• Lyft allowed to launch in NYC @ 7PM today; drivers will require licenses from taxi commission; the service will not be a true peer-to-peer service; Lyft agrees to shut down its previously launched services in Buffalo and Rochester later this summer - Link

  • Google X project called Baseline Study aims to describe a healthy human to make disease prevention easier; project is led by 50-yr-old molecular biologist Andrew Conrad; 70-100 people are working on the project; the project will collect anonymous genetic & molecular information from 175 people - Link

  • @ElonMusk appears on The Colbert Report to discuss tech, SpaceX, Tesla; Musk tells Colbert aircrafts should have vertical takeoff and landing; Musk compares Tesla's sharing of patents to a sinking ship; 'If we're all in a ship together and there's some holes in the ship.. [and] we're bailing out way better than everybody else, we should probably share the bucket design' - Link
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  • @benedictevans: Posit: this is an extremely bullish chart for Facebook. Engagement grows even as the user base grows, & on mobile too - Link
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  • Jimmy Kimmel & his team show pedestrians a $20 Casio watch w/ an Apple sticker on the back & tells them it's the new Apple iTime; one pedestrian says, 'It's kind of, like, old school, but still in style'; another says 'I'm pretty impressed'; one woman says, 'I would pretty much buy anything from Apple' - Link
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  • Hotel WiFi Speed Test is a site that ranks hotels by the speed of their Internet connections; information is crowdsourced by travelers; claims to cover 100k hotels (shared by @pmarca) - Link
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  • TechCrunch's @sarahintampa says Instagram's 'Bolt' leak may be an app install ad test, rather than a forthcoming Instagram-owned app; mobile ads represented 62% of Facebook ad rev in Q2 - Link
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  • Zenefits, which creates software for co's to manage all HR needs, adds stock options management to its platform; the feature will let co's keep track of the grants they give out & vesting schedule; has 2k co's & 50k emps on its platform - Link
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  • Germany's Rocket Internet looking to raise $4.71B w/ an IPO in Germany, @WSJ reports; Rocket Internet has launched e-commerce businesses for emerging mkts; Rocket raised close to $2B from Leonard Blavatnik, Kinnevik & J.P. Morgan in '13 - Link
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  • Gmail for iOS lets users save or attach files from Google Drive; ranked #27 on the @appstore - Link
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