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June 29, 2016, 7:35 AM

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Hillary for America:
Hillary Clinton's tech agenda: invest in CS and STEM ed, build out broadband for all, fix copyright, defend net neutrality, safeguard privacy, support USDS  —  Today's dynamic and competitive global economy demands an ambitious national commitment to technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Satya Nadella / Slate:
How humans and AI can work together to solve society's greatest challenges  —  Advanced machine learning, also known as artificial intelligence or just A.I., holds far greater promise than unsettling headlines about computers beating humans at games like Jeopardy!, chess, checkers, and Go.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Evernote raises prices of paid plans: Plus tier now $4, previously $3, and Premium tier now $8, previously $6; device sharing on free tier limited to 2 devices  —  Evernote today announced a new suite of pricing for its paid plans and new limitations for its free service.
Rex Crum / Mercury News:
Lending Club cuts 179 jobs, promotes interim CEO Scott Sanborn to permanent chief  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Embattled online loan marketplace Lending Club on Tuesday named a new chief executive and said it will cut 12 percent of its workforce as it deals with the continued fallout from May's forced resignation of ex-CEO Renaud Laplanche.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
A free bot service, DoNotPay, has helped successfully challenge 160K+ traffic tickets in London, New York since launching last fall; Seattle expansion planned  —  A bot made to challenge traffic tickets has been used more than 9,000 times by New Yorkers, according to DoNotPay maker Joshua Browder.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Pinterest is rolling out a shopping bag, buyable pins on web, visual search with your camera  —  Pinterest, the startup whose app lets people pin photos and other content to boards and even buy things shown in pins, today announced that the buy buttons that first appeared on the app are now coming to the web version.
Noah Pepper / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter launches Twitter Dashboard, an iOS and desktop app to help businesses manage their accounts, now in beta  —  For businesses, Twitter is a place to share news, tell stories, and have conversations that support, educate, and delight their customers.  It's a place for authentic interactions …
New York Times:
Sources: Airbnb seeking a new investment round at a valuation of around $30B, about a year after raising at a reported $24B valuation  —  Airbnb, which lets users list their homes and apartments for short-term rentals, is in talks for a new round of investment that would value the company …
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
Google Fit rolls out with a major visual redesign, improved goals, and a configurable widget  —  It's been a long time since we last saw an update to Google Fit, but after some subtle hints during the Android Wear presentations during Google I/O, it was fairly obvious something big was in the works.
Will Mason / UploadVR:
Twitter hires former Apple designer Alessandro Sabatelli as Director of VR and AR, forms a new team focused on VR and AR development  —  Until recently Twitter has appeared dormant through the rise of two of Silicon Valley's hottest technologies, augmented and virtual reality, but the company's silence appears to be drawing to a close.

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Zoho:
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