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June 6, 2015, 10:55 PM

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Adrian Chen / New York Times:
Inside Internet Research Agency, an army of pro-Kremlin trolls wreaking havoc on the Internet  —  The Agency … Around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 last year, Duval Arthur, director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Mary Parish, Louisiana …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
What to expect at WWDC 2015: native Apple Watch SDK, iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 focusing on core user experience, and Apple Music  —  Coming at WWDC 2015: New Apple Watch SDK, Quality-focused/refreshed iOS 9 & OS X 10.11, Apple Music  —  Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is about to kick off.
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
With App Indexing and Google Now On Tap, Google is trying to make your whole phone an interface for search  —  How Google Is Taking Search Outside the Box  —  The I/O conference had virtual reality, photos and electronic clothes.  But as always, there was search.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Apple will have a hard time competing against Google if it doesn't collect more data on users  —  Tim Cook's attacks on Google and Facebook reveal a giant problem for Apple's future  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has yet again unloaded on Silicon Valley technology companies that collect data about users.
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Cade Metz / Wired:
Overstock is preparing to offer a $25M private bond using blockchain-like technology  —  Overstock Will Issue a Private Bond Powered by Bitcoin Tech  —  Overstock.com is preparing to offer a $25 million private bond using technology that mimics the blockchain, the distributed online ledger that underpins the bitcoin digital currency.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sling TV's Web TV Subscriber Numbers Keep Growing, Now Around 250,000  —  Sling TV, the “over-the-top” service that delivers pay TV over the Web, has around 250,000 paying subscribers, according to industry executives familiar with its performance.  —  If you assume that the vast majority …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Pinterest's head of partnerships Joanne Bradford is leaving; Tim Kendall taking on some duties  —  Pinterest's Bradford Departs as Kendall Takes Over Media and Sales  —  Joanne Bradford*, the long-time media exec who Pinterest brought in to oversee advertising and media partnerships in 2013 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla CTO and Firefox OS co-founder Andreas Gal is leaving to launch an Internet of Things startup  —  Firefox OS in flux as Mozilla loses technology chief to startup  —  Andreas Gal, co-founder of Mozilla's mobile OS project, joins others from the project in a startup to link new devices to the Net.

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