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June 7, 2017, 1:35 PM

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Maureen Ryan / Variety:
Planet of the Apps review: Apple's foray into original content is “bland, tepid” and a “barely competent knock-off of Shark Tank”  —  These days, there's an almost endless array of reasons for TV executives to feel anxiety, and for some time, one of the most ulcer-inducing prospects …
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 …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Apple says it's placing its proprietary machines for mending cracked iPhone screens in 400 third-party repair centers in 25 countries this year  —  Hey Siri, where can I get my cracked iPhone screen fixed?  —  Apple Inc(AAPL.O) customers will soon have more choices as the company looks …
Molly Jackman / Facebook:
Facebook to share location density, movement, safety check maps based on aggregated location data with Red Cross, UNICEF, others during disaster relief efforts  —  After a flood, fire, earthquake or other natural disaster, response organizations need accurate information, and every minute counts in saving lives.
More: Mashable
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Intelligence agencies, all GOP members of Senate Intelligence Committee back a bill that will make FISA Section 702, due to expire in Dec., permanent  —  The Trump administration supports making permanent a law that allows for the collection of digital communications of foreigners believed …
Thanks:@dnvolz
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.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:

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