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June 30, 2016, 11:20 PM

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Jordan Golson / The Verge:
US NHTSA opens investigation into fatal accident involving Tesla's Autopilot mode; Tesla says it's the first fatality in 130M+ miles driven with Autopilot  —  A Tesla Model S with the Autopilot system activated was involved in a fatal crash, the first known fatality in a Tesla where Autopilot was active.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple in exploratory talks to acquire Tidal, Jay Z's streaming music service; Tidal held similar talks with Rhapsody last year  —  Sources say talks are ongoing and may not result in a deal  —  Apple Inc. is in exploratory talks to acquire Tidal, a streaming-music service run by rap mogul Jay Z …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
In letter to Apple's general counsel, Spotify says Apple won't approve app update in move to “diminish competitiveness” of Spotify on iOS  —  “We cannot stand by as Apple uses the App Store approval process as a weapon.”  —  Spotify says Apple is making it harder …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook is shutting down its Paper newsreading app on July 29th  —  Facebook is shutting down Paper, a bold reimagining of the company's flagship app for iOS that impressed critics but failed to attract a large audience, the company said today.  The app transformed the core Facebook experience …
Kwame Opam / The Verge:
Google reveals Android N will be named Nougat  —  Google announced on Snapchat today that Android N, the latest version of Android, will now go by Android Nougat.  The announcement comes after the company said at I/O last month that users could submit suggestions for the name online.
Bloomberg:
Sources: BMW, Intel, and Mobileye are working together on autonomous car technology  —  Intel Corp. is working with Mobileye NV to develop self-driving car technology for BMW AG, said people familiar with the matter.  —  Senior executives from each company will hold an event on Friday …
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
Dell discontinues its Android-based Venue tablet line, citing over-saturated market, won't offer OS upgrades to existing Venue tablets  —  Dell has discontinued Venue tablets with Android, and won't be pushing out OS upgrades to current customers  —  Dell has stopped selling Android devices …
Michael Kan / PCWorld:
Kaspersky: Android customers infected with mobile ransomware hit 136K in April 2016, nearly quadrupling from March 2015  —  Kaspersky Lab has detected a spike among its own Android users  —  The number of users infected with mobile ransomware is skyrocketing, as hackers try to expand the number of potential victims they can target.
Jeb Blount / Reuters:
Brazilian judge freezes $6.07M in Facebook bank account after WhatsApp fails to turn over messages in drug case  —  A court in Brazil on Thursday blocked 19.5 million reais ($6.07 million) in Facebook Inc funds after the U.S-based social networking company's WhatsApp messaging service failed …
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