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June 17, 2015, 11:10 AM

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Reuters:
California Labor Commission rules Uber drivers are employees, not contractors  —  Uber drivers are employees, not contractors -Calif. Labor Commission  —  A San Francisco-based driver for ride-hailing service Uber is an employee, according to a ruling by the California Labor Commission.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft announces executive shakeup and internal reorganization as Stephen Elop departs  —  Microsoft Shakes Up Its Leadership And Internal Structure As Its Fiscal Year Comes To A Close  —  This morning Microsoft announced changes to its organizational structure and leadership team.
Vijith Assar / Wired:
Twitter's new shared blocking feature is poorly implemented, requires CSV export and import; block lists can only be shared through a third-party service  —  The Glaring Hole In Twitter's New Shared Blocking Feature  —  Last week Twitter announced a new tool to stem online harassment …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
‘600 Million’ Samsung Mobiles Vulnerable To Keyboard Cracking Attack  —  Given everything that's occurred over the last two years, Android phone owners would be forgiven for thinking major manufacturers had their backs when it came to security, especially encryption.
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
SEC filing shows Y Combinator raising money for new VC fund, the Y Combinator Continuity Fund I  —  Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's hottest startup factory, has filed to raise a venture capital fund  —  Y Combinator is raising money to create a new VC fund according to forms filed with the SEC.
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Cohesity Emerges With $70 Million to Consolidate Data Storage … Serial entrepreneur Mohit Aron is unveiling his latest company, Cohesity Inc., which continues his quest to consolidate computing and storage systems so that data centers can run more efficiently.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Rejecting M&A, FreedomPop Raises Another $30M For Its Free Mobile Service  —  FreedomPop is taking another step ahead today in its bid to build out a global mobile business based on free voice, text and data bundles and upselling additional services.  Amid months of M&A rumors …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Amazon Bans Kodi/XBMC App Over Piracy Concerns  —  Taking “infringing” apps out of popular app stores is one of Hollywood's key anti-piracy priorities for the years to come.  —  Various entertainment industry groups frequently report “piracy-enabling” apps to Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Fairphone 2, a new modular Android smartphone, with HD 5-inch display, 2GB RAM, MicroSD and dual SIM slots, will be available in Europe in the fall, for €525  —  A peek at Fairphone's amazing new modular smartphone  —  Fairphone, the Dutch startup that's working to build a fairer smartphone …

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