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June 15, 2015, 3:40 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games with Xbox One  —  Microsoft is bringing Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One  —  Microsoft is bringing old Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One.  Xbox chief Phil Spencer revealed the huge news during an E3 keynote today.
Will Ruben / Facebook:
Facebook launches Moments, an app to privately sync photos with friends on Android and iOS, available in US for now  —  Introducing Moments: A Private Way to Share Photos With Friends  —  With a phone at everyone's fingertips, the moments in our lives are captured by a new kind of photographer: our friends.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple will share 71.5% of Apple Music revenue with music rights owners in US, average around 73% outside US, no royalties paid during trial period  —  Here's What Happens to Your $10 After You Pay for a Month of Apple Music  —  You don't have to pay anything to try Apple's new streaming music service …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google VP Neal Mohan Is Staying at Current Job, Not Departing for Dropbox  —  Last Monday, we reported that Google VP Neal Mohan was in talks with file storage company Dropbox about taking the vacant head of product role.  Those conversations have ended.  Mohan, an eight-year Google vet …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
IBM to invest in Apache Spark for real-time data analysis, will have more than 3,500 developers working on related projects  —  IBM Invests to Help Open-Source Big Data Software — and Itself  —  The IBM “endorsement effect” has often shaped the computer industry over the years.
Fletcher Babb / VentureBeat:
Spotify's unreleased ‘Rewind’ feature builds playlists of songs from past decades based on present-day preferences  —  Spotify's unreleased ‘Rewind’ feature builds playlists from the past  —  Spotify has soft-launched a new feature titled “Rewind.”
Financial Times:
Hello, maker of Sense sleep monitor, is raising $40M, in round led by Singapore's Temasek valuing company at $250M+  —  Temasek leads backing for start-up Hello in move to raise $40m  —  Tim Bradshaw in San Francisco and Josh Noble in Hong Kong  —  Hello, the San Francisco-based company behind …
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