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June 21, 2015, 9:20 AM

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Taylor Swift:
Taylor Swift will withhold her latest album “1989” from Apple Music, says lack of royalties during three month free trial hurts smaller artists  —  To Apple, Love Taylor  —  I write this to explain why I'll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music.
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 …
Dune Lawrence / Bloomberg Business:
The nine-year-old history of the notorious Zeus malware and the hunt for its creator, the financial industry's most-wanted hacker  —  The Hunt for the Financial Industry's Most-Wanted Hacker … In any global outbreak, it's important to identify Patient Zero.  In the movies, you get a leggy Gwyneth Paltrow.
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Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Idea for a new “dependent contractor” class of workers gains momentum as on-demand companies face lawsuits from contract workers  —  What A New Class Of Worker Could Mean For The Future Of Labor  —  Faced with lawsuits that could threaten their business models …
More: Forbes
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.
Jennifer Parker / Bloomberg Business:
Travel industry tests using virtual reality experiences to advertise travel destinations  —  How Oculus and Cardboard Are Going to Rock the Travel Industry  —  As advertisers jump on VR, it may just be a matter of time before you can rack up air miles, virtually  —  Holy cow.
Daniel Huang / Wall Street Journal:
SEC Regulation A+ now allows non-accredited investors to take part in equity crowdfunding campaigns  —  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.

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