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June 27, 2016, 5:30 AM

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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Report: Huawei hedges its bet on Android by developing a new non-Android operating system in-house  —  Like Samsung before it, Huawei hopes to have a “Plan B” should Android terms go bad.  —  A report from The Information (subscription required) claims that Huawei is building its own in-house OS as a possible “Plan B” to Android.
Reuters:
Sources: Google and Facebook start automatically blocking reposted extremist videos  —  Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Nikesh Arora talks about his resignation, tenure at SoftBank, working with Masayoshi Son, and how he already sold his SoftBank stake to Son at a small loss  —  Nikesh Arora shocked the business world two years ago when he jumped from his role as Google's chief business officer to SoftBank SB …
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Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Flipboard CEO Mike McCue talks about focus on high-end ads, competition from Nuzzel and Apple News, and why he took JPMorgan's $50M investment  —  Flipboard, the magazine-style curation app, is about to turn profitable “reasonably soon,” the company's CEO Mike McCue revealed to Business Insider on Monday.
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Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Huawei invests heavily in R&D and patents to challenge Samsung and Apple at home and overseas; source says Apple is paying royalties for some of Huawei's IP  —  Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo and others buy patents to challenge to Apple and Samsung  —  HONG KONG—China's smartphone makers increasingly …
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Li Yuan / Wall Street Journal:
In China, subscriptions accounted for 13% of the online video industry's 2015 revenue, up from 5.6% a year earlier  —  More users become paying subscribers; ‘Lost Tomb’ is a boon for Baidu's iQIYI  —  Online video in China is starting to look more like Netflix and less like YouTube, as more users agree to pay for subscriptions.

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