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June 3, 2016, 10:20 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook to shut down its Notify app for news alerts, will absorb the app's technology into Messenger and other products  —  Facebook is shutting down Notify, the 7-month-old app that let you subscribe to push notifications from your favorite publishers.  More than 70 partners used the app …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi announces Mi Band 2 water-resistant activity tracker, with heart-rate monitor, display, 20-day battery, on sale in China June 7 for about $23  —  Xiaomi just unveiled a brand new wearable device, the Mi Band 2.  Despite the name, it's the company's third fitness tracking device after the Mi Band and Mi Band Pulse.
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Sources: Apple Display with an integrated external GPU will not be announced at WWDC  —  An external GPU (eGPU)-powered Apple Display won't be among the things announced at WWDC 2016.  —  There'd been some speculation on Twitter and rumor reports about Apple possibly introducing a display with an integrated eGPU.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Snapchat has 150M daily active users, higher than Twitter's estimated 140M  —  The four-year-old messaging app is said to have 150 million people using it each day.  —  Snapchat Inc. has 150 million people using the service each day, said people familiar with the matter.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google launches business-friendly tool that tests your website mobile-friendliness & page speed  —  Google announced on the Google Small Business blog that they have released a new landing page to test your website's mobile-friendliness and page speed for desktop and mobile all in one place.
Jenna McLaughlin / The Intercept:
FBI Kept Demanding Email Records Despite DOJ Saying It Needed a Warrant  —  The secret government requests for customer information Yahoo made public Wednesday reveal that the FBI is still demanding email records from companies without a warrant, despite being told by Justice Department lawyers …
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Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Pebble's $99 Core music-streaming keychain fitness tracker will integrate Amazon's Alexa  —  The keychain computer will have Amazon's assistant.  But Pebble first tested human concierges doing “anything that's legal” for users  —  Last week the smart watch company Pebble announced …
Max Ciociola / Musixmatch Blog:
Musixmatch lyric service ends its partnership with Spotify and will focus on its stand-alone product and business model  —  The partnership between Musixmatch and Spotify began in 2011, when they launched in the App store  —  We immediately had an incredible amount of success …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases new build of iOS 9.3.2 for 9.7-inch iPad Pro after initial update bricked some tablets  —  Apple today released a new version of iOS 9.3.2 that's specific to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, presumably resolving an issue that caused some iPad Pro devices to become bricked after installing the original iOS 9.3.2 update.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: BitTorrent to spin off Sync, its file sharing product, into separate company, will rebrand product as Connect with focus on enterprise  —  BitTorrent Inc. is saying good-bye to Sync, the file synchronization tool once pitched as an alternative to Dropbox and similar services.
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