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June 20, 2017, 6:30 PM

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Michael Liedtke / AP News:
Uber adds option to tip US drivers, starting in 3 cities, and other ways to earn like being paid for waiting on riders to show, as part of “180 days of change”  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time …
William Turton / The Outline:
Leaked recording reveals how Apple's Global Security team uses investigators, rigorous screening, and embeds security members in product teams to prevent leaks  —  SECRECY AT APPLE  —  Former NSA agents, secrecy members on product teams, and a screening apparatus bigger than the TSA.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google debuts AI-powered job search results in the US that tap into listings from LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, Facebook, company websites, others  —  Looking for a new job is getting easier.  Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
OnePlus 5 unveiled with Snapdragon 835, 16MP dual-camera, 8GB RAM model $539, 6GB RAM model $479, on sale online June 27, available in select popup stores today  —  After several weeks of teasing and leaks, OnePlus has today officially announced the OnePlus 5, its latest flagship smartphone.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram adds Live video replays and says Stories has 250M DAUs as of June, whereas Snapchat only had 166M DAUs as of May  —  Instagram Stories is widening its lead over Snapchat and rolling out new features to keep everyone shooting video.  Instagram Stories now has 250 million daily active users …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Apple files more claims in lawsuit against Qualcomm, accusing it of operating an “illegal business model” and seeking to void patent claims  —  IPhone maker files more claims against Qualcomm in lawsuit  —  Apple cites May Supreme Court ruling against double-dipping
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon tests Prime Wardrobe, a new service that lets customers try up to 15 pieces of clothing at a time, with bigger discounts the more they keep  —  Prime Wardrobe is currently in beta.  —  Following in the footsteps of a host of e-commerce startups, Amazon's fashion division is testing …
Alfred Ng / CNET:
South Korean web host Nayana agrees to $1M extortion fee after 153 servers hit by ransomware, after negotiating the sum down from ~$1.6M  —  WannaCry only demanded $300 from each victim.  These hackers extorted $1 million from one South Korean company.  —  Hackers appear to have pulled off …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Sources on details from WH meeting: Cook and Trump discuss immigration reform as tech pushes on H-1B visas, Google talks AI, Amazon/Palantir talk procurement  —  For many, a meeting at the White House yesterday offered a chance to push their political and business agendas.
Tony Romm / Recode:
Corin Faife / Motherboard:
Status, a messaging app and mobile browser to help users interact with apps on the ethereum network, raises $44M in its ICO  —  Starting a little before 12pm EST today, Status, a messaging app and mobile browser enabling smartphones to connect to decentralized applications on the ethereum network …
More: Cointelegraph.com NewsTweets: @shaig
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Khosla, Sam Altman, and a16z-backed Teespring, once valued at $650M, was valued at ~$11M in latest round  —  New financing dramatically cuts Teespring's valuation from $650 million as early investors Andreessen Horowitz and Khosla Ventures have stakes slashed to pennies on the dollar in the custom T-shirt marketplace.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Neighborhood social network Nextdoor says it's used in 160K neighborhoods, of which 145K are in US, and expands to Germany  —  Nextdoor, the social network that connects you with people in your neighborhood, is taking another step up in its global growth, after launching in the Netherlands and the UK last year.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Swiss encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches ProtonVPN with Tor support and free subscription tier for single device access  —  ProtonMail has officially launched its first new standalone service, three years after the company's original encrypted email service went to market.

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