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June 29, 2016, 1:00 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook puts friends above publishers in “News Feed Values” and ranking change  —  After the conservative trends fiasco, Facebook is pushing itself to a new standard of transparency.  The company is publishing a formal “News Feed Values” document that details how it decides what shows up in your feed …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Windows 10: Anniversary Update to hit August 2; 350 million devices and counting  —  Microsoft will release Windows 10 on August 2 across the more than 350 million active devices where it is now running, and on other coming new PCs, phones and more.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Uber to track driver behavior like high speed and abrupt braking, give feedback to improve safety  —  The software is aimed at improving driver safety, but could raise privacy concerns  —  Uber Technologies Inc. has developed new technology to track when drivers of the ride-hailing app go too fast …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Amazon to subsidize Android phones for Prime members by showing lock screen ads and pre-installing Amazon apps  —  Amazon today said it would begin offering Prime members significant discounts on select unlocked Android smartphones, in exchange for the ability to pre-install Amazon apps and show customers more ads on the phones.
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is giving students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4 purchases  —  Microsoft is tempting students to buy a Surface Pro 4 this week with a new promotion running at its retail stores in the US.  The software maker is taking $300 off when students buy a Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One.
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
Google Fit for Android updated with overhauled design, 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.
Rex Crum / Mercury News:
Lending Club cuts 179 jobs, 12% of its workforce, and 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 …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins resigns from wireless charging firm Powermat, as part of a broader revamp  —  His resignation is part of a larger revamp of Powermat as it looks to focus on wireless charging again.  —  by , Roger Cheng  —  Thorsten Heins is out of a job.  Again.
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Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Box launches Shuttle to help companies move large amounts of legacy files into the cloud with software and consulting help  —  Box announced Box Shuttle today, a new service that combines software and consulting to help customers move large — as in millions or even hundreds of millions — of legacy files to the Box service.

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