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June 17, 2016, 12:45 PM

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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 …
Leslie Hook / Financial Times:
Uber says it has reached profitability in all of its developed markets, claims China accounts for one third of its daily trips  —  Uber says it has now reached profitability in all its developed markets, underscoring the business case for the new ride-hailing models that are disrupting the transportation industry.
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 …
Bloomberg:
Salesforce was a rival suitor for LinkedIn, says Benioff; sources say LinkedIn reached out to Microsoft  —  Microsoft agreed to buy networking website for $26.2 billion  —  Salesforce competes with Microsoft in corporate cloud software  —  Salesforce.com Inc. was a rival potential bidder …
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
Asus announces ZenPad Z8 7.9-inch tablet for $250, with Snapdragon 650 SoC, exclusive to Verizon, available for pre-order now, shipping June 23  —  As a part of Asus' continued commitment to the tablet market today Asus is launching a new tablet for Verizon, called the ZenPad Z8.
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Twitter will now let advertisers target users based on the emoji they have tweeted  —  It's Exactly What You Think It Is  —  Advertisers will either cry with laughter or happiness following Twitter's announcement of emoji based-targeting.  —  The company's move is in time for next month's World Emoji …
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Marc Andreessen forecasts a surge in M&A in tech in 2016 and 2017, is seeing more M&A in the pipeline than in last four years  —  Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen spoke at the Bloomberg Technology conference this afternoon, and he said he expects far more M&A than the tech industry has seen in recent years.
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Davey Alba / Wired:
Facebook Messenger's home tab on mobile now organizes the app into recent messages, favorites, active users, messages awaiting a response, and birthdays  —  Facebook wants to make Messenger the app to anchor a post-app Internet that lets you do everything within a chat.  Need an Uber?
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Nonprofit Crisis Text Line counseling service receives $23.8M in grants, led by Reid Hoffman with Steve Ballmer, Pierre Omidyar, others participating  —  Crisis Text Line, a free, around the clock text-messaging support line for people in crisis, is getting a massive new round of grants …

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