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June 24, 2016, 7:05 AM

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twilio stock closes at $28.53, jumping more than 90% in first day of trading  —  Twilio (TWLO) ended its first day as a public company with a bang.  Shares in the cloud communication company rose more than 90 percent to close at $28.53, a feat that beat analyst expectations and comes …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple announces it will discontinue Thunderbolt Display amid speculation that it will soon launch a 4K or 5K version  —  Apple today announced that it is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the large external display many use to connect to MacBooks or other Macs for extra screen real estate.
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber starts showing upfront fares for uberX instead of multipliers but keeps dynamic pricing  —  Surge pricing has long been Uber's Achilles' heel: during periods of excessive demand, when there are more riders than drivers, Uber increases its normal prices to encourage drivers to flood the zone.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FTC fines InMobi, a Singapore-based mobile ad firm, $950K for collecting location data of users without consent  —  InMobi ad network, which reaches more than 1 billion devices, settles FTC charges.  —  A mobile advertising company that tracked the locations of hundreds of millions …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
BitTorrent Now ad-supported music and video streaming service launches on Android, with iOS and Apple TV apps coming soon  —  Chances are, most people still think of BitTorrent as a tool to pirate the latest Game of Thrones episode — but for several years now, the company has been using …
Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces future updates to Live at VidCon: ability to go live with face filters from MSQRD, add a friend's stream to a broadcast, and schedule streams  —  Today at VidCon Facebook pre-announced three new big product updates for Facebook Live, their live-streaming platform built into Facebook.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google and Udacity launch an Android Basics course for novice coders, which costs $199/month and features input from Google experts  —  Online education company Udacity has partnered with Google to introduce a new course covering the basics of Android programming.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
YouTube announces live streaming is coming to its mobile app, available now for select creators, rolling out more broadly soon  —  YouTube announced that it is adding the capability to broadcast live video right from its mobile app.  This capability is said to be rolling out to select creators first …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Nest starts selling select Works With Nest products like Philips Hue in its Nest Store  —  Nest has taken another step to showcase its ability to be a platform by opening up its store to third-party products built off of its “Works with Nest” program.  While there are more than 100 supported products …
More: Nest and Engadget

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