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May 27, 2015, 11:01 AM

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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 …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Obama administration sides with Oracle in Supreme Court fight with Google over copyrighted Java APIs  —  Let Oracle own API's, Justice Dept tells top court in surprise filing  —  The right of companies to use key elements of computer code, known as application programming interfaces (API's) …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
New iOS bug crashes Messages app and reboots iPhones when a specific string of text is received via iMessage or SMS  —  New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix]  —  A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app, allowing a string of characters sent …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple replaces problematic OS X networking process discoveryd with mDNSResponder in new beta  —  Apple drops discoveryd in latest OS X beta following months of network issues  —  After many complaints from the developer community about poor networking performance on Yosemite …
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 …
Dashiell Bennett / Bloomberg Business:
Brick and mortar retailer Hot Topic to buy ThinkGeek parent company Geeknet for $122M in cash and stock  —  One of the Biggest Tech IPOs of All Time Is Getting Bought by a Teen Clothing Store  —  From hardware company to e-tailer  —  Hot Topic, the fashion staple of suburban malls everywhere …
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.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
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