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May 21, 2015, 12:05 AM

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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 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Logjam vulnerability downgrades HTTPS encryption, affects tens of thousands of web and mail servers; browser fixes coming; NSA may have used it to crack VPNs  —  HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers  —  Diffie-Hellman downgrade weakness allows attackers to intercept encrypted data.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Kristen V. Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
Private bus startup Leap suspends service after the California Public Utilities Commission serves company with cease-and-desist order amid permit dispute  —  Leap Transit shut down by the state for operating illegally  —  The state has forced Leap Transit to halt operations for running its luxury bus line without a permit.
Charles Clover / Financial Times:
Huawei launches Lite OS, an operating system for the Internet of Things  —  Huawei launches ‘internet of things’ operating system  —  Huawei, the Chinese telecoms group, has launched an operating system designed to work exclusively with internet connected objects — from cars to watches to toothbrushes …
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.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Stripe is in talks to raise at a $5B valuation, just seven months after its last round that valued the company at $3.5B  —  Stripe to Land $5 Billion Valuation in New Investment  —  In Silicon Valley, the rich keeping get richer.  —  Stripe, the online payments company …
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Wall Street Journal:
NetApp to Lay Off 500 Workers in Restructuring  —  Move follows disappointing results for April quarter, weak projections for current period  —  NetApp Inc. is laying off about 500 workers as the data storage specialist grapples with internal and external problems that hurt results in its fourth fiscal quarter.

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