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June 17, 2016, 5:40 PM

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Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Apple ordered to stop iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales in Beijing, as regulator finds it violated design patent; Apple says devices are still on sale during appeal  —  Intellectual property regulator rules the design is too similar to a Chinese phone  —  BEIJING—Beijing's intellectual property regulator …
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Hacker moved $50M+ worth of Ethereum from The DAO project into an alternative wallet; the funds are frozen and owners should be able to recover stolen funds  —  A hacker appears to have moved digital money worth more than $50 million from an experimental virtual currency project that recently raised …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Snapchat is launching Real Life, a post-per-day digital publication about living with technology, on June 27, with Nathan Jurgenson as editor in chief  —  Snapchat doesn't just care about video.  —  The company is behind a new online magazine called Real Life, which will publish roughly …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
How Marissa Mayer's spending at Yahoo to spur growth, in defiance of deals with activist investors to cut costs, led to auction of core assets, board shakeup  —  Embattled CEO failed to produce pledged savings, plunged deeper into turnaround; more room in the parking lot
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
Kickstarter paid dividends to its shareholders this spring, an unusual move for a non-public VC-backed startup  —  The company quietly made the first payment this spring and continues to say that it has no plans to go public.  —  In early March, Kickstarter quietly sent shareholders a dividend.
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Molly McHugh / The Ringer:
Snapchat acknowledges it may have copied artists' works for its filters  —  Monday morning, Argenis Pinal did what many of us do: He grabbed his phone, swiped to Snapchat, opened the app, and started flipping through the filters.  Puppy, princess, face morph, and ... oh.  The Joker.  His Joker.
Katherine Noyes / PCWorld:
Google opens dedicated machine learning research center in Zurich to focus on machine intelligence, natural language processing, and machine perception  —  It will focus primarily on machine learning  —  Google has made no secret of its AI ambitions, and on Thursday it announced the next step …

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