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June 9, 2016, 3:25 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.
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:
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):
Mark Bergen / Recode:
Sources: Google Play is testing an 85/15 app revenue sharing model for all subscriptions  —  Unlike Apple, the Play Store split would take effect immediately.  —  On Wednesday, Apple detailed major shake-ups coming to its powerful app store.  Those include a new revenue sharing model …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
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.

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