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June 10, 2016, 4:40 AM

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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.
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter notifies users of threat after millions of usernames and passwords appear online, says credentials were not stolen from Twitter computers  —  Social media service notifies users of threat after database with usernames, passwords leaked  —  Twitter Inc. has notified millions of users …
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.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Lenovo announces flagship phones, the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force, with snap-on accessories like speakers and batteries, that attach via magnets  —  If LG and Google's Ara didn't get you excited about modularized smartphones, perhaps Lenovo's new Moto Z line will.
Andy Huang / Facebook:
Facebook rolling out ability to upload and view 360-degree photos on iOS and Android  —  We introduced photos on Facebook more than a decade ago, and they quickly became one of the main ways that people share their experiences with their friends and the world.
Pui-Wing Tam / New York Times:
Thomas Perkins, co-founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, dies at 84  —  Thomas J. Perkins, who nurtured Silicon Valley's venture capital industry into a force that helped foster the growth of companies like Google and Amazon, died Tuesday night at his home in Tiburon, Calif. He was 84.
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.
Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch:
Facebook now lets users comment with a video  —  Facebook launched video comments today, a feature that acknowledges the meteoric rise and continued growth of online video creation and consumption.  —  By 2020, internet video traffic will represent 82% of all consumer internet traffic …
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Winnie, a free app detailing facilities available for kids at over 100K locations in the US, launches on iOS  —  A new mobile app called Winnie is launching today to make parents' lives a little easier, by offering information about nearby kid-friendly places, as well as detailing what sort …
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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.
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):
Lauren Goode / The Verge:

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