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June 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

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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.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple's Business Chat to bring customer service and transactions to the iMessage platform, across iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch; details to be announced June 9  —  Apple is working on a way to bring businesses to the iMessage platform, in order to answer customer questions, offer customer service and even perform transactions.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple doubles its $10/month iCloud storage plan to 2TB, adds family sharing for 200GB and 2TB plans  —  Apple is adding more storage to its top-tier iCloud storage plan, but not raising prices.  As one of the many under-the-radar announcements emerging from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference this week …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Delivery Hero announces plan for a $500M+ IPO in Germany, discloses Q1'17 revenue of $136M, up 68% YoY  —  Delivery Hero's much-anticipated IPO is on.  Today the European food delivery company officially announced that it plans to raise as much as €450 million ($506 million) …

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