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June 28, 2016, 3:25 PM

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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.
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 …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Pinterest is rolling out a shopping bag, buyable pins on web, visual search with your camera  —  Pinterest, the startup whose app lets people pin photos and other content to boards and even buy things shown in pins, today announced that the buy buttons that first appeared on the app are now coming to the web version.
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Leaked investor update doc: Lyft had record May, providing 12.7M rides that month, but volume may flatten with Austin retreat and college students heading home  —  Lyft had a record May, completing 12.7 million rides in the month, according to a leaked investor update viewed by Business Insider.
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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  —  Sidewalk Labs, a secretive subsidiary of Alphabet …
Yue Cai / Facebook Developers:
Facebook launches official Share and Save Chrome extensions and redesigns its web-embeddable Like, Share, and Follow buttons  —  Today, we're introducing several new ways for developers to help people improve their sharing and saving experience.  This includes two new Chrome extensions …

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