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June 28, 2016, 2:15 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 …
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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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