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June 30, 2015, 3:45 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:

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