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June 28, 2016, 1:15 PM

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Joshua Sabatini / The San Francisco Examiner:
Airbnb files lawsuit against city of San Francisco saying recent ordinance breaks federal law  —  Airbnb sued San Francisco on Monday over a new regulation requiring short-term rental companies to list on their websites only legal housing listings.  —  The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Cisco to acquire API-based app security startup CloudLock for $293M  —  Twilio isn't the only company banking on API-based services as the way forward for enterprises.  Today, Cisco announced it plans to pay $293 million in a mix of cash and equity to acquire CloudLock …
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents reveal Google's Sidewalk Labs is working on technologies to fix public transit in US  —  Exclusive: Documents reveal Sidewalk Labs is offering cloud software Flow to Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade bus and parking services - and bring them under Google's management
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
Facebook now has official Save and Share extensions for Chrome  —  Taking dead aim at Pocket, Facebook is releasing a ‘Save to Facebook’ extension for the Chrome browser as well as a new ‘Share’ extension.  —  Launched at F8 , the Save button lets you tuck articles away on Facebook to read later on.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Lyft hires M&A banker Qatalyst Partners, possibly seeking a sale or new funding  —  Lyft was last valued at $5.5 billion by investors including GM  —  Ride-hailing startup Lyft Inc. has hired Qatalyst Partners LP, the boutique investment bank best known for helping tech companies find a buyer …
Wall Street Journal:
Japan WhatsApp Rival Line Sets Price Range for Potential $1.1 Billion IPO  —  WhatsApp rival sets a $26.50-$31.50 per-share price range for Tokyo, New York IPO in July  —  TOKYO—Japanese messaging-app operator Line Corp. said it had set its price range for an initial public offering in Tokyo …
Susan Crawford / Backchannel:
A look at the payola deals landlords, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and developers make with ISPs  —  When building owners get kickbacks from big providers it's the tenants who lose  —  I live in an apartment.  Chances are good that you do, too: Tens of millions of Americans live …
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Wink's smart home controller can now hail a Uber cab, display Fitbit updates, and trigger IFTTT tasks  —  Wink's smart home controller is getting an update today that lets it know and do a whole lot more.  After an update, the Relay controller will be able to integrate with Uber to let you hail a cab …
Will Mason / UploadVR:
Twitter hires former Apple designer Alessandro Sabatelli as Director of VR and AR, forms a new team focused on VR and AR development  —  Until recently Twitter has appeared dormant through the rise of two of Silicon Valley's hottest technologies, augmented and virtual reality, but the company's silence appears to be drawing to a close.
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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
The temporary follow feature in Twitter Moments is indispensable when big news hits, but too hard to find  —  Two major news events unfolded this week with the kind of incremental and quickly evolving updates that made Twitter an ideal place to follow both.
Alex Pham / Billboard:
Google signs multi-year deal with LyricFind, bringing lyrics from over 4K publishers to search results; significant revenue for songwriters, publishers expected  —  Starting today, music publishers and songwriters will have a brand new source of revenue.  —  Google has signed …

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