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May 26, 2017, 1:30 AM

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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
T-Mobile's Digits, which lets users make/take calls with same phone number on all their devices, launches on May 31 for free, with a second line costing $10/mo.  —  T-Mobile's DIGITS, which allows subscribers to mix & match with multiple numbers across multiple devices, is rolling it to all its customers from May 31.
Walt Mossberg / Recode:
Mossberg's final column: AI, AR/VR, smart homes, wearables, robotics, drones, and self-driving cars will lead to the computer inside fading into the background  —  Tech was once always in your way.  Soon, it will be almost invisible.  —  Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Lyft begins offering luxury cars, labelled Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV, in Chicago, LA, NYC, SF, and San Jose with plans to add 15+ more  —  Lyft is getting into the higher-end ride hailing game with Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV.  These are black car offerings similar to the service …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Readdle brings cross-app drag and drop to Spark, Documents, PDF Reader/Expert, and Scanner Pro for iPads supporting Split View  —  In my iOS 11 wish list for iPad and concept video, I focused on system-wide drag & drop - a feature that could reshape how iPad users move documents and data between apps.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon expands its AmazonFresh Pickup service to all Prime customers in Seattle area  —  Amazon is expanding its latest brick-and-mortar retail experiment beyond an internal employee beta today, letting Amazon Prime members order groceries online for pickup during designated windows at two locations in the company's hometown.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Dan Macklin, co-founder of SoFi, to step down June 6, leaving Mike Cagney as the only remaining co-founder at the company  —  Another one of the co-founders of online lending startup SoFi is leaving the company, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch.  Dan Macklin, who served as VP …
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Kristen Mosbrucker / San Antonio Business Journal:
Rackspace to acquire enterprise resource management firm TriCore; TriCore CEO Mark Clayman to join Rackspace as part of the deal  —  Local cloud hosting provider Rackspace Hosting Inc. is under contract to acquire TriCore Solutions, an East Coast information technology services company, in June, the acquiring company confirmed.
Marty Swant / Adweek:
Kik announces Kin, its own cryptocurrency built on top of the Ethereum network, which will be used as the app's primary transaction currency  —  It gives marketers an alternative to Google and Facebook  —  With hopes of boosting user and brand engagement while also decentralizing …

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