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June 24, 2016, 1:30 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 for dynamic pricing during demand surges  —  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 …
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 and 9to5Google
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.
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm files a patent infringement lawsuit in China against Meizu  —  U.S. company files suit against Meizu Technology in Beijing  —  First test after winning agreement to charge licensing fees  —  Qualcomm Inc., the largest mobile phone chipmaker, is filing a lawsuit in Beijing …
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.
Ina Fried / Recode:
Apple clarifies that differential privacy will be opt-in, won't start until iOS 10  —  “Differential privacy” is Apple's way of collecting data without being totally creepy.  —  After years of touting itself as the company that didn't access its users data, Apple has finally acknowledged …
 

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