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June 22, 2016, 8:35 PM

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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Senate narrowly rejects a bill that would have allowed FBI to access browser history and email info without warrant; McConnell submits motion to reconsider vote  —  Lawmakers couldn't get the required majority to advance the bill.  —  An amendment designed to allow the government warrantless access …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
macOS Sierra in detail: changes to Messages, Safari and other native apps; Continuity, Siri, iCloud Drive, Apple Watch unlocking, Gatekeeper, more  —  Siri ushers in a range of updates that refine but don't transform the Mac.  —  When Apple runs through its operating system announcements at WWDC …
Lauren Thomas / CNBC:
Twilio prices IPO at $15 a share, above previously set range of $12 to $14; will begin trading Thursday on NYSE under ticker TWLO  —  Twilio priced its IPO at $15 per share, above the range of $12 to $14 that the cloud software developer proposed in an updated IPO prospectus last week.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Dropbox adds better Office integration and file scanning to its iOS app; business users can search text of scanned documents  —  Cloud syncing and sharing software company Dropbox today is announcing a slew of new features for individuals and teams.  —  Probably the most significant addition …
Mark Bergen / Recode:
Google Fiber to acquire Webpass, an ISP that focuses on apartment complexes and businesses, serves San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Chicago, and San Diego  —  Deal gives the Alphabet unit a foothold in apartments and businesses.  —  To take on the big internet service providers, Google Fiber is scooping up a small one.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
The new entry-level Kindle is thinner, lighter, still costs $80, has double storage, and comes with Bluetooth audio support  —  The luxurious Kindle Oasis is no longer the new kid on the block.  Amazon just unveiled its new entry-level Kindle device, which is more portable and packs in twice as much storage as the last model.
Wall Street Journal:
Tech companies worry that Britain leaving the EU could negatively affect European tech policy, data handling, and hiring  —  Differing national attitudes to regulation color firms' views on doing business after a possible fracture  —  Microsoft Corp. was for a decade pursued …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft readies July preview of Azure Information Protection rights-management service, which classifies, labels, and protects data across storage types  —  Microsoft will launch a public preview in July of its Azure Information Protection service, which builds on technology from its November 2015 Secure Islands acquisition.
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Analysis of Uber data finds drivers make $13.17/hr in Denver, $10.75 in Houston, and $8.77 in Detroit, after expenses  —  Uber says that its drivers are as much its customers as its passengers are, and that its ride-hail platform is a path to personal freedom and financial independence.
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