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June 21, 2016, 2:40 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: this year's iPhones will be thinner with same size displays, lose headphone jack, have improved water resistance; big changes expected for 2017 models  —  Tech giant plans to break with tradition of overhauling its design every two years; headphone plug likely to disappear
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter and Vine to support 140 second videos, will share revenue with influential Vine creators  —  Vine is expanding its video limit to 140-seconds.  —  There are a lot of places you can go on your phone to watch videos — Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat are a few popular options.
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Twitter's new Engage app makes it easier for celebs to handle their fans, by filtering out some interactions  —  A decent chunk of Twitter's early success came from its adoption by major celebrities as a way to speak directly to their fans — with the occasional chance for those fans to speak back.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram doubles monthly users to 500M in 2 years, with 300M checking daily, but the rate of growth for images shared per day is slowing  —  Photos transcend language barriers, leading Instagram to hit a major milestone today, Its growth is actually accelerating over time …
Wall Street Journal:
Tencent and its partners to pay $8.6B for a majority stake in Supercell, in a deal that values the Finnish game maker at $10.2B  —  Chinese internet major's deal to buy stake from Japan's SoftBank values Supercell at $10.2 billion  —  HONG KONG—Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft brings Docker Datacenter to Azure Marketplace, shows off SQL Server in a Linux container  —  Microsoft today is announcing new capabilities for running applications in containers — an alternative to more traditional virtual machines — both on its Azure public cloud and in companies' on-premises data centers.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google will soon list possible health conditions when you search for symptoms, will start rolling out the changes on mobile in coming days  —  From sport results to maps, Google Search now shows a lot more than just 10 blue links.  Especially useful on mobile, Knowledge Graph aims …
Alexander Martin / Wall Street Journal:
SoftBank President Nikesh Arora to step down; some duties will be taken over by Ron Fisher, a current board member, and Baer Capital Partners founder Alok Sama  —  Former Google executive has been under pressure from investors  —  TOKYO—Under fire from investors, SoftBank Group Corp. President Nikesh Arora …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
FAA unveils new rules for low-altitude drones weighing less than 55 pounds, letting US firms operate drones with just a certificate and test rather than license  —  This morning the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled “Part 107,” a new set of rules to govern the use of drones by commercial operators.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr launches live video support in partnership with YouTube, YouNow and others; 15 media partners committed to publishing videos, including MTV  —  Tumblr this morning announced support for live video on its service, confirming our report from yesterday that such a move was in the works.
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Pearl, a startup with 50 Apple alumni, plans slew of devices to retrofit cars to enable latest autonomous driving capabilities, starting with a rear-view camera  —  Pearl Inc. introduces rear-view camera beginning in September  —  Startup plans to offer technology to retrofit current autos

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