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June 10, 2016, 2:50 PM

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Gawker files for bankruptcy, sources say it already has a firm bid from Ziff Davis for under $100M, will fight Thiel/Hogan case and continue operations  —  Gawker and Nick Denton say they won't pay Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel $140 million.  —  Peter Thiel is getting closer to his goal …
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 …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Intel wins contract to supply modem chips for some iPhones  —  Qualcomm to remain provider of chips in China, Verizon phones  —  Qualcomm CEO had said he expected major customer to diversify  —  Apple Inc.'s next iPhone will use modems from Intel Corp., replacing Qualcomm Inc. chips …
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 …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
“Bluetooth 5” spec coming next week with 2x more range and 4x better speed  —  New standard also aims to expand usefulness of wireless beacons.  —  Bluetooth 5.0, the latest version of the ubiquitous wireless standard, is set to be announced on June 16 according to an e-mail sent by Bluetooth SIG Executive Directory Mark Powell.
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.
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.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:

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