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June 3, 2018, 4:36 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Leaked 30-second video of macOS 10.14 shows Apple News app for Mac, a dark mode, and Xcode 10  —  Developer Steve Troughton Smith today tweeted photos of macOS 10.14 with some very juicy details about Apple's upcoming operating system.  The OS is very clearly sporting a fresh new dark theme …
James McLeod / Financial Post:
CEO of Kik, which had an $100M ICO, talks about the limits of blockchain tech and why Kik is building own blockchain, a hybrid of Ethereum and Stellar, for Kin  —  'What does blockchain do at the end of the day?  It allows you to have a database that's trustless.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub, the deal could be announced as soon as Monday  —  - Companies are said to plan announcement as soon as Monday  — San Francisco-based startup was valued at $2 billion in 2015  —  Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire GitHub Inc. …
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco:
How optimistic investors bid up Bitcoin ahead of futures' debut last year, but new derivatives enabled pessimists to bet against Bitcoin, crashing the price  —  Galina Hale, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Marianna Kudlyak, and Patrick Shultz From Bitcoin's inception in 2009 through mid-2017, its price remained under $4,000.
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Magazine:
How Right Media, a New York-based adtech company, built the first internet ad exchange in 2005 and gave birth to programmatic advertising  —  In celebration of New York Magazine's 50th anniversary, this series, which will continue through October 2018, tells the stories behind key moments that shaped the city's culture.
Yimian Wu / China Money Network:
Filing reveals Alibaba's financial affiliate Ant Financial has invested $321M in Chinese bike-sharing firm HelloBike at a $1.47B valuation  —  Alibaba's financial services unit Ant Financial has invested RMB2.06 billion (US$321 million) in bike sharing firm Hellobike, valuing the latter …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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