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June 3, 2015, 10:30 AM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Tim Cook talks data encryption and criticizes competitors' stances on customer privacy at Washington event  —  Apple's Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy  —  Yesterday evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook was honored for ‘corporate leadership’ during EPIC's Champions of Freedom event in Washington.
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon offers free shipping to all customers on small goods without requiring a minimum order  —  Amazon Debuts Free Shipping on Small Goods Without Minimum Order  —  Not just for Prime members  —  Amazon.com Inc. is introducing free shipping on thousands of popular, smaller items …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Skype crashes after specific 8-char string is received in chat, updates released with fix  —  These 8 characters crash Skype, and once they're in your chat history, the app can't start (Update: fixed)  —  Skype users have discovered a rather nasty bug in the app.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Pinterest doesn't plan on taking a cut of retailers transactions with Buyable Pins, will instead make money promoting the pins  —  Pinterest Brings E-Commerce to Social Scrapbooking With ‘Buy It’ Button  —  Pinterest, the online social scrapbooking service, has long claimed to help people discover new things in the real world.
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Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
HomeKit documented officially by Apple, as Apple TV confirmed as gateway device  —  A new Apple support document for HomeKit has now officially confirmed our earlier report that the Apple TV would serve as a hub for HomeKit devices.  The document confirms an Apple TV is needed …
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Opendoor launches service for home buyers, enables them to browse listings, organize a site visit, even make an offer  —  Is this the future of shopping for a house?  —  Imagine selling your house almost as soon as you decide to list it, and for a fair price.
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Magic Leap announces augmented reality SDK that supports Unity and Unreal game engines, no release date given but company says “soon”  —  Magic Leap Announces Its Augmented Reality Developer Platform  —  Magic Leap wants game makers, filmmakers, and other creators …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Google demands movie studios comply with subpoenas in case against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood  —  Google demands movie studios comply with subpoenas  —  Google Inc (GOOGL.O) has asked a federal judge to require three major movie studios to comply with subpoenas it believes …
Laurie Denness / laur.ie's blog:
Comparison of SSD firmware reliability of different brands after using thousands of drives for five years  —  SSDs: A gift and a curse  —  Artur Bergman, founder of a CDN exclusively powered by super fast SSDs, has made many compelling cases over the years to use them.
Wall Street Journal:
Wireless-software firm Synchronoss Technologies explores sale worth over $2B  —  Wireless-Software Company Synchronoss Is Exploring a Sale  —  The tech company is working with Qatalyst Partners on a possible sale and could be valued at over $2 billion  —  Synchronoss Technologies Inc …
More: Reuters
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Korean E-commerce Leader Coupang To Raise $1 Billion From SoftBank At $5 Billion Valuation  —  As a Harvard undergraduate student, Bom Kim signed off on most emails with a quote from his entrepreneurial hero, SoftBank leader Masayoshi Son.  “All I had was a dream and confidence for which I had no basis …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Terbium Labs' Matchlight technology aims to find stolen data on the dark net before it is sold  —  When stolen data turns up on the dark web, this tech can find it fast  —  The team says that its new technology could have helped prevent the recent data leak at the US government's tax department.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Sprinklr acquires text analytics software provider NewBrand, its seventh purchase in 18 months  —  Sprinklr Acquires NewBrand, The $1 Billion Social Startup's Seventh Buy In 18 Months  —  Sprinklr founder Ragy Thomas believes that patience at large companies for fragmented social media partners is running out.
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