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June 5, 2017, 2:55 AM

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Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey working on a defense startup; sources: it's focused on bringing lidar to border surveillance, Thiel's Founders Fund plans to invest  —  Palmer Freeman Luckey was the kind of wunderkind Silicon Valley venerates.  When he was just 21, he made an overnight fortune selling …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
What to expect at WWDC 2017: next versions of Apple's OSes, spec bumps to MacBooks and MacBook Pros, updates to Siri, possible unveiling of Siri speaker, more  —  It's June again, so it's time for Apple to give the world a look at what it's been up to and what we should expect from the iPhone …
Klint Finley / Wired:
GitHub survey of 5,500 open source users and developers finds only 3% identify as female  —  Today's world runs on open source software.  The web, smartphones, the Amazon Echo, your car—everything high-tech depends on open source these days.  Where free, collaborative software projects …
Terry Crowley / Hacker Noon:
How Microsoft's desire to build a bigger moat led to the over-engineered, poorly executed Windows Vista release and led to Microsoft's mobile irrelevance  —  I generally have posted about things that I have been directly involved with—either code I wrote or projects I managed.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Exclusive: Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John plans to leave the company  —  Bozoma Saint John, the Apple executive who garnered significant attention for her demo at last year's worldwide developer conference, plans to leave the company, Axios has learned.
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
Check Point: 250M computers and 20% of corporate networks worldwide infected by Fireball adware from China's Rafotech; Fireball can push and execute any file  —  A Chinese digital marketing company named Rafotech is behind a wave of inter-connected adware families that found their way onto …
Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:
How Panera increased ordering efficiency and growth with in-store touch screens, mobile ordering, and delivery  —  Panera is reaping the benefits of steps it took years ago to give customers more ways to order in an attempt to address long lines and slowing sales at the fast-casual chain …
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Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Lob, an online service for businesses sending snail mail to customers, raises $20M Series B from Y Combinator's Continuity Fund  —  The postage business may seem antiquated in the year 2017, but physical mail is still kicking.  In fact, it's a $1.4 trillion dollar industry, according to the USPS.
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