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June 9, 2016, 4:10 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Larry Page has invested over $100M in flying-car startup Zee.Aero, also backs competing firm Kitty Hawk  —  With Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk, the Google co-founder looks to the skies.  —  Three years ago, Silicon Valley developed a fleeting infatuation with a startup called Zee.Aero.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Lenovo announces $499 Phab 2 Pro smartphone, the first consumer device with Google Tango AR tech, featuring 6.4-inch display, 16MP camera, available September  —  Lenovo is today announcing a new range of smartphones that will be coming to the US later this year.
Akshay Kannan / Official Android Blog:
Google is rolling out Nearby feature on Android, which notifies you about relevant apps, websites, and more based on your location  —  The Play Store offers over one million apps - many of which are created to be used in specific locations or situations.  The right app at the right moment lets you get more done.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches a free trial of Minecraft: Education Edition for teachers to test over the summer  —  Following up on its promises from January, Microsoft today released a free trial of Minecraft Education Edition - the version of Minecraft meant for use in the classroom - to educators worldwide.
Russell Dicker / Uber Global:
Uber starts rolling out Scheduled Rides feature, starting in Seattle, which lets users request rides up to 30 days in advance  —  Since Uber's magic of “push a button and get a ride” launched 6 years ago, people have valued the ability to access rides on-demand through our app.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
New App Store policies are unclear as to whether apps that don't offer content or services qualify for subscriptions  —  From Lauren Goode's interview with Phil Schiller for The Verge, specifically regarding the new 85/15 revenue split after the first year of a subscription (italic emphasis mine):
Mark Bergen / Recode:
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Steve Kovach / Tech Insider:
Sources: Nest is working on an outdoor version of the Nest Cam and new colored variants of the Nest thermostat  —  What's next for Nest?  —  In a letter to employees obtained by The Verge, Nest's new CEO Marwan Fawaz hints at some new products coming soon.
Sarah Butler / Guardian:
Amazon starts UK fresh food delivery  —  Amazon Fresh intends to offer extensive choice, low prices and fast delivery to an initial 69 postcodes in London  —  Amazon is stepping up its battle against British supermarkets with the launch of fresh food deliveries on Thursday.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Tinder discontinues service for users under 18  —  Tinder is discontinuing use of the app for everyone under the age of 18 starting next week, according to a statement from Tinder VP of Communications Rosette Pambakian.  —  The dating app has allowed everyone 13 years of age or older to use the app since it launched back in 2012.
Meekal Bajaj / Fabric Blog:
Twitter's Fabric development suite adds DAU, MAU, and retention metrics to its mobile app  —  Just a few months ago, we launched the Fabric mobile app so you always have visibility into your app's stability and usage even on the go.  Since then, many of you have requested more functionality within …

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