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June 16, 2015, 7:50 AM

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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.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Uber failed to win delivery deals with Apple, Starbucks as its push into logistics proves costly and complex  —  The $50 Billion Question: Can Uber Deliver?  —  Investors are counting on Uber to upend the delivery business much as it has for taxis, but progress has been slow so far
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.
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Adobe announces 2015 Creative Cloud updates and the new integrated Adobe Stock image service for additional fees  —  Adobe Announces 2015 Creative Cloud Updates, New Integrated Adobe Stock Service  —  Adobe today announced that all of its Creative Cloud desktop apps, including Photoshop …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
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 …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Hands-on with YouTube Gaming—Google built itself a Twitch killer  —  A slick interface, huge user base, and tons of content should have Twitch worried.  —  NEW YORK—YouTube Gaming is coming!  YouTube's Twitch Killer was announced on Friday, so we stopped by the YouTube Space in Manhattan …
Benedict Evans:
Google Play app downloads now 2x iOS, but Android users spend half as much as iOS users, up from 1/4 a year ago; Play revenues may overtake App Store this year  —  The (lack of) app store metrics  —  Apple and Google both give headline statistics of how well their respective app stores are doing …
Ville Heiskanen / Bloomberg Business:
Fitbit raises IPO goal by 37% to $655.6M at $17-19 per share, could value it at up to $3.9B  —  Fitbit Boosts IPO Goal by Up to 37% on Health-Device Demand  —  Fitbit Inc. co-founder James Park.  Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg  —  Fitbit Inc., the maker of wearable devices …
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 …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Zynga Acquires Mark Pincus's Incubator, Superlabs  —  Zynga has acquired Superlabs, the incubator (or “Pincubator” as Kara Swisher called it in November) founded by Zynga CEO Mark Pincus before returning to company he co-founded in April.  —  The deal, which is clearly a talent acquisition …
Darlene Storm / Computerworld:
UK tech firm designs system using emoji instead of PIN numbers for online banking, says they are harder to hack, easier to remember  —  Will banks allow four emojis to replace PIN numbers?  —  Smiling sun, flames, guitar, penguin... that is just one combination of emojis that a person might use …

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