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May 14, 2015, 10:15 PM

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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple refutes report claiming HomeKit is delayed, says first devices are coming in June  —  Apple Says First HomeKit Smart Devices Coming in June  —  Apple said the first HomeKit-enabled smart-home devices are coming out next month, refuting a report that said delays with the home automation …
Stacey Higginbotham / Fortune:
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit staff to field user complaints in new anti-harassment policy emphasizing safety  —  Reddit Introduces Anti-Harassment Policy  —  Reddit, the popular online message forum, has long been a free-for-all for the collective id of the Internet.  A few sacred commandments kept users in check …
Jose Pagliery / CNNMoney:
Criminals steal money from Starbucks app users with weak passwords by loading gift cards using their stored payment methods  —  Hackers are draining bank accounts via the Starbucks app  —  Thieves are stealing money from people's credit cards, bank and PayPal accounts — by first tapping into their Starbucks mobile app.
Jeremy Kirk / PCWorld:
Chinese hackers hid malware attack controls in Microsoft TechNet comments  —  Microsoft has taken steps to stop a China-based hacking group from using its TechNet website as part of its attack infrastructure, according to security vendor FireEye.  —  The group, which FireEye calls APT …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Sunrise launches Meet, a keyboard for iOS and Android that displays your schedule availability to make booking meetings easier  —  Sunrise's new keyboard makes it easy to book your next meeting  —  Scheduling a meeting can be a pain: it usually involves a lot of back and forth …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
OpenSignal now helps you find the world's free Wi-Fi hotspots  —  Crowdsourced wireless coverage startup OpenSignal has launched a new app that shows you all the free Wi-Fi hotspots in your locale.  —  With Wifimapper, the London-based startup is taking its swath of existing data and pushing it into a new standalone app for iPhone.
Rdio Blog:
Rdio launches Rdio Select streaming service at $3.99 per month, with ad-free radio stations and ability to keep 25 songs downloaded  —  Introducing Rdio Select: Enhanced Stations and Your Choice of Songs to Play Anytime.  Only $3.99/month.  —  We're thrilled to announce a brand new way to enjoy …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Brand Networks Acquires Social Ad Platform Shift For $50M  —  Social marketing company Brand Networks continues to gobble up the competition — it just announced that it's acquiring Shift in a $50 million cash-and-stock deal.  —  Back in 2013, it acquired Optimal, another social media advertising company.

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Microsoft:
Showcasing Industrial IoT innovations at Hannover Messe 2018  —  This week at the world's largest industrial fair, customers and partners display how they're betting on Microsoft, from cloud to edge devices.
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Internet Association:
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