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June 7, 2016, 3:40 PM

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Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Sources: Samsung is considering two new phones with bendable OLED screens, could be unveiled as soon as MWC in Feb. 2017; one model could unfurl into a tablet  —  One model said to have screen that folds like cosmetic compact  —  Samsung said to plan releasing Note 7, skipping a generation
Charles Piller / STAT:
Former employees of Alphabets's Verily life sciences division say its signature projects are plagued by serious scientific shortcomings  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google employees, squeezed onto metal risers and standing in the back of a meeting room, erupted in cheers …
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Behind the scenes of Code Conference, which provides a safe cocoon for the tech elite, and leaves outlandish presumptions unchallenged  —  At 9 p.m. on a Wednesday night, at an exclusive resort along the California coast, Elon Musk blew a lot of millionaires' minds.
Stefan Etienne / TechCrunch:
Twitter makes it easier for developers to embed timelines into their web apps or CMS  —  For developers and publishers, organizing and embedding multiple Twitter timelines is often a calculated effort,but this morningthe social network has added three new ways to make it easier.
Dan Graziano / CNET:
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: durable build is nice and has largest battery Samsung's ever put in a phone, but the design suffers from a cheap look and feel  —  Everyone says that the two biggest things they want in a smartphone are a tough screen that won't break, and super-long battery life.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Helpshift raises $23M led by Microsoft, Salesforce for a chat tool that helps with CRM in apps  —  As more of our day-to-day services make the shift to digital platforms, a startup that has built a customer care tool to help us through some of the pain points in mobile apps has closed a Series B round of funding.
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Snowden doc from 2010 shows UK's MI5 reporting difficulties in making sense of the mass troves of surveillance data, warning of potential intelligence failure  —  A secret report warned that British spies may have put lives at risk because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HTC Vive is now shipping in 24 countries with delivery in two to three days, and demo units expanding to more Microsoft, GameStop, and Micro Center stores  —  The HTC Vive virtual reality headset is now shipping in 24 countries, with delivery in about two or three business days.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
In redesigned Snapchat app, Live Stories show alongside publishers' stories on both the Stories and Discover page, and you can subscribe to favorite channels  —  Snapchat is redesigning the Stories page in an effort to boost views of publishers' content — and to help build the advertising business …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Sprightly app lets you create professional designs from your smartphone  —  Microsoft is taking on Adobe Spark Post and startups like Canva with its new app Sprightly, available today on iOS.  Similar to its competitors, the app promises an easy way for smaller businesses …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Twitter officially announces Material Design revamp of its Android app  —  After A/B testing for the past few weeks, Twitter has officially announced the redesign of its Android app.  Version 6. does not add any new functionality, but offers a much cleaner and better organized Twitter experience …

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