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May 23, 2016, 12:25 PM

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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
If users prioritize big-data AI services, like those offered by Google, Amazon, Facebook, then Apple will be in a position similar to BlackBerry was in 2007  —  Before the iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry was the king of smartphones.  They seemed unstoppable, because by most accounts …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Spotify family plan is now cheaper, $14.99 for up to 6 people  —  Spotify is catching up with the competition when it comes to family plans.  Like Apple Music and Google Play Music, families can now subscribe to Spotify Premium for $14.99 per month and get six different Spotify accounts and profiles.
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
Race to build VR cameras escalates as Google teams with IMAX and Yi Technology on new rigs  —  Google is working with new camera manufacturers IMAX and Yi Technology to ramp up production  —  One of the most impressive things Google unveiled at its developers conference last May was an odd, disc-shaped gadget called the Odyssey.
Princeton Web Transparency & Accountability Project:
Study of 1M top sites sheds light on techniques some firms use to track users: Canvas, Canvas-Font, AudioContext fingerprinting, local WebRTC IP discovery, more  —  During our January 2016 measurement of the top 1 million sites, our tool made over 90 million requests, assembling the largest dataset …
Tristan Harris:
Ten ways tech products are designed to manipulate users to spur usage  —  Estimated reading time: 12 minutes.  —  I'm an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities.  That's why I spent the last three years as Google's Design Ethicist caring about how to design things …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Kleiner Perkins raising close to $1.3 billion for two funds: Sources  —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital firm that last year defended itself against an explosive sexual discrimination lawsuit, is raising two funds totaling close to $1.3 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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