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June 30, 2015, 11:50 PM

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Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Apple Music first look: rich in features, smooth iTunes integration with good curated suggestions, but has no lyrics and is complicated  —  Apple Music First Look: Rich, Robust — But Confusing  —  Paid streaming music has arrived on Planet Apple, where it was regarded as unworthy for years.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 With Apple Music and Beats 1 Support  —  Apple today released iTunes 12.2 for OS X Yosemite users, introducing desktop support for the new Apple Music service.  Launched today as part of iOS 8.4, Apple Music lets iTunes users to listen to on-demand music …
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Leaked iPhone 6S casing photos reveal nearly identical external appearance to the iPhone 6; dual-lens camera unlikely  —  Revealed: iPhone 6S will look nearly identical outside, but expect numerous changes inside [Gallery]  —  For fall 2015, Apple is preparing an “S” iPhone upgrade …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
FISA Court rules that 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong, NSA can temporarily resume bulk data collection for the next five months  —  Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection  —  WASHINGTON — The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Departing CEO Dick Costolo says going public accelerated short-term thinking at Twitter  —  Next Twitter boss faces complex challenges, says departing Dick Costolo  —  In interview before his last day in job, CEO says going public accelerated short-term-thinking, and regulation would pose threat to free speech
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg discusses virtual and augmented reality, how Facebook will use AI to understand what people share, more  —  Zuck Details How Artificial Intelligence Will Show You The Perfect Facebook Posts  —  What's Facebook working on in its three AI labs?
Michael Yamartino / Pinterest Blog:
Pinterest rolls out Buyable Pins today along with “Shop our picks” category in the US for iPhones and iPads  —  Buyable Pins start rolling out today!  —  Video of Introducing buyable Pins!  —  Earlier this month, we announced buyable Pins—the simple, secure way to buy your favorite products on Pinterest.
Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal:
Apple loses federal appeal in e-books case and is expected to pay $450M, mostly to e-book buyers  —  Apple Loses Federal Appeal in E-Books Case  —  iPhone maker is expected to pay $450 million, most of it to e-book buyers  —  A federal appeals court upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple Inc. liable …
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Cisco to buy cybersecurity firm OpenDNS in $635m deal  —  The deal will give Cisco better visibility into the security and threat landscape.  —  Cisco has announced its intention to purchase threat protection security firm OpenDNS in a deal worth $635 million.
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
PushBullet overhauled on mobile and desktop with new messaging-focused features  —  PushBullet, an app that lets you move files easily between different devices or send them to friends, has rolled out a full overhaul of its mobile, desktop and browser-based apps.
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Trucker Path raises $20M Series A to connect independent big rig drivers with shipping brokers  —  This App Keeps Truckers Rolling In An On-Demand World  —  Trucker Path started as a crowdsourced information hub for truckers, but it's about to become a marketplace with the potential to shake up how commercial shippers get paid.
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Natt Garun / The Next Web:
Facebook Messenger payments are now available to everyone in the US  —  With the help of former PayPal president David Marcus, Facebook first rolled out its payment platform on Messenger last month for users in New York City.  Today, the feature is now available to all users in the US.
Tim Hornyak / PCWorld:
Companies update software for leap second after the last occurrence in 2012 led to some service outages  —  Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for ‘leap second’  —  Just before the stroke of midnight Tuesday Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), computerized clocks around the world …

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