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June 1, 2018, 2:10 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect at Apple's WWDC next week: focus on digital health, ARKit 2.0, small changes to iOS, deeper Mac-iOS integration, and no Mac or iPad hardware  —  - Company will outline software roadmap for the next year  — Tech giant to more tightly integrate Mac, iPhone software
SV Angel:
SV Angel no longer raising funds for seed rounds; Ron and Topher Conway will invest their personal money at $25K-$100K per company and co-manage existing funds  —  The investing ecosystem has gone through significant changes over the last 10 years.  When we started SV Angel, there were just a handful of funds investing in seed rounds.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft announces an update for Microsoft Launcher for Android letting parents track kids' location, and MSN Kids, a new curated news website for children  —  Microsoft is launching an update to its Android launcher today that gives parents the ability to track their kids' location.
Byron Kaye / Reuters:
Amazon will require Australians to use its Australian site instead of its US site due to new 10% sales tax on imported goods effective July 1  —  SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will force Australians to use its Australian website instead of its much larger U.S. site …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo announces deal with Fiat Chrysler to add 62K minivans to its upcoming robotaxi service and begins discussions on selling self-driving cars to people  —  Google spinoff orders 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans  —  The size of Waymo's fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans just got radically bigger.
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Ticketfly goes offline and says it has been the target of a cyber incident after hacker defaces site and boasts of getting access to customer and employee info  —  Events ticketing company Ticketfly has been compromised by a digital attack, according to an announcement today on Twitter.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Hello Alfred, which uses existing on-demand services to automate weekly chores, raises $40M Series B  —  New York-based chore wizard Hello Alfred is about expand its mission to make life easier, one to-do list at a time.  The company commands a small army of thoroughly trained home helpers …
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Pew Research study of US teen internet usage finds 85% say they use YouTube, 72% use Instagram, 69% use Snapchat, while only 51% say they use Facebook  —  And Facebook continues to fall, according to Pew Research Center  —  Teenagers are more interested than ever in YouTube, home to the world's growing influencer and vlogger base.
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the ways nonprofits and tech companies are trying to get girls interested in cybersecurity, with camps, contests, Girl Scout badges, and courses  —  Nonprofits and tech companies are trying to get younger girls interested in fighting cybercrime  —  There is a shortage of workers …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Gaming platform Roblox launches Roblox Education, offering a free curriculum to teachers and more, says it has 60M+ MAUs and paid $30M to its creators last year  —  Roblox, the massively multiplayer online game favored by the under 13 crowd, is following in Minecraft's footsteps with a move into the education market.

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