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June 18, 2016, 1:10 AM

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Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Apple ordered to stop iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales in Beijing, as regulator finds it violated design patent; Apple says devices are still on sale during appeal  —  Intellectual property regulator rules the design is too similar to a Chinese phone  —  BEIJING—Beijing's intellectual property regulator …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Due to objections from Apple and others, Unicode did not approve a suggested rifle emoji in the latest Unicode 9 update coming this June  —  You can currently purchase a semi-automatic rifle in a major U.S. city in just seven minutes, but don't expect to text someone a rifle emoji anytime soon.
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Hacker moved $50M+ worth of Ethereum from The DAO project into an alternative wallet; the funds are frozen and owners should be able to recover stolen funds  —  A hacker appears to have moved digital money worth more than $50 million from an experimental virtual currency project that recently raised …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Snapchat is launching Real Life, a post-per-day digital publication about living with technology, on June 27, with Nathan Jurgenson as editor in chief  —  Snapchat doesn't just care about video.  —  The company is behind a new online magazine called Real Life, which will publish roughly …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
How Marissa Mayer's spending at Yahoo to spur growth, in defiance of deals with activist investors to cut costs, led to auction of core assets, board shakeup  —  Embattled CEO failed to produce pledged savings, plunged deeper into turnaround; more room in the parking lot
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
Kickstarter paid dividends to its shareholders this spring, an unusual move for a non-public VC-backed startup  —  The company quietly made the first payment this spring and continues to say that it has no plans to go public.  —  In early March, Kickstarter quietly sent shareholders a dividend.
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Katherine Noyes / PCWorld:
Google opens dedicated machine learning research center in Zurich to focus on machine intelligence, natural language processing, and machine perception  —  It will focus primarily on machine learning  —  Google has made no secret of its AI ambitions, and on Thursday it announced the next step …
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
A detailed report of a penetration test Palantir conducted; firm says issues are now resolved  —  Palantir Technologies has cultivated a reputation as perhaps the most formidable data analysis firm in Silicon Valley, doing secretive work for defense and intelligence agencies as well as Wall Street giants.
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Daniel Frankel / FierceCable:
As pay TV provider group releases “Ditch the Box” proposal to FCC, Google-backed group calls it a delay tactic  —  A trade group backed by Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has derided the pay-TV industry's counter-proposal to an FCC plan to open cable …

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