June 9, 2017, 4:05 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases Windows 10 build for Insiders with improved stylus support, new UI for Action Center, Edge improvements, easy emoji access, more  —  Microsoft is releasing a new test version of Windows 10, build number 16215, today and there's a lot of changes on the way.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Updated App Store guidelines classify voluntary tipping via virtual currency as an in-app purchase, making tipping subject to Apple's 30% cut  —  Apple has activated a new revenue stream that could foster communities of digital content creators around the world like those already thriving in China.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SoftBank is buying robotics firms Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet  —  Here's a surprise turn of events: SoftBank — maker of the friendly Pepper robot and a major M&A player in the tech world — has just announced that it is acquiring two more robotics companies from Google owner Alphabet …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Packagd, founded by Eric Feng, raises $6M Series A round and launches its Unboxed app that offers curated, hosted shows of consumer tech being unboxed  —  If you're a child of the '80s or '90s, you probably remember QVC or the Home Shopping Network.  Before every retailer had a website …
Caitlin Huston / MarketWatch:
Cloudera down more than 15% following disappointing first earnings report post-IPO  —  Shares of Cloudera Inc. sank 15% Friday, as Wall Street analysts weighed in after the data-software company reported disappointing billings for the fiscal first quarter.  —  In its first report …
Sources: Tim Cook, Satya Nadella, Jeff Bezos, Safra Catz, other tech execs, to visit White House June 19 for first meeting of The American Technology Council  —  Meeting at White House comes despite Paris climate discord  —  Trump-created council given goal of modernizing government
Sirius XM invests $480M in Pandora for a 16% stake; Pandora sells Ticketfly, which it acquired for $450M in October 2015, to Eventbrite for $200M  —  Jun 9, 2017, 6:04 amJun 9, 2017, 11:48 am  —  Troubled streaming music service Pandora has finally found a white knight of sorts to boost …

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