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May 20, 2015, 5:55 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans to replace Helvetica Neue in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 with Apple Watch's San Francisco font  —  Apple plans to refresh iOS 9, OS X 10.11 using new Apple Watch font  —  Apple is currently planning to use the new system font developed for the Apple Watch to refresh the looks of iPads …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Spotify's new version adds podcasts, video, playlists tailored to user's day, and “Running” feature that matches BPM to pace, launching in US, UK, more, today  —  Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists  —  Spotify has just unveiled the newest version …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's planned iOS 9 ‘Home’ app uses virtual rooms to manage HomeKit accessories  —  Apple's plan to manage upcoming HomeKit-compatible accessories could revolve around a new iOS app called “Home,” according to sources familiar with the app.  Introduced at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft looks to be building a new light-weight email app called Flow  —  Summary:Microsoft appears to be building an app for fast, light-weight, real-time conversations called Flow, which is likely to debut on iPhone, according to leaked information.  —  Microsoft seems to be developing …
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme adds an author leaderboard, introduces a linking-based metric to rank by “Leadership”  —  Today we've expanded our Leaderboard page to offer four lists instead of one.  In addition to ranking publications, we now rank authors.  On top of that, we've introduced a second ranking method …
Kim Seung-yeon / Yonhap News Agency:
LG unveils 55-inch, 0.97mm thick, wallpaper OLED panel that sticks to walls with magnets as demonstration of future OLED products  —  LG Display unveils wallpaper OLED panel  —  South Korean flat panel maker LG Display Co. showcased on Tuesday a detachable organic light-emitting diode …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis leaves to study at Stanford Graduate School of Business; Matthew Panzarino to continue as editor  —  TechCrunch's Top Editor Tsotsis Steps Down  —  Alexia Tsotsis will be stepping down from her high-profile job as co-editor of TechCrunch today.
Xbox Wire:
Xbox One over-the-air TV tuner now available in the US and Canada for $59.99  —  Over-the-Air TV Tuner Available Now for Xbox One in the U.S. and Canada  —  Today, we're excited to deliver one of the most requested live TV features on Xbox Feedback to our fans.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Logjam vulnerability downgrades encryption in HTTPS connections, affects tens of thousands of web and mail servers; browsers being updated with fix  —  HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers  —  Diffie-Hellman downgrade weakness allows attackers to intercept encrypted data.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Adblock Plus launches Adblock Browser: Firefox for Android with built-in ad blocking  —  Adblock Plus today launched Adblock Browser for Android.  Currently in beta, the company's first browser was created by taking the open-source Firefox for Android and including Adblock Plus out-of-the-box.
The Huffington Post:
If You Type ‘N—  House’ Into Google Maps, It Will Take You To The White House  —  President Barack Obama is no stranger to Internet racism, but this is just ridiculous: typing “nigga house” into Google Maps can land you at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  —  A screenshot of the glitch …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Algolia Grabs $18.3 Million From Accel For Its Search API On Steroids  —  Real-time search-as-a-service provider Algolia just raised $18.3 million with Accel Partners leading the round — Philippe Botteri will join the board.  This represents some serious funding following Algolia's $1.2 million second seed round.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
SwiftKey launches premium themes to help monetize its predictive keyboard on iOS  —  SwiftKey has finally lifted the lid on how it plans to monetize its smart predictive keyboard app for iOS.  And it's taking a cue from how it makes money on Android.  —  An update to the free SwiftKey app …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Facebook acqu-hires and shuts down payment startup Tugboat Yards  —  Facebook has acqu-hired Tugboat Yards, a startup with a tool that publishers and other groups could use to let fans make contributions in exchange for subscriptions and other services.  —  The Tugboat Yards service …

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