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June 16, 2015, 10:55 AM

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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.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Uber failed to win delivery deals with Apple, Starbucks as its push into logistics proves costly and complex  —  The $50 Billion Question: Can Uber Deliver?  —  Investors are counting on Uber to upend the delivery business much as it has for taxis, but progress has been slow so far
Jon Gertner / Fast Company:
Behind the scenes at US Digital Service and 18F, part of Obama's new digital corps which is attracting top Silicon Valley talent  —  Inside Obama's Stealth Startup  —  President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook.  Their mission: to reboot how government works.
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Adobe announces 2015 Creative Cloud updates and the new integrated Adobe Stock image service for additional fees  —  Adobe Announces 2015 Creative Cloud Updates, New Integrated Adobe Stock Service  —  Adobe today announced that all of its Creative Cloud desktop apps, including Photoshop …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Hands-on with YouTube Gaming—Google built itself a Twitch killer  —  A slick interface, huge user base, and tons of content should have Twitch worried.  —  NEW YORK—YouTube Gaming is coming!  YouTube's Twitch Killer was announced on Friday, so we stopped by the YouTube Space in Manhattan …
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.
Ville Heiskanen / Bloomberg Business:
Fitbit raises IPO goal by 37% to $655.6M at $17-19 per share, could value it at up to $3.9B  —  Fitbit Boosts IPO Goal by Up to 37% on Health-Device Demand  —  Fitbit Inc. co-founder James Park.  Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg  —  Fitbit Inc., the maker of wearable devices …
Michelle Starr / CNET:
PlayStation Vue expands to San Francisco and Los Angeles; a la carte channels like Showtime, Fox Soccer Plus, and Machinima coming in July  —  PlayStation Vue announces a la carte service, coming to SF and LA  —  Sony's PlayStation live TV streaming service is launching tonight in new markets …
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter CFO Anthony Noto's rapid ascent at Twitter makes him a front-runner to succeed Dick Costolo as CEO  —  Twitter CFO's Ascent Creates New Power Center  —  Anthony Noto has amassed a broad range of responsibilities, emerging as a front-runner to succeed Dick Costolo
Darlene Storm / Computerworld:
UK tech firm designs system using emoji instead of PIN numbers for online banking, says they are harder to hack, easier to remember  —  Will banks allow four emojis to replace PIN numbers?  —  Smiling sun, flames, guitar, penguin... that is just one combination of emojis that a person might use …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alibaba and Foxconn in talks to invest $500M in India's Snapdeal at a $5B valuation  —  Alibaba, Foxconn in Talks to Invest $500 Million in India's Snapdeal  —  An investment by Alibaba and Foxconn could value the e-commerce startup at $5 billion

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