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June 22, 2015, 7:40 PM

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Eddy Cue: Apple will pay rights holders on a per-stream basis during trial period  —  Apple Says It Will Pay Taylor Swift for Free Streams After All  —  Taylor Swift isn't just the biggest pop star in the world.  She's also the world's most effective Apple lobbyist.
Sean Michael Kerner / eWeek:
Docker, CoreOS unite with Google, Amazon, Microsoft, VMware, others to define container standards under new Open Container Project, backed by Linux Foundation  —  Docker Rivals Join Together in Open Container Effort  —  The open-source container community is uniting today …
The Intercept:
NSA and GCHQ have tried since at least 2008 to reverse-engineer antivirus software like Kaspersky, monitored company emails for new malware they could use  —  Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks  —  The National Security Agency and its British counterpart …
Steve Grove / The Official Google Blog:
Google launches News Lab to help journalists use its tools and data sets “to help build the future of media”, partners with several media organzations  —  Introducing the News Lab  —  It's hard to think of a more important source of information in the world than quality journalism.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Dollar Shave Club raises $75M at a $615M valuation led by Technology Crossover Ventures  —  Dollar Shave Club Is Valued at $615 Million  —  Lots of videos go viral.  Few prove as lucrative as Michael Dubin's.  —  Three years ago the Dollar Shave Club founder launched his company …
Brad Stone / Bloomberg Business:
Instacart converting large part of its contractor workforce into part-time employees, starting in Boston and Chicago  —  Instacart Reclassifies Part of Its Workforce Amid Regulatory Pressure on Uber  —  The grocery delivery startup makes a big change that regulators have been pressuring Uber and other companies to make
Grant Gross / PCWorld:
Supreme Court declines to review Street View patent case that Google lost in appeals court  —  Supreme Court rejects Google request in Street View patent case  —  The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a request by Google to hear a patent case involving the company's Street View service …
More: Reuters and SCOTUSblog
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Study: Facebook on track to deliver two-thirds as many video views as YouTube does in 2015  —  Facebook is nipping at YouTube's heels in the race for video viewers and advertisers  —  YouTube is the clear leader in video sharing and viewing, but Facebook is creeping up on the Google-owned giant.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Next generation Moto G details leak, will have Snapdragon 410 CPU, 5" display, 13mpx back and 5 mpx front cameras, 1GB RAM, expandable 8GB storage, LTE  —  Moto G (2015) seemingly leaks from multiple sources, isn't very exciting  —  @stephenhall_ June 21, 20156 minutes ago
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
Swarm brings back Foursquare mayorship, adds a flashy crown badge  —  Swarm is bringing back Mayorship, a feature many who used Foursqaure ahead of its split have been longing for.  —  To become the mayor of a location, just check-in more than anyone else.

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