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June 29, 2015, 7:30 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
AOL to take over Microsoft ad sales for display, mobile, and video in US and 8 other markets; Bing to replace Google on AOL for search and search advertising  —  AOL Takes Over Majority of Microsoft's Ad Business, Swaps Google Search For Bing  —  Microsoft Corp. is stepping back from the advertising business in a big way.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Microsoft exec says Bing is a multibillion dollar business that pays for itself  —  Search Beats Display: Microsoft Says Bing Is Sustainable & Standalone Multibillion Dollar Business  —  A rare reveal as Microsoft exit the display ads business highlights what a powerhouse Bing search apparently is.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Uber Acquires Part Of Bing's Mapping Assets, Will Absorb Around 100 Microsoft Employees  —  Uber will acquire assets from Microsoft Bing, including roughly 100 employees focused on the product's image collection activities.  In short, Uber is absorbing data-collection engineers from Microsoft to bolster its own mapping work.
Jad Mouawad / New York Times:
Federal Railroad Administration partners with Google to include railroad crossings in Maps, asks other map makers to do the same  —  Agency Taps Mapping Technology to Curb Rail Crossing Accidents  —  After a sharp increase in the number of rail crossing accidents last year …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Supreme Court declines to hear Oracle v. Google case over software copyright  —  The Supreme Court has declined to hear Oracle v. Google, sending the long-running case back to a lower court where Google will have to argue that it made fair use of Oracle's copyrighted APIs.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Google skews search results in anticompetitive behavior, says new study by Yelp and leading academic Tim Wu  —  Google's search practices come under scrutiny from leading academic Wu  —  Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, argues in a paper …
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung says it sold 1M Z1 Tizen phones, will launch several more in 2015 according to source  —  Samsung Electronics plans more Tizen smartphones this year: source  —  Leading smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch more handsets running on its own Tizen operating system later …
New York Times:
When a Company Goes Up for Sale, in Many Cases, So Does Your Personal Data  —  The privacy policy for Hulu, a video-streaming service with about nine million subscribers, opens with a declaration that the company “respects your privacy.”  —  That respect could lapse, however, if the company is ever sold or goes bankrupt.
Oliver Gee / The Local:
Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty reportedly taken into custody in France, investigated for “inciting illegal employment”  —  Two Uber bosses ‘held by police’ in France  —  Two of the bosses of Uber France have been arrested by police and taken …

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