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June 17, 2015, 9:15 AM

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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
‘600 Million’ Samsung Mobiles Vulnerable To Keyboard Cracking Attack  —  Given everything that's occurred over the last two years, Android phone owners would be forgiven for thinking major manufacturers had their backs when it came to security, especially encryption.
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
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Amazon Bans Kodi/XBMC App Over Piracy Concerns  —  Taking “infringing” apps out of popular app stores is one of Hollywood's key anti-piracy priorities for the years to come.  —  Various entertainment industry groups frequently report “piracy-enabling” apps to Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
SEC filing shows Y Combinator raising money for new VC fund, the Y Combinator Continuity Fund I  —  Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's hottest startup factory, has filed to raise a venture capital fund  —  Y Combinator is raising money to create a new VC fund according to forms filed with the SEC.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Rejecting M&A, FreedomPop Raises Another $30M For Its Free Mobile Service  —  FreedomPop is taking another step ahead today in its bid to build out a global mobile business based on free voice, text and data bundles and upselling additional services.  Amid months of M&A rumors …
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple revokes Monster's authority to make licensed accessories through its MFi program  —  Apple Revokes Monster's Authority to Make Licensed Accessories  —  Move follows Monster's lawsuit against Apple unit Beats  —  Audio-equipment maker Monster LLC is discovering that all is fair in love and law.
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Fairphone 2, a new modular Android smartphone, with HD 5-inch display, 2GB RAM, MicroSD and dual SIM slots, will be available in Europe in the fall, for €525  —  A peek at Fairphone's amazing new modular smartphone  —  Fairphone, the Dutch startup that's working to build a fairer smartphone …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
TWC says it can bring gigabit internet to LA with D3.1 technology, which allows cable operators to deliver multi-gigabit speeds on hybrid fiber/coax networks  —  TWC ‘Well-Positioned’ to Bring 1-Gig Across L.A.  —  City Seeking Partners to Deliver 1-Gig, WiFi, Free Internet Tier
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