote  —  Evernote CEO Phil Libin has long said he wants to build a 100-year company.  Now he's actively looking for his own replacement to take the startup into its second decade.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
OS X El Capitan preview: a series of minor, but welcome improvements  —  When Apple revealed that the next version of OS X would be called “El Capitan,” I couldn't help but laugh.  I think we all did.  I mean, here we were expecting the company to name its new operating system after another national park …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple is hiring editors to curate content for News app and work with publications to quickly surface breaking stories, according to a company job listing  —  Apple News curation will have human editors and that will raise important questions  —  Apple hasn't talked about it publicly …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google VP Neal Mohan Is Staying at Current Job, Not Departing for Dropbox  —  Last Monday, we reported that Google VP Neal Mohan was in talks with file storage company Dropbox about taking the vacant head of product role.  Those conversations have ended.  Mohan, an eight-year Google vet …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
With buy buttons, tech giants run the risk of alienating retail partners and will face challenges integrating payments and inventory systems  —  Why ‘Buy’ Buttons Will Pose Big Challenges for Google, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter  —  One year ago, the idea of shopping directly from Google …
Joey-Elijah Sneddon / OMG! Chrome!:
Google disables newer card-based bookmarks manager in Chrome, now defaults to old one  —  Google Brings Chrome's Old Bookmarks Manager Back  —  Google disables new bookmark manager — here's how to get it back  —  If you weren't a fan of the new bookmark manager in Chrome, I've got some good news for you: Google has disabled it.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Netflix rolls out revamped website, its first major update in 4 years  —  After confirming it was coming, Netflix has finally launched its new website globally.  The revamp is rolling out starting today — though if you don't see it yet, don't fret; the company says it may take up to two weeks to reach all members.
Leslie Picker / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: GitHub looking to raise a $200M round at a valuation of about $2B  —  GitHub to Seek $2 Billion Valuation in Latest Funding Round  —  Tom Preston-Werner, chief executive officer and co-founder of GitHub Inc., talks about Andreessen Horowitz's $100 million dollar investment …

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