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June 25, 2015, 3:30 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Taylor Swift says her album ‘1989’ will be on Apple Music  —  Taylor Swift has answered one of the last remaining questions about Apple Music before it launches: her popular album 1989 will be available on Apple Music when it launches on Tuesday.  The development follows Swift's high profile letter …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Paying 0.2 Cents for Each Song Streamed Free During Apple Music Trial Period  —  Apple will pay record labels 0.2 cents for each song that customers stream for free during the three-month Apple Music free trial, reports The New York Times.  The rate is similar to what Spotify pays …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
T-Mobile iPhone Users Seeing Frequent Random Restarts and Blue Screens  —  A growing number of T-Mobile iPhone users are complaining about seeing frequent restarts and “blue screens of death” on their devices, a problem that seems to have begun very recently.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Users who download Java will now be prompted to make Yahoo their default search engine  —  Yahoo Tries to Hook Search Users Via Java Updates  —  Yahoo may soon add users to its search engine without their even noticing.  —  At the company's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday …
Reuters:
French minister urges UberPOP ban as taxi protest blocks airports  —  French police in riot gear used tear gas as French taxi drivers stepped up protests against U.S. online ridesharing service UberPOP on Thursday, blocking road access to airports and train stations in Paris and other cities.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Unbundles Alexa Virtual Assistant From Echo With New Dev Tools  —  Amazon has provided a strong answer to a desire I expressed only yesterday for broader software and hardware support for Alexa, its virtual assistant, and Echo, the speaker hardware that is the first platform wherein Alexa can be found.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Same-Day Shopping App Curbside Picks Up $25 Million More  —  Palo Alto-based Curbside, a company offering a mobile app that allows shoppers to buy from local retailers like Target and Best Buy then pick up items at stores without exiting their car, is today announcing the close of $25 million in Series B funding.
Jonathan Chew / Fortune:
IAC says it's planning an IPO for The Match Group, whose portfolio includes Tinder, OKCupid, and Match.com  —  IAC says it's planning an IPO for Match.com  —  IAC/InterActiveCorp is planning an initial public offering for The Match Group, the dating conglomerate behind popular sites such as Match.com, OkCupid, and Tinder.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Apple is removing Civil War games in the App Store that feature the Confederate flag  —  Apple is pulling games from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in “offensive and mean-spirited ways,” reports Touch Arcade.  —  Games like “Ultimate General: Gettysburg” were recently pulled …
Tommy Caldwell / The Official Google Blog:
Google's first vertical Street View feature lets you explore Yosemite's El Capitan  —  Vertical Street View of the world's most iconic rock wall: Yosemite's El Capitan  —  Today we're launching our first-ever vertical Street View collection, giving you the opportunity to climb 3,000 feet …
Stacey Higginbotham / Fortune:
USAA investment arm leads $24 million funding for connected car startup Automatic  —  Automatic, a startup that makes a device that shares engine and diagnostic data from your car, has raised $24 million.  An investment subsidiary of USAA, CDK Global, and Comcast Ventures joined existing …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Matterport raises $30M for virtual reality real estate tours and more  —  For all of GamesBeat's E3 2015 coverage, click here.  —  Matterport has raised $30 million in growth funding from Qualcomm and Singapore's GIC to expand its virtual reality and augmented reality content creation platform.

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