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June 20, 2016, 4:40 PM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft kicks off campaign touting battery savings of Windows 10's Edge browser  —  Microsoft is going on the browser offensive with new test results showing Windows 10 Edge bests Google, Opera and Firefox on battery life.  —  Microsoft is kicking off a campaign touting the power-saving capabilities …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter acquires Magic Pony Technology, a London-based company that uses machine learning to identify features in and enhance imagery; sources: deal worth $150M  —  Twitter today is taking another step to build up its machine learning muscle, and also potentially to improve how it delivers photos …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Dell sells software unit to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management for undisclosed sum  —  TechCrunch has confirmed that Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to acquire Dell's software division.  —  Elliott Management, Francisco Partners and Dell issued …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr to launch live video on Tuesday, will introduce a series of live broadcasts as well as a user-facing feature that could compete with Facebook Live  —  Twitter has Periscope.  Amazon has Twitch.  Google has YouTube's live streaming.  And Facebook has Facebook Live.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
All of Facebook's board of directors, including Peter Thiel, are re-elected, and shareholders vote to issue non-voting Class C shares  —  Facebook today held its annual shareholder meeting, and the group approved the formation of a new class of voting shares that will keep CEO Mark Zuckerberg …
Jamie McGee / Tennessean.com:
Chattanooga mayor credits municipal gigabit broadband for driving city's economic revival over the past few years  —  When Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke describes his city's economic renewal, he points to the city's fiber network as a significant source of its new vibrancy.

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