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June 29, 2016, 10:05 AM

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Sony PlayStation Vue web-TV service, which debuted in March 2015, surpasses 100K subscribers  —  Playstation network has dozens of TV channels live, on-demand  —  Disney, Time Warner, Viacom have all licensed their programs  —  PlayStation Vue, the web-TV service for owners …
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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.

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Microsoft:
Using intelligence to advance security from the edge to the cloud  —  Microsoft unveils new services to better harden not only our intelligent cloud but also the billions of connected devices that live on its edge.
eero:
eero: your first line of defense against security breaches.  —  Thanks to our automatic and regular software updates as well as a number of other security measures built into our devices and software …
Mozilla:
Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you're being tracked  —  Our Multi-Account Containers extension has been a game changer for many users, letting them manage various parts of their online life without intermingling their accounts.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho Mail Desktop Lite Client  —  Get the best of both worlds.  —  There are times when you can't afford distractions while communicating over email.  This is especially true in the case of business emails …

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