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June 25, 2019, 6:50 AM

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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Early impressions of macOS Catalina, which will usher in a new era of cross platform apps, as it enters public beta  —  Apple's macOS Catalina is another ambitious refinement of the Mac featuring a fundamental rethinking of iTunes and an infusion of fresh ideas from iOS …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
iOS 13 hands-on as it launches in public beta with new Apple Maps, dark mode, Reminders, Photos, native swiping keyboard, a subtle volume indicator, more  —  A first look at the latest software for Apple's iPhones  —  Apple's iOS 13 is here — or rather, the public beta for iOS 13 has arrived …
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
How Verizon caused regional outages at Cloudflare, Facebook, Amazon, and others after wrongly accepting a network misconfiguration from a small ISP in PA  —  'Normally you'd filter it out if some small provider said they own the internet'  —  Verizon sent a big chunk of the internet …
Sylvan Lane / The Hill:
House committee to hold a hearing on Facebook's Project Libra on July 17, one day after the Senate; sources: Libra lead David Marcus expected to testify at both  —  The chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee announced Monday that the panel will hold a hearing next month …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researchers say hackers have been stealing massive amounts of call records from over ten cell network providers worldwide to conduct targeted surveillance  —  At least 10 cell networks have been hacked over the past seven years  —  Security researchers say they have uncovered …
Randy Nelson / Sensor Tower Blog:
Sensor Tower says Harry Potter: Wizards Unite made ~$1.1M in its first weekend and is set for $10M+ in its first month vs. Pokemon Go's $206M in its first month  —  Harry Potter: Wizards Unite generated an estimated $1.1 million in player spending over its first weekend of availability …
Lane Sainty / BuzzFeed:
Australian judge allows man to sue media companies for defamation over Facebook comments written by their readers  —  Former youth detainee Dylan Voller is suing News Corp, Fairfax Media and Sky News.  —  BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia  —  Dylan Voller, the Aboriginal man …
Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
Apple says Spotify hasn't paid 30% commission on any subscriber for the past three years and pays a 15% commission on just 0.5% of its premium subscribers  —  Spotify could really have done with some positive industry PR today following last week's revelation that it's clawing back overpaid royalties from songwriters and publishers.
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Apple says it will employ 2,000 people in Seattle over the next five years, expanding upon an earlier promise to employ 1,000, will hire for engineering roles  —  In the heart of the neighborhood where Amazon has made its home, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that she was interested in talking about a …
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Alphabet's smart city subsidiary Sidewalk Labs debuts a detailed plan to transform part of Toronto's waterfront, hopes to start by 2021 pending city approval  —  Better late than never.  Sidewalk Labs, the part of Alphabet focused on cities and urban development, has unveiled its Master Innovation …

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