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June 27, 2016, 11:00 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter adds stickers to photos and lets you search them like hashtags  —  Twitter will begin letting you add virtual stickers to the photos you post, the company said today.  Hundreds are available at launch, including the standard Unicode emoji and some original work from Twitter.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google launches Cast for Education to let students cast their screens to the classroom projector, debuts quizzes feature for Forms, and opens up VR Expeditions  —  It's no secret that Google's Chromebooks have seen the most success in the classroom, and have quickly become the de facto education computer …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Microsoft is ending Xbox Fitness, citing content costs, with full shutdown on June 30, 2017  —  Xbox One owners are going to have to find another tool for working out in front of the TV: today Microsoft announced plans to shut down its Xbox Fitness service.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches human-curated Featured Events, currently for iOS users, in 10 US cities  —  Approximately 550 million people use Facebook Events each month, with 60 percent of connections to events happening serendipitously in the News Feed.  But Facebook is giving hardcore extroverts seeking …
Matt Day / The Seattle Times:
Microsoft reaches $10K settlement with a small business over an unplanned Windows 10 update  —  With about a month left for many PC users to upgrade to Windows 10 at no charge, Microsoft is being criticized for its aggressive — some say too aggressive — campaign to get people to install the new operating system.
Google Research Blog:
Google announces Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform to make coding physical for kids, still in development  —  Posted by Steve Vranakis and Jayme Goldstein, Executive Creative Director and Project Lead, Google Creative Lab  —  At Google, we're passionate about empowering children to create and explore with technology.

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