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June 30, 2015, 5:30 PM

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Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Apple Music first look: rich in features, smooth iTunes integration with good curated suggestions, but has no lyrics and is complicated  —  Apple Music First Look: Rich, Robust — But Confusing  —  Paid streaming music has arrived on Planet Apple, where it was regarded as unworthy for years.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iOS 8.4 With Apple Music, Beats 1, and Revamped Music App  —  Apple today released iOS 8.4, the fourth major update to iOS 8.  First seeded to developers in April, iOS 8.4 includes a newly revamped Music app and Apple's long-awaited on-demand streaming music service, Apple Music.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Leaked photos show external design of iPhone 6S will look nearly identical to iPhone 6  —  Revealed: iPhone 6S will look nearly identical outside, but expect numerous changes inside [Gallery]  —  For fall 2015, Apple is preparing an “S” iPhone upgrade that superficially preserves …
Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal:
Apple loses federal appeal in e-books case and is expected to pay $450M, mostly to e-book buyers  —  Apple Loses Federal Appeal in E-Books Case  —  iPhone maker is expected to pay $450 million, most of it to e-book buyers  —  A federal appeals court upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple Inc. liable …
Michael Yamartino / Pinterest Blog:
Pinterest rolls out Buyable Pins today along with “Shop our picks” category in the US for iPhones and iPads  —  Buyable Pins start rolling out today!  —  Video of Introducing buyable Pins!  —  Earlier this month, we announced buyable Pins—the simple, secure way to buy your favorite products on Pinterest.
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Cisco to buy cybersecurity firm OpenDNS in $635m deal  —  The deal will give Cisco better visibility into the security and threat landscape.  —  Cisco has announced its intention to purchase threat protection security firm OpenDNS in a deal worth $635 million.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 preview for PCs gets Edge browser branding  —  Microsoft's Windows 10 preview build 10158 for PCs adds Edge browser branding and other tweaks, just a month ahead of the start of the operating system's rollout.  —  With exactly one month to go before it begins rolling …
Natt Garun / The Next Web:
Facebook Messenger payments are now available to everyone in the US  —  With the help of former PayPal president David Marcus, Facebook first rolled out its payment platform on Messenger last month for users in New York City.  Today, the feature is now available to all users in the US.
Bloomberg Business:
Term sheet for Uber's convertible bond sale reveals the company saw 300% YoY growth and generated $470M in operating losses on $415M in revenue  —  Uber Bonds Term Sheet Reveals $470 Million in Operating Losses  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is telling prospective investors that it generates $470 million …
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Trucker Path raises $20M Series A to connect independent big rig drivers with shipping brokers  —  This App Keeps Truckers Rolling In An On-Demand World  —  Trucker Path started as a crowdsourced information hub for truckers, but it's about to become a marketplace with the potential to shake up how commercial shippers get paid.
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Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Square Adds Payroll To Its Ever-Expanding Offerings For Small Businesses  —  Square is quickly becoming the one-stop shop for small merchants.  —  In the last year, the San Francisco-based financial services company has launched a scheduling and booking system, marketing tools and Square Capital, a small business cash advance program.
Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google:
YouTube introducing new channel cards, improved notifications, creator forum, more  —  Amongst those who regularly publish content to YouTube, the video site is known for picking favorites and being a black box in terms of the communication it holds with the community when it comes to anyone other than the site's biggest stars.

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