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June 14, 2016, 11:55 PM

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: Russian government hackers had access to computer network of the Democratic National Committee for about a year, stole opposition research on Trump  —  Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Net neutrality and Title II win in court, as ISPs lose case against FCC  —  Appeals court decision upholds FCC's net neutrality order.  —  The broadband industry has lost its lawsuit attempting to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules and the related reclassification …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Twitter Ventures invests in SoundCloud; sources say investment is $70M in a round valuing SoundCloud at about $700M  —  Twitter wanted to buy the company a couple years ago; now it has invested $70 million instead.  —  Two years ago Twitter thought about buying SoundCloud, but ended up walking away from the music service.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook adds SMS support back to Facebook Messenger for Android after pulling it in 2012; SMS support is not currently planned for Messenger on iOS  —  Surround and conquer is Facebook's new strategy for getting people to switch from SMS to Messenger.  You can now read and send old-school text messages …
CNET:
OnePlus 3 review: excellent performance, 6GB of RAM, sharp 16MP camera, clean interface design, and fast battery charging; at $400, this is a great phone  —  With a new aluminum unibody design, the OnePlus 3 looks better than all of OnePlus' past devices (which either had a plastic or glass backing).
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Apple's app-based, device-centric approach for Siri appears less expansive than Google's and Amazon's efforts  —  More than any other company in tech, Apple prizes physical objects — expensive, perfectly designed, self-contained nuggets of aluminum and glass that you buy today, use for a couple years and replace.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Uber has hired Morgan Stanley, Barclays PLC to sell a leveraged loan of $1B-$2B to institutional investors  —  Loan would bring to some $15 billion the funds the cash-hungry ride-sharing firm has raised  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is turning to the so-called leveraged-loan market …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook now offers a Store Locator ad unit and tracks in-store visits and purchases through GPS, Wi-Fi, and a partnership with Square, with no user opt out  —  Facebook has found the Holy Grail of advertising in a set of new partnerships with point-of-sale systems like Square and Marketo …

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