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June 25, 2015, 12:15 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
T-Mobile iPhone Users Seeing Frequent Random Restarts and Blue Screens  —  A growing number of T-Mobile iPhone users are complaining about seeing frequent restarts and “blue screens of death” on their devices, a problem that seems to have begun very recently.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Users who download Java will now be prompted to make Yahoo their default search engine  —  Yahoo Tries to Hook Search Users Via Java Updates  —  Yahoo may soon add users to its search engine without their even noticing.  —  At the company's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Paying 0.2 Cents for Each Song Streamed Free During Apple Music Trial Period  —  Apple will pay record labels 0.2 cents for each song that customers stream for free during the three-month Apple Music free trial, reports The New York Times.  The rate is similar to what Spotify pays …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Reuters:
French minister urges UberPOP ban as taxi protest blocks airports  —  French police in riot gear used tear gas as French taxi drivers stepped up protests against U.S. online ridesharing service UberPOP on Thursday, blocking road access to airports and train stations in Paris and other cities.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Unbundles Alexa Virtual Assistant From Echo With New Dev Tools  —  Amazon has provided a strong answer to a desire I expressed only yesterday for broader software and hardware support for Alexa, its virtual assistant, and Echo, the speaker hardware that is the first platform wherein Alexa can be found …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Same-Day Shopping App Curbside Picks Up $25 Million More  —  Palo Alto-based Curbside, a company offering a mobile app that allows shoppers to buy from local retailers like Target and Best Buy then pick up items at stores without exiting their car, is today announcing the close of $25 million in Series B funding.
Alex Stamos / Facebook:
Yahoo's Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos joins Facebook as chief security officer  —  I am very happy to announce that I will be joining Facebook as their Chief Security Officer next Monday.  —  The Internet has been an incredible force for connecting the world …
Tommy Caldwell / The Official Google Blog:
Google's first vertical Street View feature lets you explore Yosemite's El Capitan  —  Vertical Street View of the world's most iconic rock wall: Yosemite's El Capitan  —  Today we're launching our first-ever vertical Street View collection, giving you the opportunity to climb 3,000 feet …
Vidya Nagarajan / Official Google for Work Blog:
Google releases new $1,999 Chromebox for meetings bundle targeted at larger conference rooms with support for up to 20 people  —  Chromebox, now bringing face-to-face meetings to bigger spaces  —  When we launched Chromebox for meetings last year, we wanted to help teams meet face to face …

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