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June 20, 2018, 8:15 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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins letting Group admins test a feature that charges members $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to exclusive sub-groups  —  Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts.
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.
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 …
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.
Rob Bennett / Windows 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.
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.
Marrian Zhou / CNET:
Microsoft says it does not have any plans for VR or mixed reality support for Xbox consoles  —  Microsoft's plans to include virtual reality in Xbox game consoles are virtually over.  —  The software giant told GamesIndustry.biz it isn't working on VR support for its popular Xbox console …
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 …
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 …
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