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June 6, 2016, 7:40 PM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
T-Mobile to offer one share of its stock to customers with option to earn more, as well as other freebies like movie tickets and free Gogo inflight Wi-Fi time  —  The wireless carrier says customers will get freebies such as free pizza, inflight Wi-Fi access and even shares of its stock.
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
E.W. Scripps Co. buys podcast streaming app Stitcher from Deezer for $4.5M  —  Podcast app will operate under Scripps' Midroll Media unit after $4.5 million acquisition  —  Media company E.W. Scripps Co. has continued its push into podcasting with the acquisition of Stitcher for $4.5 million in cash.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Cortana arrives on Xbox One for preview members  —  Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox One update for its preview members today, and it includes access to Cortana for the first time.  While Microsoft had originally planned to introduce Cortana for Xbox One last year, the company delayed …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Blizzard announces it's integrating Facebook Live into all of its PC games for gameplay streaming  —  Blizzard Entertainment and Facebook have teamed up to weave Facebook identity and social networking services into the enormously popular Overwatch PC and console video game as well as other popular Battle.net games.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches Planner, a project-management and team-scheduling tool, as part of Office 365  —  Microsoft today launched Office 365 Planner, a new project-management tool for teams.  The company will be rolling out Planner worldwide to Office 365 users, including Office 365 Enterprise E1-E5 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Former NASA chief Daniel Goldin unveils his startup, KnuEdge, after ten years in stealth, says it's raised $100M to date to build “neural chips”  —  It's not all that easy to call KnuEdge a startup.  Created a decade ago by Daniel Goldin, the former head of the National Aeronautics …
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed:
As The U.S. Exports Social Media, Its Values Lead To Culture Clashes  —  The proliferation of internet-connected mobile phones, in theory, is bringing the world together — with people continents apart talking and sharing, fueled by the sweet nectar of social apps.  But in some cases, those connections turn into collisions.
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Steve Hendrix / Washington Post:
Residential neighborhoods struggle with through traffic sent their way by navigation apps like Waze  —  When the traffic on Timothy Connor's quiet Maryland street suddenly jumped by several hundred cars an hour, he knew who was partly to blame: the disembodied female voice he could hear through …

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