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June 8, 2017, 11:30 AM

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Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Former Apple employees on how Siri's progress was crippled by lack of ambitious goals, shifting strategies, and insufficient usage data  —  Nimble competitors developed new voice-powered products for the home while Apple remained focused on its phone  —  In a 2.5-hour keynote …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Uber exec obtained medical records of rider raped in India in '14, and was fired only after media inquiries; Kalanick, Michael doubted victim's claims  —  Sources say Eric Alexander carried around for a year confidential information about a woman who was assaulted during a ride in India in 2014.
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Teardown of new 4K 21.5-inch iMac reveals removable RAM and a modular CPU, a Kaby Lake processor that's not soldered onto the logic board  —  iFixit has published a teardown of the new 4K 21.5-inch iMac, which reveals that - surprisingly - Apple's smallest all-in-one desktop machine …
Rani Molla / Recode:
Akamai: US ranks 28th in the world in mobile internet speeds with an average of 10.7 Mbps; UK takes top spot with average of 26 Mbps  —  We have slower mobile internet than Greece.  Greece!  —  The U.S. lags behind much of the rest of the developed world in mobile internet speeds, ranking 28th.

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