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June 28, 2018, 9:45 AM

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Angelica LaVito / CNBC:
Amazon to acquire online pharmacy PillPack, which organizes and delivers drugs to consumers in packages with the specific dosage needed at specific times  —  - PillPack packages, organizes and delivers drugs.  It sends consumers packages with the specific number of medications they're supposed to take at specific times.
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Sources: Apple is considering a single subscription offering that would encompass its original TV shows, music service, and magazine articles  —  Apple is considering creating a single subscription offering that would encompass its original TV shows, music service and magazine articles …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple and Samsung settle seven-year long patent fight over copying the iPhone; terms of the settlement were not disclosed  —  Apple and Samsung have finally put an end to their long-running patent battle whose central question was whether Samsung copied the iPhone.
TechCrunch:
Google leads $22M Series A in feature phone OS KaiOS, which powers over 40M phones made by OEMs including Nokia, Micromax, and Alcatel  —  Google is turning startup investor to further its goal of putting Google services like search, maps, and its voice assistant front and center for the next billion internet users in emerging markets.
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
Norwegian agency report: Facebook and Google manipulate users to share personal data using “dark patterns” despite GDPR; Windows 10 gets a more favorable rating  —  Despite the new GDPR regulation entering into effect across Europe, Facebook and Google are manipulating users …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon is expanding further into package delivery and wants to enlist entrepreneurs and small business owners to start their own delivery service networks  —  Amazon is expanding further into package delivery and promising to support a new wave of small business owners with the launch …
Andrew Dalton / Associated Press:
Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre owe former partner Steven Lamar $25.2M in Beats headphones royalties, a jury in Los Angeles decided Wednesday  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Wednesday found that Dr. Dre, music mogul Jimmy Iovine and their headphone company Beats Electronics LLC owe a former partner $25.2 million in royalties.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram Lite for Android appears on the Google Play Store at 573KB in size, which is 1/55th the size of Instagram's 32MB main app  —  Instagram's future growth depends on the developing world, so it's built a version of its app just for them.  “Instagram Lite” for Android appeared today …
Washington Post:
A look at Facebook's struggle with differentiating between legitimate political campaigns and disinformation ahead of the Mexican election next week  —  By Elizabeth Dwoskin June 22 Email the author  —  MEXICO CITY — This spring, a doctored image claiming that the wife …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Kroger, the US's largest supermarket chain, teams up with Nuro, a two-year-old self-driving startup, to launch driverless delivery service later this fall  —  Kroger is teaming up with Nuro, a startup founded by two veterans of Google's self-driving team  —  Kroger, the nation's largest …
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George Burduli / XDA Developers:
YouTube starts rolling out its picture-in-picture mode, previously available only to YouTube Red/Premium users, to all users in US running Android Oreo or above  —  Google added picture-in-picture mode support for Android smartphones back in 2017 with the release of Android Oreo.
Sean Hollister / CNET:
Google says its fix for a Google Home and Chromecast outage will automatically roll out over the next six hours; users can reboot devices to get the fix now  —  Did you enjoy your Slack outage this morning, perhaps with an extra helping of memes?  Google has confirmed its Google Home smart speaker …

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