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June 28, 2016, 4:10 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.
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.
Adam Jourdan / Reuters:
New Chinese rules for mobile app developers require user verification with real-name registration and preservation of user activity logs for 60 days  —  China has tightened rules for mobile app developers including requiring real-name registration and preserving users' activity logs …
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 …
Noah Pepper / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter launches Twitter Dashboard, an iOS and desktop app to help businesses manage their accounts, now in beta  —  For businesses, Twitter is a place to share news, tell stories, and have conversations that support, educate, and delight their customers.  It's a place for authentic interactions …
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 …
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.
More: BloombergThanks:@lexnfx
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
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 …
Oliver Suess / Bloomberg:
Siemens plans to invest $1.1B over next five years in a new startups unit focused on developing AI, decentralized electrification, blockchain apps, more  —  Next47 will operate from Berkeley, Shanghai and Munich  —  CEO Kaeser aims to foster a more nimble corporate culture
More: Fortune and Reuters

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