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June 24, 2016, 8:25 PM

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David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: smaller HTC Nexus will have 5-inch 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, 2770mAh battery, 12MP rear and 8MP front camera, quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit CPU  —  It's that time everybody: Nexus season.  While the last substantive pieces of Nexus information we could share popped up nearly two months ago …
Ina Fried / Recode:
Apple clarifies differential privacy will be opt-in for iOS 10; data collected for user-added local dictionary words, emojis, deep links, lookup hints in notes  —  “Differential privacy” is Apple's way of collecting data without being totally creepy.  —  After years of touting itself …
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.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: Google is building a live support app with screen-sharing for Nexus devices  —  A long-standing gap in the Nexus device feature-set for “normal” buyers has been live on-device support.  In the event you need help setting up your Nexus smartphone - a smartphone you bought on the internet …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
In latest update, Oculus removes DRM that prevented porting Rift games to other VR headsets, says it will not use hardware checks as part of DRM on PC anymore  —  News breaks not from official announcement, but from discovery by workaround dev.  —  What a difference an Internet uproar can make.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.

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