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May 26, 2015, 10:25 PM

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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Vox Media acquires Re/code in all-stock deal, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher to stay at Re/code after merger  —  Vox Media Acquiring ReCode  —  ReCode, the news website led by the veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, is being acquired by Vox Media, a deal that reflects …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Re/code's reviews team of Katie Boehret, Bonnie Cha, and Lauren Goode to join Verge staff, Mossberg to write reviews, columns for both sites  —  The Verge and Recode are joining forces  —  I'm excited to announce that The Verge's parent company Vox Media is acquiring Recode …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 9 to support Force Touch with haptic feedback for iPhone 6S, feature new keyboard, Apple Pay for Canada, iMessage read receipts on contact-by-contact basis  —  iOS 9 supports ‘iPhone 6S’ Force Touch, may enhance iMessage, Keyboard & Apple Pay  —  Some of iOS 9's more important planned …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 9 Maps Transit navigation to include San Francisco, New York City, Toronto, London, Paris, and Berlin, in addition to China, at launch  —  iOS 9 Transit Maps to launch in a handful of cities in North America, Europe & China  —  While Apple plans to debut its own mass transit directions service …
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
IRS says hackers gained access to tax returns, other info of more than 100K taxpayers by targeting “Get Transcript” service and using SSNs, birth dates, more  —  APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Thieves used an online service provided …
Joe Belfiore / Blogging Windows:
Microsoft's bringing Cortana to iPhone and Android, announces Phone Companion app for Windows 10, which helps automatically sync your smartphone with your PC  —  Your Windows 10 PC will love all the devices you own  —  Whether it's a 3-year-old printer or projecting to your brand new TV with Miracast …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Snapchat's Evan Spiegel on eliminating push-to-view for videos, approaching 100M daily active users, being about “entertainment”, more  —  Snapchat's Evan Spiegel Takes the Stage at Code Conference (Liveblog)  — Snapchat considering changing or eliminating push-to-view feature.
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Smartsheet:
Smartsheet Announces Appointment of Praerit Garg as CTO  —  Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, today announced that Praerit Garg has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
Zoho:
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