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June 6, 2017, 11:00 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.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
How Apple's various announcements at WWDC stack up against its strengths and weaknesses  —  The San Jose location of WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference, felt a bit odd, but Apple sought to strike a familiar tone: the artwork on and around the San Jose MeEnery Convention Center featured …
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Round-up of HomePod first listen impressions: great audio with bass-heavy sound that easily bests the more affordable Echo  —  Following an unveiling at WWDC yesterday, Apple let members of the press get a close-up look at its new Siri-enabled speaker, HomePod, but due to the loudness …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
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 …
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.

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