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June 27, 2015, 11:55 AM

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Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Evernote, LinkedIn, and Uber are succeeding in China by playing by the government's rules  —  A new wave of US internet companies is succeeding in China—by giving the government what it wants  —  Facebook found itself shut out from China in 2009.  Twitter got blocked the same year.
David Michaels / Bloomberg Business:
SEC allows startups raising up to $50M to tweet about stock or debt offering to gauge interest among potential investors  —  SEC Approves Tweeting by Startups to Test Investor Interest  —  Trying to figure out how many investors might want to fund your small business?  Go ahead and tweet about it.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Intuit lays off 399 people, about 5% of the company's staff  —  Intuit Lays Off 399 Employees In Company Realignment  —  Intuit has confirmed to TechCrunch that it has laid off 399 people, or just under 5 percent of the company's roughly 8,000 employees, in a re-alignment of the company.
More: Reuters and bizjournalsThanks:@mattlynley
Bloomberg Business:
Uber launches UberBOAT ferry service in Istanbul with rides starting at 50 liras, about $19  —  Uber Crosses Continents With Istanbul Water-Taxi Service  —  Ships pass along the Bosphorus strait past the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge between the continents of Europe, top, and Asia in Istanbul.
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
The Yemeni Cyber Army is likely an Iranian government-run operation  —  Meet The Mysterious New Hacker Army Freaking Out The Middle East  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The first tweets appeared on April 14.  The website of Al Hayat, a pro-Saudi newspaper, had been hacked, its front page replaced …
Peter Elkind / Fortune:
Instead of hardening security defenses, Sony Pictures focused on offending North Koreans less, and was more afraid of security costs than risks  —  Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 2  —  We will take “a merciless counter-measure.”  —  On June 17, leaked emails show …
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Instacart lets some retailers collect personal data on customers if the user opts in, starting with Whole Foods  —  Instacart is asking its customers to do something new  —  Grocery delivery service Instacart recently premiered a new feature asking users to share their personal data and shopping histories with retailers.
Tom's Guide:
In 6 of 9 real-world tests and benchmarks, Samsung Galaxy S6 outperforms LG G4 and iPhone 6  —  The Samsung Galaxy S6 Is The World's Fastest Smartphone  —  A fast phone shouldn't just score well in benchmarks.  It should deliver swift, everyday performance, too, whether it's opening a large file …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Benchmarks show iPhone performance drops by about 40% when iOS 9's Low Power mode is activated  —  Benchmarks Show iPhone Performance Difference When iOS 9's Low Power Mode is Activated  —  With iOS 9, Apple introduced a Low Power mode, designed to extend battery life when an iPhone's power is running low.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Twitter VP of Corporate Development and Strategy Rishi Garg is leaving the company  —  Twitter's VP of Corporate Development is leaving  —  Rishi Garg, Twitter's Vice President of Corporate Development, is leaving the company after joining in May 2014.  —  Even though he wasn't at Twitter …

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