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June 7, 2016, 8:25 AM

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Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung May Release Phones With Bendable Screens in 2017  —  One model said to have screen that folds like cosmetic compact  —  Samsung said to plan releasing Note 7, skipping a generation  —  Samsung Electronics Co. is considering introducing two new smartphone models that will feature bendable screens …
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber launches new Destinations feature that lets drivers pick up and drop off riders along specific routes and rolls out rider late fees in a dozen more cites  —  Being an Uber driver can be a pain in the ass.  Just ask, well, any of them.  They'll start out by saying, “Sure …
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Behind the scenes of Code Conference, which provides a safe cocoon for the tech elite, and leaves outlandish presumptions unchallenged  —  At 9 p.m. on a Wednesday night, at an exclusive resort along the California coast, Elon Musk blew a lot of millionaires' minds.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Blizzard announces it's integrating Facebook Live into all of its PC games for gameplay streaming  —  Blizzard Entertainment and Facebook have teamed up to weave Facebook identity and social networking services into the enormously popular Overwatch PC and console video game as well as other popular Battle.net games.
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
E.W. Scripps Co. buys podcast streaming app Stitcher from Deezer for $4.5M  —  Podcast app will operate under Scripps' Midroll Media unit after $4.5 million acquisition  —  Media company E.W. Scripps Co. has continued its push into podcasting with the acquisition of Stitcher for $4.5 million in cash.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches Planner, a project-management and team-scheduling tool, as part of Office 365  —  Microsoft today launched Office 365 Planner, a new project-management tool for teams.  The company will be rolling out Planner worldwide to Office 365 users, including Office 365 Enterprise E1-E5 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Former NASA chief Daniel Goldin unveils his startup, KnuEdge, after ten years in stealth, says it's raised $100M to date to build “neural chips”  —  It's not all that easy to call KnuEdge a startup.  Created a decade ago by Daniel Goldin, the former head of the National Aeronautics …
Steve Hendrix / Washington Post:
Residential neighborhoods struggle with through traffic sent their way by navigation apps like Waze  —  When the traffic on Timothy Connor's quiet Maryland street suddenly jumped by several hundred cars an hour, he knew who was partly to blame: the disembodied female voice he could hear through …

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