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May 14, 2015, 2:05 PM

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Stacey Higginbotham / Fortune:
Sources: Apple's HomeKit will arrive in August or September instead of May or June as expected  —  Exclusive: Apple delays HomeKit launch  —  Apple fans hoping for an imminent release of the company's home automation platform, HomeKit, will have to wait.  Sources participating …
Jeff Benjamin / iDownloadBlog.com:
Apple Watch, which lacks iPhone's Activation Lock feature, can easily be reset if stolen  —  Watch OS 1.0 lacks the necessary security features to dissuade thieves  —  The Apple Watch contains security measures to prevent thieves from accessing your data, but it doesn't include …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
‘Apple Music’ Beats-based streaming service to have Ping-like social network for artists  —  Apple's upcoming Beats-based streaming music service will likely be named “Apple Music” and will have deep social networking integration for artists, according to industry sources briefed on the plans for the new service.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Hyperlapse creates smooth time-lapse videos on Windows and Android  —  Microsoft first announced its Hyperlapse video technology just a couple of weeks before Instagram launched its own Hyperlapse app on iOS last year.  Designed primarily as a way to transform bumpy GoPro videos …
Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Wal-Mart to take on Amazon Prime this summer with $50/year service that delivers select products in 3 days, invitation only for now  —  Wal-Mart challenges Amazon with unlimited shipping service for $50 per year  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc is planning to test a new unlimited online shipping service …
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 …
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.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Wolfram has created a website that will identify any image you throw at it  —  One of the most amazing things you can do with Wolfram Alpha is ask it what planes are overhead.  If you're on your phone, it will pull your location, then cross reference that with a database of flights …
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 …
John Herrman / The Awl:
19 early observations on Facebook's Instant Articles  —  Notes on the Surrender at Menlo Park  —  1. The manner in which Instant Articles are seen within Facebook's News Feed is nearly as important as they way they're hosted.  Yes, they load faster.  But the way they are previewed in the feed …
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Jennifer Fonstad and Theresia Gouw's Aspect Ventures raises first $150M fund  —  A Venture Capital Firm Led by 2 Women Plans to Introduce a Fund  —  SAN FRANCISCO — More than a year after striking out on their own, the founders of Aspect Ventures are preparing a formal introduction of a sizable fund.

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