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June 1, 2016, 5:55 PM

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New York Times:
Uber raises $3.5B from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, will add managing director of the fund to its board  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In its quest to build a global empire, Uber has turned to the Middle East for its biggest infusion of cash from a single investor.
Mary Meeker / KPCB:
Meeker report: global internet users surpass 3B but adoption rate flat except in India; voice assistants' word accuracy, latency, usage rates continue improving  —  The 2016 edition of Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report covers today's Internet growth and an in-depth look at the following:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft opens Windows Holographic, the platform behind HoloLens, for partners to create AR/VR devices, is working with Intel, AMD, HTC, Acer, and others  —  Microsoft is courting virtual-reality hardware makers with its Windows Holographic platform, hoping to grow the base of mixed-reality-capable devices.
Brian Barrett / Wired:
OnePlus 3 to launch globally on June 14 without an invite system  —  When the remarkable OnePlus One arrived two years ago, it made people reimagine the $300 smartphone.  But it also made everyone reimagine how they buy a phone, with an invitation-based system as frustrating as it was arcane.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google's My Account will now help both iOS and Android users find their lost phones  —  Google has announced an update to its “My Account” service launched last year which will now include a feature that helps users find their lost or stolen phone.  You'll soon be able to find this new option …
Jeremy Wagstaff / Reuters:
Xiaomi to preinstall Office and Skype on all devices as it buys 1.5K patents from Microsoft, cross-licenses others  —  Software maker Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is selling about 1,500 of its patents to Chinese device maker Xiaomi [XTC.UL], a rare departure for the U.S. company and part …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce  —  Salesforce made its name originally with cloud-based software to help salespeople manage their leads and close deals; and today the company took a big step into the business of sales itself.
Dave Smith / Tech Insider:
Mark Gurman is leaving 9to5Mac for a “big name media publication” starting in July  —  Mark Gurman is one of the best Apple reporters in the world.  He's been breaking news on the notoriously secretive tech giant for the 9to5Mac blog since he was just 15 years old.
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
AMD unveils VR-ready Radeon RX 480 GPU, with 8Gbps GDDR5, 40% faster than last year's R9 380, available June 29 for $199  —  Kicking off at this moment is AMD's Computex 2016 keynote.  The company has multiple announcements scheduled this evening, but we're going to jump right into an area …

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