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June 24, 2016, 12:05 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter starts rolling-out Foursquare-powered location-tagged tweet feeds on iOS  —  Finally Twitter will let you see tweets from a specific place, like a business, sports stadium, or music festival.  After a reader tipped us off, Twitter confirmed to TechCrunch it's now rolling out this big …
Wikimedia blog:
Wikimedia Foundation appoints Katherine Maher, earlier its Chief Communications Officer, as Executive Director  —  It is our great pleasure to share that during the Board meeting at Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, we unanimously voted to appoint Katherine Maher as Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.
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.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers find Chrome vulnerability that may allow hackers to download videos from streaming sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime  —  For years Hollywood has waged a war on piracy, using digital rights management technologies to fight bootleggers who illegally copy movies and distribute them.
More: Gizmodo
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Comcast, Alarm.com acquire and split up IoT firm Icontrol; Alarm.com to pay $140M for Connect and Piper interactive security and home automation business units  —  The main business Comcast is acquiring is Icontrol's Converge software platform, which currently powers the Xfinity Home touch-screen panel and back-end servers.

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