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June 16, 2015, 2:45 PM

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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon is developing an app that pays ordinary people, rather than carriers, to deliver packages; no firm timetable for when the service would launch  —  Amazon Seeks Help With Deliveries  —  Web retailer mulls paying people to drop off packages amid push to cut shipping costs
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
St. Louis Cardinals investigated by FBI for breaching Astros' network; internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics, scouting reports compromised  —  St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros  —  WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors …
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
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google expands security rewards to bugs in Android devices, starting with Nexus 6 and Nexus 9  —  Google today launched the Android Security Rewards program to compensate researchers who find and responsibly disclose vulnerabilities in the company's mobile operating system.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Privacy groups opt out of US talks on face recognition, say they can't achieve minimum rights for consumers  —  Consumer Groups Back Out of Federal Talks on Face Recognition  —  A central component of President Obama's effort to give consumers more control over how companies collect and share …
Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
Snapchat debuts the first sponsored geofilter at all McDonald's locations in the US  —  Snapchat turns geofilter digital stickers into revenue source  —  Much of social media involves showing off where we are, whether it's watching a ballgame at Dodger Stadium, meeting Mickey Mouse …
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter CFO Anthony Noto's rapid ascent at Twitter makes him a front-runner to succeed Dick Costolo as CEO  —  Twitter CFO's Ascent Creates New Power Center  —  Anthony Noto has amassed a broad range of responsibilities, emerging as a front-runner to succeed Dick Costolo
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 …
David Still / Box:
Box debuts Box for Office Online, lets users create and manage Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files from its website  —  Introducing Box for Office Online, A New Way to Work in the Cloud  —  Microsoft Office files are among the most uploaded, edited and shared files in Box.
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 …
Jon Gertner / Fast Company:
Behind the scenes at US Digital Service and 18F, part of Obama's new digital corps which is attracting top Silicon Valley talent  —  Inside Obama's Stealth Startup  —  President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook.  Their mission: to reboot how government works.
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 …

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