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June 15, 2018, 8:55 AM

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Business Wire:
AT&T has completed its $85.4B acquisition of Time Warner  —  AT&T Inc. has completed its acquisition of Time Warner Inc., bringing together global media and entertainment leaders Warner Bros., HBO and Turner with AT&T's leadership in technology and its video, mobile and broadband customer relationships.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Elliot Schrage, Facebook's VP of Communications and Public Policy and a key player in company's response to data scandal is leaving after a decade at the firm  —  The longtime exec has been criticized recently for the social networking giant's rocky responses to a series of controversies.
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed:
Instagram says it is no longer testing a feature that would show users who has taken screenshots of their stories  —  Let's go back to February, 2018.  It was a dark time.  —  A girl flushed her hamster down the toilet after an airline told her she couldn't bring it on the plane.
Bob Pisani / CNBC:
SEC's William Hinman, head of Division of Corporate Finance who oversees cryptocurrencies, says Bitcoin and Ether are not securities but many ICOs are  —  The SEC's point man on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) says that bitcoin and ether are not securities but that many …
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
Reuters Institute study: usage of Facebook for news has declined in a number of countries including the US, as messaging apps like WhatsApp gain popularity  —  Fewer people are using Facebook to discover and discuss news, as messaging apps such as WhatsApp gain in popularity, a study has suggested.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Didi Chuxing will launch its DiDi Express service on June 25 in Melbourne, its third international market; the business will be run by a Didi subsidiary  —  Didi Chuxing, China's dominant ride-hailing company, is continuing its international expansion after it announced plans to launch in Australia this month.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft begins rolling out Redstone 5 preview of Windows 10 to Insiders with SwiftKey support on desktop, new gaming features, and more  —  Testers can try it out today  —  Microsoft is planning to bring its SwiftKey keyboard to Windows 10 later this year.

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