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June 15, 2015, 11:50 PM

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Joe Siegrist / The LastPass Blog:
LastPass warns it was hacked, says secure vault storing user passwords was not accessed, but account email addresses, password reminders, more were compromised  —  LastPass Security Notice  —  We want to notify our community that on Friday, our team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on our network.
Will Ruben / Facebook:
Facebook launches Moments, an app to privately sync photos with friends on Android and iOS, available in US for now  —  Introducing Moments: A Private Way to Share Photos With Friends  —  With a phone at everyone's fingertips, the moments in our lives are captured by a new kind of photographer: our friends.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is building a special version of Minecraft for HoloLens  —  We got a closer look at Microsoft's HoloLens during Build in April, but the company is showing off the gaming aspects of its headset today.  Microsoft has built a new version of Minecraft specifically for its HoloLens headset.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple will share 71.5% of Apple Music revenue with music rights owners in US, average around 73% outside US, no royalties paid during trial period  —  Here's What Happens to Your $10 After You Pay for a Month of Apple Music  —  You don't have to pay anything to try Apple's new streaming music service …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Evernote CEO Phil Libin is planning to step down, and working to find his replacement  —  CEO Change Brewing at Evernote  —  Evernote CEO Phil Libin has long said he wants to build a 100-year company.  Now he's actively looking for his own replacement to take the startup into its second decade.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
OS X El Capitan preview: a series of minor, but welcome improvements  —  When Apple revealed that the next version of OS X would be called “El Capitan,” I couldn't help but laugh.  I think we all did.  I mean, here we were expecting the company to name its new operating system after another national park …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple is hiring editors to curate content for News app and work with publications to quickly surface breaking stories, according to a company job listing  —  Apple News curation will have human editors and that will raise important questions  —  Apple hasn't talked about it publicly …
Benedict Evans:
Google Play app downloads now 2x iOS, but Android users spend half as much as iOS users, up from 1/4 a year ago; Play revenues may overtake App Store this year  —  The (lack of) app store metrics  —  Apple and Google both give headline statistics of how well their respective app stores are doing …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
With buy buttons, tech giants run the risk of alienating retail partners and will face challenges integrating payments and inventory systems  —  Why ‘Buy’ Buttons Will Pose Big Challenges for Google, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter  —  One year ago, the idea of shopping directly from Google …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Zynga Acquires Mark Pincus's Incubator, Superlabs  —  Zynga has acquired Superlabs, the incubator (or “Pincubator” as Kara Swisher called it in November) founded by Zynga CEO Mark Pincus before returning to company he co-founded in April.  —  The deal, which is clearly a talent acquisition …
More: VentureBeat and GamasutraTweets: @caseynewton
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Maps Now Warns You If You Are Navigating To A Place That Will Be Closed When You Arrive  —  Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan.  In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time.  His wife tolerates him as few would.
Joey-Elijah Sneddon / OMG! Chrome!:
Google disables newer card-based bookmarks manager in Chrome, now defaults to old one  —  Google Brings Chrome's Old Bookmarks Manager Back  —  Google disables new bookmark manager — here's how to get it back  —  If you weren't a fan of the new bookmark manager in Chrome, I've got some good news for you: Google has disabled it.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google VP Neal Mohan Is Staying at Current Job, Not Departing for Dropbox  —  Last Monday, we reported that Google VP Neal Mohan was in talks with file storage company Dropbox about taking the vacant head of product role.  Those conversations have ended.  Mohan, an eight-year Google vet …

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