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May 23, 2015, 10:45 PM

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Erin Kelly / USA Today:
Senate blocks USA Freedom Act and extensions to key provisions of Patriot Act, will reconvene just hours before expiration on May 31  —  Senate blocks extension of Patriot Act provisions  —  WASHINGTON - Three key sections of the Patriot Act are set to expire on June 1 unless the Senate resolves …
JC Torres / SlashGear:
Google Maps rolls out traffic alerts and alternate routes  —  Memorial Day is just around the corner and for some, nay many, that means a lot of traveling.  And when traveling is involved, especially by land, then headaches and tempers caused by traffic are as well.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Inside the labs where Netflix tests the latest TVs for its Recommended TV program  —  Inside the labs where Netflix is trying to make televisions suck less  —  In a nondescript room in the center of Netflix's headquarters, you can walk into a small, paper white chamber called the Shu.
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Fontinalis Partners, co-founded by Ford executive chairman William Clay Ford Jr., invests in Lyft's Series E  —  Executive Chairman Of Ford Invests In Lyft  —  Fontinalis Partners, a firm co-founded by William Clay Ford Jr., is participating in Lyft's Series E funding.  —  Noam Galai / Getty Images
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Automatic:
Automatic App Gallery and Automatic Developer Platform: bringing the car into the future, today  —  We founded Automatic on the belief that our cars weren't living up to their potential.  The way we see it, cars are very expensive computers on wheels.  They've been like this for decades …
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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Food delivery startup Munchery closing $85M funding round led by SherpaVentures and Menlo Ventures that would value it at $300M  —  Munchery Valued at About $300 Million Amid Food Fight  —  Munchery is the latest food-delivery startup to raise cash from hungry venture capitalists.
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Florida Agency Classifies Uber Driver As Employee, Says He Is Eligible For Unemployment  —  The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says former Uber driver Darrin McGillis was an employee of the company — not an independent contractor.  —  BuzzFeed News

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