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June 11, 2015, 4:10 AM

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Xiaoyun Zhang / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter simplifies blocking multiple accounts by letting users share and import block lists  —  Sharing block lists to help make Twitter safer  —  Today we're making it possible to share block lists on twitter.com.  This new, advanced feature makes blocking multiple accounts easy, fast and community driven.
Kellex / Droid Life:
Sources: New Nest Cam is a slimmed down version of Dropcam; new app has updated UI, slide-down menu, button-heavy interface  —  This is the Nest Cam and the New Nest App for Android  —  You know that story from earlier today that suggested Nest may unveil a new wireless camera at next week's event?
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Google creates and funds Sidewalk Labs, a startup developing and incubating tech to improve urban life, headed by former deputy mayor of NYC Daniel L. Doctoroff  —  Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living  —  Google's ambitions and investments …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
iOS 9 code hints 1080p, 240fps, flash coming to iPhone FaceTime cameras  —  Code found in the first iOS 9 developer betas reveals that Apple is planning to support some significant camera features and upgrades with the new software version.  Presumably planned for the next iPhone hardware version …
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Video game console maker Ouya in talks to be acquired by Razer  —  Video game console maker Ouya is in negotiations to sell itself, possibly to Razer  —  The company, whose app store was pitched as the go-to place for small and independent developers, is negotiating for all employees to remain with the company after the sale.
Jessica Conditt / Engadget:
Twitch rolls out a private-message system called Whisper  —  Psst.  We heard something about Twitch that you might enjoy.  Lean in.  A little closer.  A little closer.  Perfect: You can now send private messages to friends on Twitch, even if your buddies are watching different streams than you at the time.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Marriott to offer guests Netflix at no extra cost at all properties by the end of 2016  —  Marriott is letting guests watch Netflix on their hotel TV  —  Netflix subscribers staying at Marriott hotels in the US will soon be able to log in to their Netflix accounts just like at home.
Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google:
Gmail for Android now has Oauth support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts  —  Google killed its stock email app in favor of Gmail with the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, but they also made it possible to connect email accounts from other providers including Microsoft and Yahoo.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Messenger platform gets its first game with Doodle Draw, a Draw Something clone  —  Facebook's Messenger Platform Gets Its First Game  —  Facebook Messenger's quest to own all the ways you connect with friends is now expanding to games.  Today I spotted “Doodle Draw Game” …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google on iOS and Android can now use geolocation to answer “When does this restaurant open?” or “How long is this river?”  —  [WATCH] Google's Amazing Location-Aware Search Finds Answers About Nearby Places  —  How tall is that tower in front of you?
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
State sponsored sophisticated attack Duqu 2.0 penetrated Kaspersky network, tapped Iran nuke talks  —  Stepson of Stuxnet stalked Kaspersky for months, tapped Iran nuke talks  —  Hacker group used a “zero-day trampoline” to scale Kaspersky defenses.  —  Not long after blowing the lid off …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Acquires Application Management Service BlueStripe  —  Microsoft today announced that it has acquired BlueStripe, an application management service that helps enterprises monitor and troubleshoot applications that have been deployed across different operating systems, data centers and cloud environments.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
iOS 9 lets app developers make ad blockers for Safari  —  Ad blocking extensions have been possible on Safari for Mac for a long time, but plugin architecture for Safari on iOS is much more limited.  With iOS 9, Apple has added a special case of extension for ad blockers.

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