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June 17, 2015, 5:45 PM

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Satya Nadella / Microsoft:
Satya Nadella email to employees on aligning engineering to strategy  —  As we approach a new fiscal year, I'd like to share with you how we are aligning our structure to our strategy and the changes to our Senior Leadership Team.  —  Over the past year, I have said that Microsoft aspires …
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's head of phones, Jo Harlow, has also left the company  —  Former Nokia executive Jo Harlow is leaving Microsoft.  Harlow moved to Microsoft alongside former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop when the company acquired Nokia's phone business.  Both are now leaving the software giant as part …
New York Times:
California Labor Commission rules Uber driver should be classified as an employee, not an independent contractor  —  California Says Uber Driver Is Employee, Not a Contractor  —  In what could prove to be a precedent-setting ruling for the sharing economy, California's Labor Commission …
Darren Pauli / The Register:
Researchers: Major security flaws in iOS and OS X allow keychain, browser, and app password theft, reported to Apple in October 2014, no fix yet  —  Apple CORED: Boffins reveal password-killer 0-days for iOS and OS X  —  Keychains raided, sandboxes busted, passwords p0wned, but Apple silent for six months
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Nest's security camera Cam allows streaming 1080p video at 30 FPS to iOS 8, Android 4 devices, costs $200, allows saving footage with subscription service Aware  —  Nest's first security camera is called the Cam  —  It's been almost a year to the day since Nest purchased Dropcam for $555 million …
Nimrod Tamir / The Official Google Blog:
Google Trends now delivers real-time popular searches and trending stories; News Lab team will publish curated datasets to Github  —  A new window into our world with real-time trends  —  Every journey we take on the web is unique.  Yet looked at together, the questions and topics we search …
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
British Independent music labels balk at Apple's plans for free trial period, during which they would receive no royalties  —  Record labels attack Apple deals that would leave them ‘completely screwed’  —  Independents claim they could be forced out of business by free trial …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
FCC Fining AT&T $100 Million for Misleading Unlimited Data Plans  —  Federal Communications Commission officials announced plans Wednesday to fine AT&T $100 million for misleading subscribers about unlimited data plans.  —  It's the largest such fine the agency has ever proposed under rules …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Startup Whetlab  —  Twitter announced today that it has acquired Cambridge-based machine learning startup Whetlab in an effort to accelerate the company's own in-house efforts on the matter.  Deal terms were not immediately available, but Twitter will gain …
Wall Street Journal:
Airbnb projects $900M revenue in 2015 as it readies to close $1B round valuing it at $24B  —  The Secret Math of Airbnb's $24 Billion Valuation  —  Home-rental site's revenue projected to triple this year to more than $900 million  —  As it raises $1 billion in new funding …
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Square's restaurant delivery app Caviar rolls out Fastbite service in New York  —  Today Square's restaurant delivery service Caviar is bringing fast and cheap meals to its menu options in New York with Fastbite.  —  This is Fastbite's first expansion since being acquired by Square in April.
Rob Lewis / Techvibes:
Intel acquires Canadian smart eyewear and heads-up display maker Recon Instruments for $175M  —  Confirmed: Vancouver's Recon Instruments Acquired by Intel for $175 Million  —  Where there's smoke, there's fire.  —  Three weeks ago Techvibes reported that Intel was acquiring Vancouver's Recon Instruments.
Stephanie Mlot / PC Magazine:
Record Mobile Gameplay With Samsung Game Recorder+ App  —  Most people brag about their gaming achievements with a screenshot and a Twitter update.  But Samsung is offering a new way for Android users to share their accomplishments.  —  Game Recorder+ lets gamers record and share high scores and other personal achievements.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Mapbox Raises $52.6M Led By DFJ To Be The “Map Layer” For All Apps  —  With questions swirling over who may end up buying Nokia's mapping division Here, a startup trying to disrupt it and other big boys like Google has raised some major funding.  Mapbox, a developer of customizable maps used …

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