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June 20, 2018, 3:50 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram debuts IGTV, a hub for high-profile creators, and says it will begin letting users upload videos up to an hour long, up from previous one minute limit  —  Instagram is ready to compete head on with YouTube.  Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced …
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU Parliament panel passes copyright measures with final vote to come much later; Article 11 is “link tax”, and Article 13 mandates filtering uploaded content  —  In a key vote this morning the European Parliament's legal affairs committee has backed the two most controversial elements …
Rob Bennett / Windows Experience Blog:
Microsoft News launches on Android and iOS as a rebranded MSN app, also powers news on Windows 10, Skype, Xbox, and Outlook.com  —  Microsoft has been in the news business for more than 23 years.  When we launched MSN in 1995, the news industry was just beginning to provide content online.
Patricia Hernandez / The Verge:
Theater chain AMC announces AMC Stubs A-List, a MoviePass-like $19.95/month service that lets patrons watch three films a week  —  It'll be twice as expensive, but it boasts fewer restrictions than MoviePass  —  The largest theater chain in America has announced that it will now offer …
Robert Ferris / CNBC:
Tesla sues former employee Martin Tripp for allegedly exporting gigabytes of confidential data, after Musk sent memo saying an ex-staffer committed sabotage  —  - Tesla is suing former process engineer Martin Tripp for allegedly illegally exporting data and making false claims to reporters.
Axios:
Source: White House has begun planning a federal approach to data privacy, led by Trump's special assistant for tech Gail Slater, as EU rolls out GDPR  —  The White House is in the early stages of determining what a federal approach to online data privacy should look like, Axios has learned.
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Stephanie Chan / VentureBeat:
Sensor Tower data: Epic Games' Fortnite has generated $100M revenue on iOS in its first 90 days on the platform  —  Epic Games' hit game Fortnite has hit yet another milestone on mobile.  Since its iOS launch in mid-March, it has generated $100 million in revenue on those devices in 90 days, according to market analyst Sensor Tower.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
After Senator Wyden's probe into whom the US carriers sell real-time location data to, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint say they are reexamining the practice  —  Carriers forced to make changes after leak of real-time phone location data.  —  Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling …
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, suspends asset deposit and withdrawal services after ~$31M hack, promises full reimbursement  —  Bithumb, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, is halting asset deposit and withdrawal services …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announce that doctor and writer Dr Atul Gawande will be CEO of their as-yet unnamed joint healthcare venture  —  Amazon, BerkshireHathaway and JPMorgan Chase have not been especially public about their plans for how they plan to take on employee healthcare …
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Walmart Labs CTO Jeremy King says it plans to hire 2,000 more “technologists” by the year's end to work on Walmart's tech, adding to its 6,000 current staff  —  As Walmart's continues to face stiff competition in the ecommerce space, most notably from Amazon …

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