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June 1, 2017, 1:25 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's Siri-controlled speaker enters production, will feature virtual surround sound and have no screen, could debut at WWDC and ship later this year  —  Device enters overseas production ahead of annual conference  —  Company seeks differentiation with surround sound, Apple Music
Jennifer A. Dlouhy / Bloomberg:
Source: Tim Cook called Trump to express support for Paris accord as Musk tweets he'll drop advisory role if US leaves; Intel, Microsoft sign ad supporting deal  —  Withdrawal risks backlash against U.S. businesses, they warn  —  Apple's Cook also pressing for U.S. to remain in climate pact
Rani Molla / Recode:
Mary Meeker's 2017 internet trends report: smartphone sales and internet growth are slowing, Google and Facebook own 85% share of growth in online ads, more  —  The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.  —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Uber says Q1 revenue was $3.4B, up 18% from last quarter, loss was $708M, down from $991M; head of finance Gautam Gupta to leave July  —  Uber said its head of finance is leaving as the ride-hailing company reported continued big losses despite growing revenue, adding to an exodus …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Oculus adds Chromecast support to the Samsung Gear VR headset, letting users stream their VR experiences to TVs, ahead of Daydream support for Chromecast  —  Oculus has added Google Chromecast support to the Samsung Gear VR headset, so users can stream virtual reality experiences to their TV using …
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Hillary Clinton urges social media platforms to do more curating and editorial decision-making “instead of being overwhelmed by the challenge”  —  In an interview today at Code Conference, Hillary Clinton urged social media platforms to figure out new ways to slow …
Timothy W. Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung's Bixby virtual assistant won't debut in the US at least until late June, as it is struggling to comprehend English syntax and grammar  —  The English-language version of Samsung's new voice-activated virtual assistant won't likely debut in the U.S. until at least late June …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht loses appeal to void 2015 conviction and life sentence for crimes including drug trafficking and money laundering  —  After more than five years, the saga of the Dread Pirate Roberts has ended, and the founder of the Silk Road has lost his last chance of escaping a lifetime in prison.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Gmail adds new security features for businesses, including malicious link and phishing detection, using machine learning techniques claimed to be 99.9% accurate  —  Google today announced an update to Gmail aimed at businesses.  Three security features are rolling out to the email service …
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Researcher finds 60K+ files from government consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton on public Amazon server, including US government passwords, security credentials  —  Sensitive files tied to a US military project were leaked by a multi-billion dollar firm once described as the world's most profitable spy operation, Gizmodo has confirmed.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Waze says it's expanding its carpooling service to all of California beginning June 6 after successful tests in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Monterey  —  Google's Waze is growing its Carpool offering, expanding the ride-sharing service to all of California after successful trials in San Francisco, Sacramento and Monterey.
Priya Anand / BuzzFeed:
Leaked documents show Uber burned $1M+ during some weeks in San Francisco in 2015 to subsidize UberPool as it battled Lyft  —  In late 2015, UberPool was losing its home market of San Francisco to Lyft Line.  Here's what Uber did to win it back, according to internal company documents.

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