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June 6, 2017, 12:05 PM

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The Intercept:
Leaked top-secret NSA doc: Russian military intelligence sent spear-phishing emails to 100+ local election officials days before the US presidential election  —  Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon offers 45% discount on Prime for people on US government assistance with an EBT card  —  Amazon announced today it's making its Prime membership program more affordable to customers on government assistance programs, including food stamps.  The program, which requires that customers …
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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Snap acquires location analytics firm Placed, sources say for $200M+; Placed to continue operating independently  —  Snapchat parent Snap has acquired Placed, a Seattle-based startup that operates a consumer location analytics platform, GeekWire has learned.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft teams up with NuTonomy for on-demand autonomous vehicles, will launch limited pilot in Boston within the next few months  —  Riders in Boston will be able to hail one “in a couple months”  —  Lyft announced a new partnership today with Boston-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy to eventually put …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Cloud security broker Netskope raises $100M Series E led by previous investors Lightspeed and Accel  —  As enterprises continue to move more of their computing to the cloud, and across an ever-expanding range of devices from computers to phones and tablets and more, hackers continue to find ways …
Apple:
Apple previews workstation-class iMac Pro with Xeon CPU with up to 18 cores, Radeon Vega GPU with up to 16GB of VRAM, 5K display; starts at $4999, coming Dec.  —  Featuring up to 18-Core Processors, 22 Teraflops of GPU Performance, Fast Storage and Advanced I/O
Apple:
Apple unveils $349 HomePod, a Siri-enabled speaker that ties in with Music and Home apps; speaker has 7 tweeter array, woofer, spatial awareness, ships in Dec.  —  Sneak Peek of Apple-Designed Home Music Speaker with Amazing Sound Quality and Intelligence  —  San Jose, California …
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Intercom:
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Zoho:
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