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May 25, 2017, 9:20 PM

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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
T-Mobile's Digits, which lets users make/take calls with same phone number on all their devices, launches on May 31 for free, with a second line costing $10/mo.  —  T-Mobile's DIGITS, which allows subscribers to mix & match with multiple numbers across multiple devices, is rolling it to all its customers from May 31.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Readdle brings cross-app drag and drop to Spark, Documents, PDF Reader/Expert, and Scanner Pro for iPads supporting Split View  —  In my iOS 11 wish list for iPad and concept video, I focused on system-wide drag & drop - a feature that could reshape how iPad users move documents and data between apps.
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Lauren Kern, executive editor at New York magazine, is leaving to become first-ever editor in chief of Apple News  —  THE PRESS FREEDOM INCIDENT TRACKERS MUST REALLY BE WORKING OVERTIME THESE DAYS!  We shouldn't even joke, because there's nothing funny about this incident.
Walt Mossberg / Recode:
Mossberg's final column: AI, AR/VR, smart homes, wearables, robotics, drones, and self-driving cars will lead to the computer inside fading into the background  —  Tech was once always in your way.  Soon, it will be almost invisible.  —  Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary …
Marty Swant / Adweek:
Kik announces Kin, its own cryptocurrency built on top of the Ethereum network, which will be used as the app's primary transaction currency  —  It gives marketers an alternative to Google and Facebook  —  With hopes of boosting user and brand engagement while also decentralizing …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Judge orders Uber to hand over to Waymo unredacted term sheet with Otto  —  Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley ordered Thursday that Uber needs to hand over to Waymo, by the end of the day, the full, unredacted term sheet between Uber and Otto.  Corley ultimately decided there was no basis …
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Lyft begins offering luxury cars, labelled Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV, in Chicago, LA, NYC, SF, and San Jose with plans to add 15+ more  —  Lyft is getting into the higher-end ride hailing game with Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV.  These are black car offerings similar to the service …

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