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June 29, 2016, 8:40 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook implements News Feed ranking changes favoring friends and family over publishers, lists the “cores values” underlying this move  —  After the conservative trends fiasco, Facebook is pushing itself to a new standard of transparency.  The company is publishing a formal …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Uber to track driver behavior like speeding and abrupt braking, to give feedback to improve safety  —  The software is aimed at improving driver safety, but could raise privacy concerns  —  Uber Technologies Inc. has developed new technology to track when drivers of the ride-hailing app go too fast …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google Project Zero researchers uncover severe vulnerabilities in 25 Symantec and Norton products, exposing millions of users; patches issued  —  If you use a Symantec or Norton product, now would be a good time to update.  —  Much of the product line from security firm Symantec contains …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Windows 10: Anniversary Update to hit August 2; 350 million devices and counting  —  Microsoft will release Windows 10 on August 2 across the more than 350 million active devices where it is now running, and on other coming new PCs, phones and more.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Amazon to offer Prime members discounts on Motorola Moto G and BLU R1 HI in exchange for the ability to pre-install Amazon apps and put ads on lock screens  —  Amazon today said it would begin offering Prime members significant discounts on select unlocked Android smartphones …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying routers for “Wave 2” features of 802.11ac specification including MU-MIMO support, 160MHz channels, more  —  Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying routers for faster speeds and denser networks.  —  The Wi-Fi Alliance industry group is now certifying products …
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Google Capital invests $46.35M in public company Care.com, making it the single biggest shareholder  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In its three years of existence, Google Capital has been known for its investments in privately held start-ups like SurveyMonkey and Credit Karma.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
SEC filings confirm Kleiner Perkins has raised two new funds totaling $1.4B  —  So much for losing its mojo.  —  Despite twists and turns in recent years that have sometimes rivaled those of a telenovela, and even with its most famous member, John Doerr, no longer a general partner …
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Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Box launches Shuttle to help companies move large amounts of legacy files into the cloud with software and consulting help  —  Box announced Box Shuttle today, a new service that combines software and consulting to help customers move large — as in millions or even hundreds of millions — of legacy files to the Box service.

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