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June 26, 2017, 4:50 PM

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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Avis signs deal to manage the self-driving minivans of Alphabet's Waymo in Phoenix; Waymo CEO says Avis' Zipcar network was part of the partnership's appeal  —  Rental car firm will service Waymo vehicles in Phoenix  —  Zipcar owner could give Waymo much needed access to network
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa takes great advantage of the low-resolution touchscreen, speaker quality is better than Echo; device is a good value at $230  —  Siri may have ushered in the era of the digital assistant, but Amazon's Echo (with Alexa) really took that concept and put it in our homes.
Bloomberg:
Apple leases small fleet of cars from Hertz to test self-driving tech, according to documents from California's DMV; Hertz stock jumps 13%+  —  Apple Lexus SUVs leased from Hertz's Donlen, documents show  —  Alphabet's Waymo has signed a similar deal with Avis
Twitter:
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube form Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, building on EU Internet Forum, Shared Industry Hash Database initiatives  —  Today, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are announcing the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism …
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google to face EU antitrust fine, expected top previous $1.2B record, as soon as Tuesday, for unfairly promoting its own shopping search service  —  EU has accused Google of unfairly promoting shopping search  —  Fine, expected to be a record, could be followed by others
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Debian Linux dev reveals Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake processors have hyper-threading bug, which can lead to erratic system behavior including data loss, freezes  —  The latest Intel chips have a nasty bug that causes unpredictable system behavior.  —  Do you have an Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake processor under your computer's hood?
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: Matt Mazzeo, formerly of Lowercase Capital, quits Binary Capital weeks after quietly joining as its third partner; Justin Caldbeck formally resigns  —  We have some updates on the situation at Binary Capital, the San Francisco-based venture capital firm whose co-founding partner …
Brent Wistrom / Austin Inno:
Cybersecurity AI startup SparkCognition raises $32.5M Series B led by Verizon Ventures with Boeing HorizonX participating  —  Verizon Ventures and The Boeing Company's Boeing HorizonX investment arm think Austin-based SparkCognition is at the forefront of advancements in artificial intelligence.

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