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June 19, 2015, 4:05 PM

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Amaryllis Fox / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter tests place and product pages that feature reviews, pricing, and buy buttons, as well as collections to curate products and places  —  Testing new ways to make it easier to discover products and places  —  Every month, millions of people Tweet about what they love: products they buy …
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC votes in favor of giving consumers the right to block robocalls and spam text messages  —  FCC Moves to Prevent Robocalls and Spam Texts  —  Under new plan, phone carriers can block robocalls and automated text messages to cellphones and landlines  —  WASHINGTON—The Federal …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Google to remove nude or sexually explicit images posted online without consent from its search results when requested  —  Google to remove “revenge porn” from search results  —  SAN FRANCISCO —In a significant step to combat “revenge porn,” Google will honor requests to remove …
Emily Chang / Bloomberg Business:
Q&A with Kleiner Perkins' general partners John Doerr and Beth Seidenberg: we felt betrayed by Ellen Pao  —  Kleiner Perkins Q&A: We Felt ‘Betrayed’ by Ellen Pao  —  Two general partners at the venture capital firm speak out about the gender-discrimination lawsuit
Jeremy Horwitz / 9to5Mac:
Apple quietly pulls original iPad mini, its last non-Retina iOS device, from website and Apple Store  —  Apple quietly pulls original iPad mini from web site and Apple Store  —  Last week, above.  Today, below.  —  The original iPad mini has quietly disappeared from Apple's web site …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
OPM hack employed rare tool also used in last year's Anthem breach, which was tied to Chinese intelligence  —  U.S. employee data breach tied to Chinese intelligence  —  The Chinese hacking group suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former U.S. government employees …
More: Re/code
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
RingCentral Expands Beyond Phone Service With Glip Acquisition  —  RingCentral, a cloud-based phone and communications system for companies, will today announce a plan to expand into messaging and collaboration with the acquisition of Glip.  —  Terms are not being disclosed on the deal.
More: eWeek and No Jitter
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Pinterest hires former Apple and Facebook engineer Scott Goodson to head mobile platform and web teams  —  Pinterest Hires Former Facebooker Scott Goodson As Head Of Core Experience  —  Former Facebook and Apple engineer Scott Goodson is joining Pinterest to run the company's mobile platform and web teams …
More: ZDNet

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