June 30, 2016, 9:55 AM

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Dan Laycock / Windows Blog:
1TB Surface Book & Surface Pro 4 available in 10 starting today in Australia, New Zealand, China, UK, and other EU countries  —  Even more people can get their hands on the most powerful versions of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4  —  Ever since Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 launched in October …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
60 Tbps FASTER cable, linking US West Coast with Japan, and backed by Google and several telecom companies, begins service  —  A new undersea internet cable funded in part by Google and connecting Japan with the US is slated to go online starting June 30th.
Wall Street Journal:
Walmart's Amazon Prime rival, ShippingPass, the $49/year service offering free two-day shipping, is now available to all US customers with a 30-day free trial  —  Looking to better compete with Amazon Prime, retailer also adding products to site  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is stepping …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Samsung launches unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the U.S. for $670 and $770  —  Samsung has announced that unlocked versions of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices are now available in the U.S.  —  The duo of flagship phones have been available through all major carriers in the U.S. since March this year …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook implements News Feed ranking changes favoring friends and family over publishers, lists the “cores values” underlying this move  —  After the conservative trends fiasco, Facebook is pushing itself to a new standard of transparency.  The company is publishing a formal …
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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google Project Zero researchers uncover severe vulnerabilities in 25 Symantec and Norton products, exposing millions of users; patches issued  —  If you use a Symantec or Norton product, now would be a good time to update.  —  Much of the product line from security firm Symantec contains …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands AWS Simple Notification Service feature to 200 countries outside the US, updates admin controls for more flexibility  —  Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced a bunch of updates for the Simple Notification Service (SNS) service that automatically sends SMS messages to phones.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
SEC filings confirm Kleiner Perkins has raised two new funds totaling $1.4B  —  So much for losing its mojo.  —  Despite twists and turns in recent years that have sometimes rivaled those of a telenovela, and even with its most famous member, John Doerr, no longer a general partner …
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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Uber to track driver behavior like speeding and abrupt braking, to give feedback to improve safety  —  The software is aimed at improving driver safety, but could raise privacy concerns  —  Uber Technologies Inc. has developed new technology to track when drivers of the ride-hailing app go too fast …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying routers for “Wave 2” features of 802.11ac specification including MU-MIMO support, 160MHz channels, more  —  Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying routers for faster speeds and denser networks.  —  The Wi-Fi Alliance industry group is now certifying products …

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