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June 19, 2015, 7:05 AM

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David Pierce / Wired:
Project Lightning demotes the timeline to get to the core of Twitter: curated news and information  —  Twitter Is Killing Twitter To Save Twitter  —  Twitter isn't about a 140-character limit.  It's not about a timeline.  It's not about your joke going viral, or getting Justin Bieber to follow you by any means necessary.
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
Twitter's Project Lightning will make events easier to follow for logged-in and logged-out users  —  Twitter's Top Secret Project Lightning Revealed  —  The new tool will give the company a way to show the best of Twitter to both logged-in and logged-out users on a variety of platforms.
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Nokia to design and license smartphones in 2016 when Microsoft agreement permits it  —  Nokia CEO says to get back into phones: Manager Magazin  —  Nokia, once the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, plans to start designing and licensing handsets again once an agreement …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch 2: Apple plans FaceTime camera, iPhone-free Wi-Fi, $1000+ models, similar battery  —  Two months after the initial launch of the Apple Watch, and only a day following the device's debut at Apple Stores, sources have revealed Apple's considerations for the 2016 release of a second-generation model.
New York Times:
Fitbit shares soar in trading debut, close up 48.4% or $9.68, at $29.68  —  Fitbit Shares Surge 48 Percent in Market Debut  —  Shares of Fitbit soared in their trading debut on Thursday, even after the company priced its initial public offering above an already heightened range.
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Interview with Nuzzel CEO Jonathan Abrams on news, Twitter, Friendster, founders as CEOs, and the future of Nuzzel  —  We talked to the CEO who some people think owns the one thing Twitter needs most  —  A few days ago, the Silicon Valley investor Chris Sacca was talking on Periscope about Nuzzel, the newsgathering app.
Samsung Tomorrow:
Samsung will roll out security update to fix Galaxy keyboard vulnerability in coming days, says likelihood of successful exploits using vulnerability is low  —  Information Regarding the Keyboard Security Issue and Our Device Policy Update  —  Samsung takes all security threats very seriously.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Ellen Pao Officially Found Liable For Roughly $276,000 In Court Fees From Kleiner Perkins  —  Ellen Pao not only lost on all counts of a high-profile sexual discrimination case earlier this year, but Judge Harold Kahn has officially ordered the interim Reddit CEO to pay more than a quarter …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EFF's 2015 Data Privacy Report Lauds Apple, Dropbox, Slams Verizon  —  Digital rights organization the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its fifth annual Who has your back? report into online service providers' transparency and privacy practices when it comes to government requests for accessing user data.

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