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June 26, 2015, 9:40 AM

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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Satya Nadella lays out new Microsoft mission statement: “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more”  —  Exclusive: Satya Nadella reveals Microsoft's new mission statement, sees ‘tough choices’ ahead … Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent …
NASA:
Microsoft and NASA partner on Sidekick project, sending HoloLens to ISS to aid astronauts with procedures and training; two devices to be sent on June 28  —  NASA, Microsoft Collaborate to Bring Science Fiction to Science Fact  —  NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
New El Capitan beta reveals 4K 21.5-inch iMac, Multi-Touch Bluetooth Remote (for Apple TV?)  —  Although it's light on new consumer-facing features, the latest release of the OS X El Capitan beta for developers hides references to a pair of future Apple hardware products …
Office Blogs:
Microsoft launches Sway app for iPad, with a Windows 10 version coming later this summer  —  Bringing Sway apps to more platforms and devices  —  When we launched Sway Preview, our first priority was ensuring anybody could use the rich Sway web experience in any modern browser, regardless of whether you're on a PC, Mac or tablet.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Bans Games And Apps Featuring The Confederate Flag [Update: Some Games Being Restored]  —  Apple has now joined a host of merchants in removing the Confederate flag from its platform - in its case, the iTunes App Store.  Several app developers are now reporting that their Civil War games …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google has quietly launched a GitHub competitor, Cloud Source Repositories  —  Google hasn't announced it yet, but the company earlier this year started offering free beta access to Cloud Source Repositories, a new service for storing and editing code on the ever-expanding Google Cloud Platform.
Financial Times:
Sources: Airbnb close to raising $1.5B at a $24B valuation, led by General Atlantic  —  Airbnb closes in on $1.5bn fundraising  —  Henny Sender in Beijing and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Airbnb is on the brink of agreeing a massive $1.5bn fundraising that would boost its valuation …
Kristen V. Brown / Fusion:
Why the Supreme Court's affirmation of the Affordable Care Act is good for “gig economy” companies like Uber  —  The biggest winner of the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act decision might be Uber  —  On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted to uphold a key provision of the Affordable Care Act …

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