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June 30, 2015, 12:45 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
AOL to take over Microsoft ad sales for display, mobile, and video in US and 8 other markets; Bing to replace Google on AOL for search and search advertising  —  AOL Takes Over Majority of Microsoft's Ad Business, Swaps Google Search For Bing  —  Microsoft Corp. is stepping back from the advertising business in a big way.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Uber Acquires Part Of Bing's Mapping Assets, Will Absorb Around 100 Microsoft Employees  —  Uber will acquire assets from Microsoft Bing, including roughly 100 employees focused on the product's image collection activities.  In short, Uber is absorbing data-collection engineers from Microsoft to bolster its own mapping work.
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 …
Klint Finley / Wired:
GitHub has become the go-to centralized repository for software, but its freemium model, like SourceForge's, is bound to come under pressure  —  The Problem With Putting All the World's Code in GitHub  —  The ancient Library of Alexandria may have been the largest collection of human knowledge in its time …
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Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung says it sold 1M Z1 Tizen phones, will launch several more in 2015 according to source  —  Samsung Electronics plans more Tizen smartphones this year: source  —  Leading smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch more handsets running on its own Tizen operating system later …
Matt Brian / Engadget:
UK's Barclaycard launches new wristband, key fob, and sticker for its bPay contactless payment service, confirms it won't support Apple Pay at launch  —  Barclaycard steps up its contactless game with three new NFC devices  —  If you didn't know, Britain now prefers cashless payments to notes and coins.
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Facebook adds signals to News Feed video rankings, will now take into account actions like activating audio and watching videos full screen  —  Facebook Expands Beyond Like, Comment & Share In Ranking Video In News Feed  —  News Feed video rankings will start taking into account actions …
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Forrester: US smartphone users spend more time in Facebook's mobile apps than Google's  —  There is one key reason why people are spending more time on Facebook's apps than Google's  —  Smartphone users in the United States are spending more time in Facebook's apps than Google's apps …
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