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May 23, 2015, 4:35 AM

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David Faber / CNBC:
Sources: Microsoft offered to pay $55B for Salesforce, but Marc Benioff wanted $70B; talks ended in early May  —  Microsoft, Salesforce talks fizzled over price: Sources  —  Microsoft and Salesforce.com had significant talks earlier this spring about a purchase of Salesforce by Microsoft …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 to bring quality focus, smaller apps, legacy iPhone/iPad support, and better security with new Trusted Wi-Fi and Rootless features  —  iOS 9 & OS X 10.11 to bring ‘quality’ focus, smaller apps, Rootless security, legacy iPhone/iPad support
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon sends out invites to Etsy sellers for new “Handmade” marketplace  —  Amazon Targets Etsy With ‘Handmade’ Marketplace  —  E-commerce giant sends invite to Etsy sellers touting handcrafted-goods marketplace  —  Having vanquished scores of brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon.com Inc. has a new target: Etsy Inc.
Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Senate blocks USA Freedom Act and extensions to key provisions of Patriot Act, will reconvene May 31, just hours before expiration  —  Senate blocks extension of Patriot Act provisions  —  WASHINGTON - Three key sections of the Patriot Act are set to expire on June 1 unless the Senate resolves …
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Florida Agency Classifies Uber Driver As Employee, Says He Is Eligible For Unemployment  —  The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says former Uber driver Darrin McGillis was an employee of the company — not an independent contractor.  —  BuzzFeed News
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Sources: Snapchat is investing in maker of shopping app Spring  —  Snapchat Is Investing in Shopping App Spring  —  Another day, another messaging app that wants to explore e-commerce.  —  Snapchat, the popular messaging app that is also dabbling in media, is investing in the maker of Spring …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Food delivery startup Munchery closing $85M funding round led by SherpaVentures and Menlo Ventures that would value it at $300M  —  Munchery Valued at About $300 Million Amid Food Fight  —  Munchery is the latest food-delivery startup to raise cash from hungry venture capitalists.
Nina Strochlic / The Daily Beast:
Uber is dodging compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act by claiming it's a technology company, not a transportation service  —  Uber: Disability Laws Don't Apply to Us  —  Is Uber letting its drivers dodge The Americans With Disabilities Act?  —  Sometimes it slips Kristin Parisi's mind that she's disabled.

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