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June 7, 2017, 7:20 PM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Uber exec obtained medical records of rider raped in India in '14, and was fired only after media inquiries; Kalanick, Michael doubted victim's claims  —  Sources say Eric Alexander carried around for a year confidential information about a woman who was assaulted during a ride in India in 2014.
Maureen Ryan / Variety:
Planet of the Apps review: Apple's foray into original content is “bland, tepid” and a “barely competent knock-off of Shark Tank”  —  These days, there's an almost endless array of reasons for TV executives to feel anxiety, and for some time, one of the most ulcer-inducing prospects …
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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: after AOL and Yahoo merger closes, layoffs could reach 1,000 jobs, or under 20% of combined company  —  As the troubled deal is finally culminated, it's time for cuts.  —  According to sources, layoffs are expected to take place across AOL and Yahoo that could number up to 1,000 jobs.
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Apple says it's placing its proprietary machines for mending cracked iPhone screens in 400 third-party repair centers in 25 countries this year  —  Hey Siri, where can I get my cracked iPhone screen fixed?  —  Apple Inc(AAPL.O) customers will soon have more choices as the company looks …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts three tools to help elected officials reach and better understand voters: constituent badges, constituent insights, and district targeting  —  Facebook this year has launched a number of features that make it easier for people to reach their government representatives on its social network …
Troy Wolverton / Business Insider:
Mesh Wi-Fi router maker Plume closed $37M financing round led by Comcast, bringing the total raised to $63M  —  Most people these days get their WiFi routers from their broadband provider.  —  So when it came time to raise more funds, Plume, a startup that's developed an innovative WiFi technology …

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