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June 15, 2016, 6:30 PM

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Gawker:
200+ page dossier on Donald Trump allegedly authored by Democratic strategist Warren Flood leaks a day after Washington Post reported the DNC had been hacked  —  A 200+ page document that appears to be a Democratic anti-Trump playbook compiled by the Democratic National Committee …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Fleksy announces its team is joining Pinterest, its keyboard app will remain in App Store, and it plans to open source some of its technology for the blind  —  Pinterest announced today that it has acquired the team behind the smart keyboard app Fleksy.  The visual search engine company is not picking up the technology.
Shirley Halperin / Billboard:
Q&A with Apple's Iovine, Reznor, Cue, and Kondrk on Apple Music, Beats 1, and YouTube's “disingenuous” business model, and more  —  Eddy Cue, Apple senior vice president of internet software and services, helps introduce the new iOS software at an Apple event …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple to disable plug-ins like Flash, Java, Silverlight, and Quicktime by default in Safari 10, to focus on HTML5 content  —  In Safari 10, set to ship with macOS Sierra, Apple plans to disable common plug-ins like Adobe Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime by default in an effort to focus …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
AT&T brings WiFi calling to Android phones, starting with LG's G4, seven months after introducing it to iOS devices  —  AT&T is bringing Wi-Fi calling to Android devices, starting first with LG's G4.  The company introduced the feature for iOS devices last October …
Morgen Peck / Backchannel:
Profile of Vitalik Buterin, inventor of Ethereum, the cryptocurrency rivaling Bitcoin and inspiring a movement  —  Vitalik Buterin invented the world's hottest new cryptocurrency and inspired a movement—before he'd turned 20.  —  I met Vitalik Buterin for the first time in Miami, during a Bitcoin conference in 2014.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sapho, makers of single-purpose enterprise “micro apps”, raises $9.5M Series A led by Alsop Louie  —  We are in the middle of a major wave of startups building software to improve workplace productivity; now a company focused on making legacy enterprise apps more useful (and used) …
More: VentureBeat and SiliconANGLETweets: @msuster and @jlanzone
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Meerkat stealth launched its new group video chat app, Houseparty, in February  —  The company took a stealth approach this time to promoting its app.  —  Meerkat is back to try this video startup thing a second time.  —  Meerkat, the former SXSW darling that abandoned …

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