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June 15, 2021, 4:15 AM

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Andrew Chung / Reuters:
SCOTUS throws out a lower court ruling that had allowed 3rd-party scraping of LinkedIn users' public profiles, sending the dispute back to federal appeals court  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) LinkedIn Corp another chance to try to stop rival hiQ Labs Inc …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Automattic acquires Day One, a popular journaling app for Apple devices with 15M+ downloads on the Mac and iOS App Store; terms of the deal were not disclosed  —  Automattic is expanding its lineup of online writing platforms with its acquisition of Day One, a popular journaling app for Mac and Apple mobile devices.
Peter Rudegeair / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Shopify, Sequoia, and others recently bought ~$1B of Stripe stock from existing shareholders before Stripe's expected IPO; bids exceeded $4B  —  Shopify, Sequoia Capital and others recently bought about $1 billion of shares in fintech Stripe, which could go public late this year or next
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix is hiring execs to lead consumer products, podcasts, and video games, as it seeks Disney-like franchises that stay relevant in between new seasons  —  Netflix Inc. has sold more than 200 million people a subscription to its streaming service.  We're about to find out if it can sell them anything else.
NBC News:
Sources: in 2019, major labor union Teamsters refused a ransomware demand of $2.5M, against the FBI's advice, and instead rebuilt its systems from scratch  —  WASHINGTON — When the Teamsters were hit by a ransomware attack over Labor Day weekend in 2019, the hackers asked for a seven-figure payment.
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Monica Chin / The Verge:
Razer unveils Blade 14 laptop, with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, RTX 3080 GPU, and a QHD 165Hz display, starting at $1,799, says it's the smallest 14" gaming laptop  —  AMD in RGB  —  After months of rumors and speculation, many gamers' dreams have finally come true.
Washington Post:
Ahead of the Biden-Putin summit, where Russian ransomware gangs are expected to be a point of tension, a look at how Russia became a “greenhouse” for hackers  —  MOSCOW — The ransomware hackers suspected of targeting Colonial Pipeline and other businesses around the world have a strict set of rules.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Stripe announces Stripe Identity, a self-serve tool for companies that can be used to verify identities using AI, launching in 30 countries in beta  —  A number of startups (eg, here, here, here and here) have fashioned themselves as the “Stripe for identity verification” …

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