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BigID, which helps monitor and protect enterprise customers' private data, raises $30M Series B led by Scale Venture Partners, months after raising Series A (Mike Wheatley/SiliconANGLE) - 2018-06-25T14:55:15-04:00

Documents and sources detail how the NSA taps into the data between AT&T, its partners, and customers, making the telco essential to US surveillance efforts (The Intercept) - 2018-06-25T14:20:13-04:00

Intel's integrated model served it well for 35 years, but now it is the straitjacket that has hemmed in the chip maker in the mobile era (Ben Thompson/Stratechery) - 2018-06-25T13:40:18-04:00

The Oculus TV app, which displays content in a virtual home theater, debuts for Oculus Go but seems half-baked, with no universal search and clunky navigation (Janko Roettgers/Variety) - 2018-06-25T13:30:17-04:00

Microsoft integrating Adblock Plus into its Edge browser on iOS and Android, letting users enable it in settings, rolling out to beta testers now (Tom Warren/The Verge) - 2018-06-25T12:50:15-04:00

PayPal's Venmo follows Square by officially launching its own MasterCard-branded debit card in the US, following beta tests of a now-discontinued Visa card (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch) - 2018-06-25T11:50:18-04:00

India-based PolicyBazaar, a digital insurance brand that runs a lending marketplace, raises $200M led by Softbank's Vision Fund, bringing total raised to ~$350M (Jon Russell/TechCrunch) - 2018-06-25T10:50:14-04:00

Amazon's Whole Foods to expand 10% discount on some items for Prime members to all stores across US starting June 27 (Sean Keane/CNET) - 2018-06-25T10:20:15-04:00

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review: the education-only tablet may be fine for students, but Chrome OS' Android app UX is unpolished, stylus lacks tilt detection (Valentina Palladino/Ars Technica) - 2018-06-25T09:55:14-04:00

AT&T confirms it will buy AppNexus, which operates one of the largest independent ad exchanges (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch) - 2018-06-25T09:20:15-04:00

Recently-restructured robotic toy maker Sphero acquires Specdrums, which on Kickstarter sold $175K worth of rings that make music by tapping on colored surfaces (Ashley Carman/The Verge) - 2018-06-25T08:50:15-04:00

Enterprise sales intelligence startup raises $27M Series C led by Amazon's Alexa Fund, Microsoft's M12, Salesforce Ventures, and Comcast Ventures (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat) - 2018-06-25T08:15:30-04:00

Sources: Apple to unveil high-end water resistant AirPods with noise-cancellation, studio-quality over-ear headphones, and a new HomePod as early as next year (Bloomberg) - 2018-06-25T08:05:15-04:00

Online dating apps like Tinder are struggling to sign-up female users in markets like India, where dating isn't yet mainstream and carries a social stigma (Wall Street Journal) - 2018-06-25T07:30:15-04:00

As chain restaurants increasingly deploy tabletop tablets, servers find they have to contend with inaccurate rankings, unfair scores, and inappropriate comments (Caroline O'Donovan/BuzzFeed) - 2018-06-25T04:35:13-04:00

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