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July 2, 2015, 12:40 PM

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Terry Myerson / Windows Blog:
Microsoft details Windows 10 rollout plan: Windows Insiders will be first, rest will be in phases  —  Windows 10: Preparing to Upgrade One Billion Devices  —  With around four weeks to go before Windows 10 becomes available, I thought it would be helpful to provide some context on how we will roll-out Windows 10 to the world.
Dick Costolo / Guardian:
Twitter helped open access to information, people, and power, and that access should be used responsibly and with empathy  —  why tech firms are set to face complex ethical issues  —  After nearly five years the Twitter CEO is standing down.  He explains why it wants to champion the underserved …
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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google Photos app mistakenly tags black people as ‘Gorillas’; Google apologizes, says it's working on a fix  —  Google Mistakenly Tags Black People as ‘Gorillas,’ Showing Limits of Algorithms  —  Google is a leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
City of San Francisco to create short term rental office to streamline Airbnb host registrations and investigate law violators  —  S.F. to create city office to enforce Airbnb law  —  San Francisco will take a carrot-and-stick approach to vacation rentals, making it easier for hosts …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi Sold 34.7M Smartphones In First Half Of 2015, Up 33% Year-On-Year  —  Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today confirmed that it sold just shy of 35 million phones in the first half of this year. … Xiaomi, which is valued at $45 billion and is the world's third largest exporter of phones …

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