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June 8, 2016, 3:10 AM

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Slack:
Slack calls feature no longer invite only, is now available on desktop and for iOS and Android devices  —  A simple, pleasant way to speak with your team  —  Typing is great.  We love typing.  And while there are many fine ways to communicate via typing—messaging in channels …
John Ribeiro / PCWorld:
Google, Facebook, civil rights groups oppose bills that would let US gov, including any FBI field office, get browsing history, more without warrant via NSLs  —  Proposed rules would give government access even to browser history and email metadata  —  Google, Facebook, Yahoo and industry …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Yahoo hires bank to auction off 3K patents, including original search patent, expects $1B+, sets mid-June deadline for preliminary bids  —  Yahoo has set mid-June deadline for preliminary bids and hired Black Stone IP to run auction  —  Yahoo Inc. has kicked off an auction …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google's new iOS app Motion Stills stabilizes your Live Photos to make shareable GIFs and video clips  —  Google today announced the launch of Motion Stills, a new iOS app that takes your existing Live Photos made with an iOS device — essentially several frames automatically captured …
Reuters:
Sources: F5 Networks hires Goldman Sachs to field interest in an acquisition following takeover interest; shares up 12.6%  —  F5 Networks Inc (FFIV.O), a U.S. computer networking company whose technology helps speed up data center traffic, has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc …
Stefan Etienne / TechCrunch:
Twitter makes it easier for developers to embed timelines into their web apps or CMS  —  For developers and publishers, organizing and embedding multiple Twitter timelines is often a calculated effort,but this morningthe social network has added three new ways to make it easier.
Dan Graziano / CNET:
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: durable build is nice and has largest battery Samsung's ever put in a phone, but the design suffers from a cheap look and feel  —  Everyone says that the two biggest things they want in a smartphone are a tough screen that won't break, and super-long battery life.
Ashlee Kieler / Consumerist:
MCX to disable all CurrentC accounts June 28 as beta test ends  —  Weeks after CurrentC was delayed (again) and half the team was laid off, the mobile payment that was supposed to serve as a merchant-backed alternative to payment systems from Apple and Android may be over for good.

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