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June 24, 2019, 8:40 PM

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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 today  —  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 today 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 …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
iPadOS, which enters public beta today, refines the iPad experience and makes it feel a bit more like a traditional desktop OS  —  When I reviewed the iPad Pro last year, I was torn.  Here was one of the most impressive (not to mention expensive) tablets any company had ever made …
Eben Upton / Raspberry Pi:
Raspberry Pi 4 launches with faster CPU, GPU, dual 4K monitor support, up to 4GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 5.0, with 1GB model for $35  —  We have a surprise for you today: Raspberry Pi 4 is now on sale, starting at $35.  This is a comprehensive upgrade, touching almost every element of the platform.
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
How Verizon caused regional outages today 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 …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung launches new $89.99 SmartThings Cam offering HD video with HDR, IR for night vision, two-way audio, plus a $17.99 Wifi Smart Plug and a $9.99 Smart Bulb  —  Entry-level products to get a smart home started  —  Samsung is expanding the range of its SmartThings line …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Monzo, a UK-based digital bank, raises ~$144M Series F led by Y Combinator's Continuity fund at a ~$2.5B post-money valuation, about double from October  —  Monzo, the fast-growing U.K.-based challenger bank with more than two million account holders, has raised £113 million (~$144m) in additional funding.
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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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
WP Engine, which helps build and manage WordPress-hosted sites, says it acquired smaller competitor Flywheel and that it's hit $132M in annual recurring revenue  —  WordPress now accounts for 34 percent of all websites globally, and today one of the key companies that helps handle the creation …

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