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June 8, 2017, 8:25 AM

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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.
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: after AOL and Yahoo merger closes, layoffs could reach 1,000 jobs, or under 20% of combined company  —  As the troubled deal is finally culminated, it's time for cuts.  —  According to sources, layoffs are expected to take place across AOL and Yahoo that could number up to 1,000 jobs.
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 …

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