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June 1, 2016, 10:20 PM

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New York Times:
Uber raises $3.5B from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, will add managing director of the fund to its board  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In its quest to build a global empire, Uber has turned to the Middle East for its biggest infusion of cash from a single investor.
Noah Kulwin / Recode:
Bloomberg hires Mark Gurman to cover consumer electronics starting this summer  —  Gurman graduated college last month.  —  Over the last few years, Mark Gurman has made a name for himself as the go-to guy for Apple product scoops.  And now he's taking his talents to Bloomberg.
Mary Meeker / KPCB:
Meeker report: global internet users surpass 3B but adoption rate flat except in India; voice assistants' word accuracy, latency, usage rates continue improving  —  The 2016 edition of Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report covers today's Internet growth and an in-depth look at the following:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google's My Account will now help both iOS and Android users find their lost phones  —  Google has announced an update to its “My Account” service launched last year which will now include a feature that helps users find their lost or stolen phone.  You'll soon be able to find this new option …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce  —  Salesforce made its name originally with cloud-based software to help salespeople manage their leads and close deals; and today the company took a big step into the business of sales itself.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple preparing new external 5K display as current model goes out of stock, may feature integrated GPU, could be announced at WWDC  —  The current $999 (!) Thunderbolt Display is showing its age to put it mildly, now significantly overshadowed by Retina MacBooks and iMacs in terms of screen resolution and quality.
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
Facebook announces Deep Text, an AI engine to understand meaning and sentiment behind posts, so the platform's content can be categorized, searched effectively  —  Today, Facebook announced Deep Text, an AI engine it's building to understand the meaning and sentiment behind all of the text posted by users to Facebook.
Brian Barrett / Wired:
OnePlus 3 to launch globally on June 14 without an invite system  —  When the remarkable OnePlus One arrived two years ago, it made people reimagine the $300 smartphone.  But it also made everyone reimagine how they buy a phone, with an invitation-based system as frustrating as it was arcane.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft opens Windows Holographic, the platform behind HoloLens, for partners to create AR/VR devices, is working with Intel, AMD, HTC, Acer, and others  —  Microsoft is courting virtual-reality hardware makers with its Windows Holographic platform, hoping to grow the base of mixed-reality-capable devices.

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