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June 14, 2018, 6:05 PM

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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 …
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.
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat launches Snap Kit developer platform, letting other apps use Snap's login, Bitmoji avatars, public Stories, and Snap Map content  —  Developers join the Stories war  —  Today Snapchat finally gets a true developer platform, confirming TechCrunch's scoop from last month about Snap Kit.
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
Samsung announces second generation Chromebook Plus with 12.2-inch touchscreen, 2-in-1 form factor, Intel CPU, 32GB storage, and more for $500  —  Chromebooks — laptops running on Google's browser-based Chrome OS — are generally designed for affordability, making the term “premium Chromebook” something of an oxymoron.
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
According to government filings, the DOJ won't issue a stay to delay AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner and the deal could close as soon as Friday  —  - A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that AT&T's $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner was legal, imposing no conditions on the merger.
Bloomberg:
Inside Facebook's complicated relationship with academics: retaining the right to veto or edit papers, limits on access to data, and offers of research funding  —  The professor was incredulous.  David Craig had been studying the rise of entertainment on social media for several years …
Peter Wells / Financial Times:
Adobe beats with record quarterly revenue of $2.2B vs. $2.16B est. in Q2, up 24% YoY, subscription revenues up 30% YoY, and net income of $663.2M, up 77% YoY  —  Adobe Systems sailed past earnings expectations and reported record revenue in its second quarter, with particularly quick sales growth in its cloud business.
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