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June 17, 2015, 1:30 AM

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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon is developing an app that pays ordinary people, rather than carriers, to deliver packages; no firm timetable for when the service would launch  —  Amazon Seeks Help With Deliveries  —  Web retailer mulls paying people to drop off packages amid push to cut shipping costs
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
St. Louis Cardinals investigated by FBI for breaching Astros' network; internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics, scouting reports compromised  —  St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros  —  WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
‘600 Million’ Samsung Mobiles Vulnerable To Keyboard Cracking Attack  —  Given everything that's occurred over the last two years, Android phone owners would be forgiven for thinking major manufacturers had their backs when it came to security, especially encryption.
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
SEC filing shows Y Combinator raising money for new VC fund, the Y Combinator Continuity Fund I  —  Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's hottest startup factory, has filed to raise a venture capital fund  —  Y Combinator is raising money to create a new VC fund according to forms filed with the SEC.
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Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Fairphone 2, a new modular Android smartphone, with HD 5-inch display, 2GB RAM, MicroSD and dual SIM slots, will be available in Europe in the fall, for €525  —  A peek at Fairphone's amazing new modular smartphone  —  Fairphone, the Dutch startup that's working to build a fairer smartphone …
Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Mozilla Makes A Beta Version Of Webmaker For Android Available To Download From Google Play  —  Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter.  The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
TWC says it can bring gigabit internet to LA with D3.1 technology, which allows cable operators to deliver multi-gigabit speeds on hybrid fiber/coax networks  —  TWC ‘Well-Positioned’ to Bring 1-Gig Across L.A.  —  City Seeking Partners to Deliver 1-Gig, WiFi, Free Internet Tier
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Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Comparison shopping engine Connexity buys PriceGrabber, making it the second-largest retail lead generator behind Google  —  Connexity Buys PriceGrabber In CSE Consolidation  —  Company says the merger makes it second largest retail lead generator, behind Google.
David Morgan / Reuters:
Amazon says federal rules, not state or local, should regulate unmanned aerial systems ahead of oversight committee hearing Wednesday  —  Amazon insists federal rules apply to U.S. deliveries by drone  —  Amazon.com, seeking to bolster its efforts to deliver products via drone …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Techstars acquires UP Global, operator of Startup Weekend and Startup Next  —  Techstars and Up Global have long been joined at the hip, both founded with the mission to support and empower entrepreneurs.  —  In fact, the very idea for the 54-hour Startup Weekend bootcamps …

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