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June 29, 2015, 1:45 PM

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Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Supreme Court declines to hear Oracle v. Google case over software copyright  —  The Supreme Court has declined to hear Oracle v. Google, sending the long-running case back to a lower court where Google will have to argue that it made fair use of Oracle's copyrighted APIs.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Google skews search results in anticompetitive behavior, says new study by Yelp and leading academic Tim Wu  —  Google's search practices come under scrutiny from leading academic Wu  —  Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, argues in a paper …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing a new Snapchat-style photo uploader for iOS with text overlays and swipeable filters  —  Facebook's Snapchatty New Photo Uploader Lets You Overlay Text And More  —  Face it.  Your photos aren't all that interesting.  But Facebook's going to help you jazz them up with its shiny …
Jad Mouawad / New York Times:
Federal Railroad Administration partners with Google to include railroad crossings in Maps, asks other map makers to do the same  —  Agency Taps Mapping Technology to Curb Rail Crossing Accidents  —  After a sharp increase in the number of rail crossing accidents last year …
Oliver Gee / The Local:
Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty reportedly taken into custody in France, investigated for “inciting illegal employment”  —  Two Uber bosses ‘held by police’ in France  —  Two of the bosses of Uber France have been arrested by police and taken …
Serenity Caldwell / iMore:
Apple Music FAQ: features included with paid subscription, what happens to iTunes Match and Radio, migrating from Beats Music, and more  —  Apple Music FAQ: Everything you need to know  —  Apple Music is coming June 30.  We've got the beats and the deets.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
New York Times:
When a Company Goes Up for Sale, in Many Cases, So Does Your Personal Data  —  The privacy policy for Hulu, a video-streaming service with about nine million subscribers, opens with a declaration that the company “respects your privacy.”  —  That respect could lapse, however, if the company is ever sold or goes bankrupt.
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Bloomberg Business:
Some Uber drivers in China place fake bookings to cash in on free rides intended to build brand awareness  —  One Driver Explains How He Is Helping to Rip Off Uber in China  —  The Uber app in Beijing.  Source: Imaginechina  —  James Li was unhappy with his pay as a security guard in Shanghai …
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
European Commission gives Google until August 17 to respond to antitrust charges  —  Google given more time to reply to EU antitrust charges  —  Google (GOOGL.O) has been given six more weeks to reply to EU antitrust charges of abusing its market power in a dozen EU countries …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
PayPal Updates User Agreement Following Backlash Over Robocalls And FCC Complaints  —  PayPal today announced it's updating its User Agreement to clarify the language it uses to communicate to customers how the company is allowed to contact them.  The company had recently come under fire …
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple has started early production of new iPhone models with Force Touch, volume manufacturing scheduled to ramp up as soon as next month  —  Apple Suppliers Start Making iPhones With Force Touch  —  Apple Inc. has started early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Craigslist, 3taps Settle Their Scraping/Antitrust Suits; 3taps To Pay $1M To Be Donated To The EFF  —  A week after Craigslist finally got its emancipation from eBay, some closure on another long-standing legal battle for the listings site: the local listings giant has now finally reached …

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