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June 4, 2018, 1:25 PM

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Apple:
Live stream of Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote  —  - This stream is best experienced on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; a Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later; or a PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge.  Streaming to Apple TV via AirPlay requires an Apple TV …
The Verge:
Live blog of Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote in San Jose  —  Live from the Apple keynote, where we expect news about iOS 12, MacOS, and more.  Event Details Apple's annual developer conference will kick off with a keynote at 1PM ET / 10AM PT on June 4th at the San Jose Convention Center.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad, says it will focus on performance improvements and support all devices capable of running iOS 11  —  Apple has officially announced iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose.  We'll update our story below with details as they're announced.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub for $7.5B; Nat Friedman, the founder of Xamarin, to be the new CEO of Github  —  Microsoft is acquiring GitHub.  After reports emerged that the software giant was in talks to acquire GitHub, Microsoft is making it official today.
New York Times:
Facebook gave 60+ device makers, including Apple, Amazon, and Samsung, deeper access to users' personal info than previously known, through private APIs  —  The company formed data-sharing partnerships with Apple, Samsung and dozens of other device makers, raising new concerns about its privacy protections.
Ime Archibong / Facebook Newsroom:
Facebook says device-integrated APIs allowed vendors to recreate Facebook-like experiences, were governed by strict contracts, and are being faded out  —  The New York Times has today written a long piece about our device-integrated APIs — software we launched 10 years ago to help get Facebook onto mobile devices.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Asus announces 6" ROG phone with a 90Hz display, a 2.96GHz Snapdragon 845 chip, and gaming accessories including an attachable fan; price and availability TBD  —  This is the latest, zaniest attempt at making gaming phones happen  —  Asus is starting off Computex 2018 on a high-spec note with the announcement of its ROG Phone.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Source: Twitter disbands live video unit, folds it into content partnerships team; ex-Head of News Peter Greenberger and exec Todd Swidler are leaving  —  Global video-partnerships head Todd Swidler, head of news Peter Greenberger are leaving the company  —  Twitter has disbanded …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Ticketfly's breach exposed 26M+ email addresses of users, along with home and billing addresses as well as phone numbers, analysis of leaked data shows  —  The data breach of the ticket and event company Ticketfly exposed the email addresses and other personal data of more than 26 million people …
Dan Romero / The Coinbase Blog:
Coinbase opens an office in Japan, announces its aim to roll out the cryptocurrency exchange in the country  —  As part of our effort to accelerate the global adoption of cryptocurrency, today we're announcing the launch of Coinbase's office in Japan.  Under the leadership of the highly-respected …
Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Some political ads slipped or bypassed Facebook's new restrictions for disclosure and authorization in California's Fourth Congressional District primary  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Regina Bateson had just finished an Easter egg hunt with her children on April 1 when her phone started buzzing.

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