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June 21, 2015, 6:45 AM

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Zac Bowden / WinBeta:
Windows Insiders get Windows 10 for free, Windows 7/8.1 not required  —  Microsoft published a blog post last night which spoke about a number of things which are changing for Windows Insiders on the heels of the Windows 10 RTM, which is set to launch on July 29th.
Justin Pritchard / Associated Press:
CA DMV releases incident reports for self driving car prototypes: 6 accidents, most in self-driving mode, caused by other drivers, no serious injuries  —  California reveals details of self-driving car accidents  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — California state officials released reports Thursday …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Exclusive: Advanced Micro Devices mulling breakup, spinoff - sources  —  Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices is at the initial stage of reviewing whether to split itself in two or spin off a business, seeking to reverse its fortunes and take on rival Intel Corp, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Dune Lawrence / Bloomberg Business:
The nine-year-old history of the notorious Zeus malware and the hunt for its creator, the financial industry's most-wanted hacker  —  The Hunt for the Financial Industry's Most-Wanted Hacker … In any global outbreak, it's important to identify Patient Zero.  In the movies, you get a leggy Gwyneth Paltrow.
More: The Verge
Daniel Huang / Wall Street Journal:
SEC Regulation A+ now allows non-accredited investors to take part in equity crowdfunding campaigns  —  New SEC rules to allow small investors to participate in equity crowdfunding  —  New SEC rules to allow small investors to participate in equity crowdfunding  —  Jocel Amacio thought he found a winner.
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Idea for a new “dependent contractor” class of workers gains momentum as on-demand companies face lawsuits from contract workers  —  What A New Class Of Worker Could Mean For The Future Of Labor  —  Faced with lawsuits that could threaten their business models …
More: Forbes
Jacob Long / Android Police:
Pushbullet Introduces Portal, A New App For Easy File Sharing Between Your Android Device And PC  —  Jacob is a PhD student of communication and technology writer.  He's also an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to the Chicago White Sox.  When not working, you can usually find …

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