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June 7, 2017, 7:20 AM

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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Source: Uber harassment findings result in 20+ fired after 215 claims investigated; a separate Eric Holder-led probe has sent recommendations to board  —  Uber Technologies Inc. told employees that more than 20 people have been fired after a company investigation into sexual harassment claims …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Apple marketing executive Bozoma Saint John is joining Uber as its chief brand officer  —  As Uber comes under fire for its internal practices, Saint John will be charged with telling the company's story better.  —  Uber is in the midst of dealing with a myriad of internal issues that have seeped into the public arena.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
iOS 11's productivity-geared enhancements, from rich drag-and-drop support to the auto-hiding app dock, give iPads PC-like versatility and power  —  As the MacBook Pro loses features and ports, the iPad Pro gains versatility and power  —  The iPad has never been a full-fledged computer.
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
The first episode of Apple's “Planet of the Apps” reality series is now streaming for free on Apple Music; subsequent episodes coming Tuesdays for subscribers  —  Apple Inc's long-awaited move into original television series starts Tuesday, with a reality show about a universe …
David Ruddock / Android Police:
OnePlus 5 will be officially announced at event on June 20; sources say leaked image of flagship smartphone is authentic  —  The image you see at the top of this post is the OnePlus 5, the next smartphone to be launched by OnePlus.  The phone, as announced today, will be fully detailed on June 20th.
Knight First Amendment Institute:
In letter, Knight First Amendment Institute demands President unblock Twitter accounts of critics, calling @realDonaldTrump a “designated public forum”  —  NEW YORK — In a letter sent today to President Trump, the Knight First Amendment Institute asked the President to unblock …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Amazon, Mozilla, Reddit, Y Combinator, Kickstarter, Etsy, Vimeo, and other internet companies are staging an online protest for net neutrality on July 12  —  Some of the Internet's biggest names are banding together for a “day of action” to oppose the Federal Communications Commission …

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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:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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