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June 30, 2015, 2:55 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.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Beats 1 Radio officially goes live on iOS 8.4, Apple publishes schedule on Tumblr  —  Apple's Beats 1 internet radio service has just gone live following the release of the iOS 8.4 software update earlier today.  Host Zane Lowe introduced the station, saying, “We spent the last three months trying to build this radio station.
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 …
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.
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
EU plans to destroy net neutrality by allowing Internet fast lanes  —  Potentially a big defeat for EU internet users, online startups and future innovation.  —  A two-tier Internet will be created in Europe as the result of a late-night “compromise” between the European Commission, European Parliament and the EU Council.
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 …
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans  —  Music discovery platform Shazam is today rolling out a new feature in partnership with over two dozen artists that will allow Shazam users to see which songs their favorite musicians are listening to on the service.
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Profile of Amazon SVP Andy Jassy, who helped AWS dominate cloud-computing services  —  How Andy Jassy helped Amazon own the cloud  —  Major League baseball uses Amazon's cloud to send real-time updates of player statistics to fans in all 30 of its stadiums.
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.
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Intel Capital invests in $39M round for certificate and key management startup Venafi  —  Venafi has raised a huge $39 million round of funding from Intel Capital, QuestMark Partners, and Silver Lake Waterman.  —  The encryption key and security certificate manager says it's using the money …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Microsoft exec says Bing is a multibillion dollar business that pays for itself  —  Search Beats Display: Microsoft Says Bing Is Sustainable & Standalone Multibillion Dollar Business  —  A rare reveal as Microsoft exit the display ads business highlights what a powerhouse Bing search apparently is.
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