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June 15, 2017, 5:05 AM

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Paul Miller / The Verge:
Upcoming iPhones will offer wireless charging, says CEO of Apple manufacturer Wistron  —  Plugging things in is no fun, especially when a certain company refuses to embrace industry-standard plugs.  Wireless charging is an obvious solution, which has been embraced by many Android manufacturers …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google says it plans to launch its full desktop backup tool, called Backup and Sync, for Google Drive on June 28, available as an app  —  Google is turning Drive into a much more robust backup tool.  Soon, instead of files having to live inside of the Drive folder, Google will be able …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon expressed interest in acquiring Slack, in deal that would value the company at $9B+  —  Chatroom company's value said to be at least $9 billion  —  Microsoft boosted competition with Teams chat platform  —  Corporate chatroom startup Slack Technologies Inc …
Brian Merchant / The Verge:
Interviews with Apple employees, including Fadell, Forstall, and others, reveal the secretive and complex process that led to the first iPhone  —  An exclusive excerpt from The One Device  —  This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform …
JP Mangalindan / Yahoo! Finance:
Uber to be indefinitely governed by committee consisting of 14 executives who previously reported directly to Kalanick  —  With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick officially taking  —  a leave of absence, and his effective right-hand Emil Michael  —  gone from the company, the day-to-day duties …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Middle Eastern ride-hailing startup Careem, currently operating in 80 cities, closes $500M Series E, sources say led by Rakuten at a $1.2B valuation  —  Amid ongoing struggles at Uber, one of its stronger regional rivals in transportation on demand has raised a significant round of funding …
More: Tech in AsiaThanks:@ingridlunden
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Instagram begins testing standardized format for declaring sponsored posts, starting with select partners  —  Instagram is creating a standardized format that should make it clearer to everyone when a post has been paid for by an advertiser.  —  These aren't for ads that businesses buy directly …
Dylan Martin / BostInno:
Dispatch, a software platform for home services, raises $12M series A led by GrandBanks Capital and one of its largest customers, ServiceMaster  —  One of its lead investors is also one of its biggest customers  —  The easiest way to describe Dispatch is this: the Boston startup has built …
More: Fortune
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Andreessen Horowitz confirms it led a $23.2M investment in Instabase, a GitHub-like service for data, last month  —  - Instabase's software is based on technology developed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).  — The start-up is “tackling …
 

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