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June 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook implements News Feed ranking changes favoring friends and family over publishers, lists the “cores values” underlying this move  —  After the conservative trends fiasco, Facebook is pushing itself to a new standard of transparency.  The company is publishing a formal …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google Project Zero researchers uncover severe vulnerabilities in 25 Symantec and Norton products, exposing millions of users; patches issued  —  If you use a Symantec or Norton product, now would be a good time to update.  —  Much of the product line from security firm Symantec contains …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Uber to track driver behavior like speeding and abrupt braking, to 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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Walmart's Amazon Prime rival, ShippingPass, the $49/year service offering free two-day shipping, is now available to all US customers with a 30-day free trial  —  Looking to better compete with Amazon Prime, retailer also adding products to site  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is stepping …
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.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands AWS Simple Notification Service feature to 200 countries outside the US, updates admin controls for more flexibility  —  Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced a bunch of updates for the Simple Notification Service (SNS) service that automatically sends SMS messages to phones.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Amazon to offer Prime members discounts on Motorola Moto G and BLU R1 HI in exchange for the ability to pre-install Amazon apps and put ads on lock screens  —  Amazon today said it would begin offering Prime members significant discounts on select unlocked Android smartphones …
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Google Capital invests $46.35M in public company Care.com, making it the single biggest shareholder  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In its three years of existence, Google Capital has been known for its investments in privately held start-ups like SurveyMonkey and Credit Karma.
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Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
SEC filings confirm Kleiner Perkins has raised two new funds totaling $1.4B  —  So much for losing its mojo.  —  Despite twists and turns in recent years that have sometimes rivaled those of a telenovela, and even with its most famous member, John Doerr, no longer a general partner …
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