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June 14, 2017, 5:45 AM

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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
As Travis Kalanick takes leave, the company will strip him of some duties and appoint an independent chair to limit his influence, according to Holder report  —  Travis Kalanick will hand off some duties to COO, chair  —  He plans to take a leave without disclosing return date
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
TPG partner David Bonderman resigns from Uber board after making disparaging remark about women at Uber meeting following Holder report  —  SAN FRANCISCO — David Bonderman, an Uber board member and partner at private equity firm TPG, is resigning from the board of the ride-hailing company …
Covington & Burling:
Report on Uber recommends board oversight committee, reevaluated cultural values, reducing alcohol use at work events, prohibiting boss-employee relationships  —  On February 19, 2017, Susan Fowler, a former engineer at Uber Technologies, Inc. ("Uber"), published a blog post detailing allegations …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Travis Kalanick says that he is taking leave from Uber for an undetermined time to deal with family tragedy, in email to employees  —  It will be for an undetermined amount of time.  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will be taking some time away from the company to grieve his mother, according to a company-wide email he just sent out.
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
In wake of WannaCry, Microsoft fixes 3 flaws affecting unsupported OSes including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that it initially said it wouldn't patch  —  The company previously said it would not fix three outstanding exploits, but reversed course following the ransomware attack in May.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla launches Firefox 54 with Electrolysis tech which uses up to four processes to run content across tabs and lays foundation for sandboxing  —  Mozilla hopes a new phase of its Electrolysis project will bring you back to its browser by making it faster and better able to resist crashes.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Russian cyberattack on US electoral system hit voter databases and software systems in total of 39 states, prompting direct message from Obama to Putin  —  Hackers said to take measure of voting systems, databases  —  A ‘red phone’ warning to the Kremlin from Obama White House
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Digital pharmacy startup ScriptDash rebrands as Alto, raises $23M Series B led by Greenoaks Capital for nationwide expansion  —  Digital pharmacy startup ScriptDash is getting a new name today, along with $23 million in Series B financing.  The startup will now go by Alto to reflect its intention to go beyond just delivery.

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