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June 11, 2015, 2:50 PM

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Paul Ford / Bloomberg Business:
Code: what it is, how it's evolved, and why it matters for all businesses  —  What Is Code?  —  You are an educated, successful person capable of abstract thought.  A VP doing an SVP's job.  Your office, appointed with decent furniture and a healthy amount of natural light filtered through vertical blinds …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Oculus Unveils Consumer Rift Headset With Wireless Xbox One Controller  —  This is no developer kit.  Oculus today gave the world the first look at its consumer virtual reality headset.  It ships with a small, table-top camera on a stand that watches LED markers to track your head movement.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Oculus and Microsoft partner, will bring Xbox One games to the Oculus Rift, playable with existing Xbox controllers  —  Xbox One games are coming to the Oculus Rift  —  You'll be able to play Xbox One games on the Oculus Rift, the companies said today.  At an event in San Francisco …
Aga Guzik / Skype Blogs:
Skype to retire modern Windows touch app on July 7, to retain single desktop app for keyboard, mouse, and touch  —  A More Efficient Skype Experience for Your PC  —  At Skype we want to help you do more together with the people you care about by delivering the best possible experiences to the devices you use.
EU Press Room:
Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into Amazon's e-book distribution arrangements  —  The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into certain business practices by Amazon in the distribution of electronic books ("e-books").
Kellex / Droid Life:
Sources: New Nest Cam is a slimmed down version of Dropcam; new app has updated UI, slide-down menu, button-heavy interface  —  This is the Nest Cam and the New Nest App for Android  —  You know that story from earlier today that suggested Nest may unveil a new wireless camera at next week's event?
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
Apple Music will stream at 256kbps, below the ‘industry standard’ 320kbps  —  Arriving June 30, Apple Music is going to try and curate tracks with a human touch.  It won't stream them at the highest possible bitrate, though.  —  Apple has confirmed Apple Music's streaming bitrate is 256kbps.
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Early look at Hangouts 4.0 for Android: cleaner UI, new status option, still no tablet layout  —  An Exclusive Early Look At Hangouts 4.0  —  Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel.  He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Reddit bans ‘Fat People Hate’ and other subreddits under new harassment rules  —  In the wake of a new anti-harassment policy, Reddit is banning a handful of its worst communities.  “Our goal is to enable as many people as possible to have authentic conversations and share ideas and content …

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