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June 20, 2015, 9:45 PM

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Zac Bowden / WinBeta:
Windows Insiders get Windows 10 for free, Windows 7/8.1 not required  —  Microsoft published a blog post last night which spoke about a number of things which are changing for Windows Insiders on the heels of the Windows 10 RTM, which is set to launch on July 29th.
Justin Pritchard / Associated Press:
CA DMV releases incident reports for self driving car prototypes: 6 accidents, most in self-driving mode, caused by other drivers, no serious injuries  —  California reveals details of self-driving car accidents  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — California state officials released reports Thursday …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Exclusive: Advanced Micro Devices mulling breakup, spinoff - sources  —  Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices is at the initial stage of reviewing whether to split itself in two or spin off a business, seeking to reverse its fortunes and take on rival Intel Corp, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon starts weighting product ratings to favor reviews that are newer, helpful, and verified  —  Amazon updates customer reviews with new machine-learning platform  —  The e-commerce giant created a new in-house model to show off more up-to-date and helpful reviews for buyers.
Jacob Long / Android Police:
Pushbullet Introduces Portal, A New App For Easy File Sharing Between Your Android Device And PC  —  Jacob is a PhD student of communication and technology writer.  He's also an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to the Chicago White Sox.  When not working, you can usually find …
Daniel Huang / Wall Street Journal:
New SEC rules to allow small investors to participate in equity crowdfunding  —  New SEC rules to allow small investors to participate in equity crowdfunding  —  Jocel Amacio thought he found a winner.  —  While scouring the Internet, the amateur investor from Orange County, Calif. …
Fahad Al-Riyami / WinBeta:
Microsoft confirms that a Kinect sensor is required to speak to Cortana on Xbox One  —  At E3 2015, one of Microsoft's biggest announcements was the arrival of Cortana on the Xbox One.  The software giant took the wraps of a new Xbox One Dashboard that was designed with intuitive navigation …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Google to remove nude or sexually explicit images posted online without consent from its search results when requested  —  Google to remove “revenge porn” from search results  —  SAN FRANCISCO —In a significant step to combat “revenge porn,” Google will honor requests to remove …

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