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June 3, 2017, 9:30 PM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
What to expect at WWDC 2017: next versions of Apple's OSes, spec bumps to MacBooks and MacBook Pros, updates to Siri, possible unveiling of Siri speaker, more  —  It's June again, so it's time for Apple to give the world a look at what it's been up to and what we should expect from the iPhone …
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
Google's Contributor services now let some publishers ask ad-block users to whitelist sites or pay a small fee per page view to make up for lost ad revenue  —  Group to launch ‘funding choices’ and charge people through new Contributor service  —  Read next
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
Check Point: 250M computers and 20% of corporate networks worldwide infected by Fireball adware from China's Rafotech; Fireball can push and execute any file  —  A Chinese digital marketing company named Rafotech is behind a wave of inter-connected adware families that found their way onto …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Valve sets Steam Direct self-publishing fee at $100 per game; fee is recoupable, with Valve refunding the fee when game revenues exceed $1000  —  Recoupable fee to curb abuse without being “barrier to beginning game developers”  —  Valve announced today that anyone will be able to publish games …
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
Walmart is testing program paying employees to deliver online orders on their way home  —  Retailer lets workers deliver packages during commutes home  —  Test of new program began at stores in New Jersey and Arkansas  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a program that sends store employees …
Rob LeFebvre / Engadget:
Report: code inside Facebook app refers to Talk, an unreleased messaging app for teens that may provide parental controls for filtering contacts  —  As Snapchat continues to rule among the teen set, Facebook continues to take a more active role in encouraging younger folks to use its own communication apps.
Bloomberg:
Amazon says it's “actively looking” for a warehouse as it prepares to start operations in Australia  —  U.S. online giant plans to start Australian retail operations  —  “When they arrive, the distance is going to be a problem”  —  Amazon.com Inc., which has lost billions overseas trying …
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Mark Boslet / PE Hub Blog:
Sequoia Capital has raised $2B across US, India, and China funds, and another $2B for Sequoia Capital Global Growth Fund II, according to SEC filings  —  Sequoia Capital said it has raised more than $4 billion for venture and growth funds in the United States, China, India and elsewhere in the world, according to filings with the SEC.
Matt Petronzio / Mashable:
Refugee Aid app uses geolocation to point migrants, refugees, and aid workers to critical services, and is now used by over 400 of the largest aid organizations  —  Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran.  Veteran, she tells me, “means old.”  —  Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background.
Rollin Bishop / The Outline:
Most US tech giants could handle the expense and logistics of on-site day care but don't offer it  —  They can afford it.  —  Rollin Bishop  —  Apple, one of the wealthiest American companies with around 110,000 employees, has a new corporate campus that reportedly cost an estimated $5 billion.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Managing your training team is now a breeze  —  Clara is the head of Learning and Development (L&D) at Zylker Corp, and trains employees in domains like soft skills and leadership.

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