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June 14, 2017, 10:10 PM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google says it plans to launch its full desktop backup tool, called Backup and Sync, for Google Drive on June 28, available as an app  —  Google is turning Drive into a much more robust backup tool.  Soon, instead of files having to live inside of the Drive folder, Google will be able …
Brian Merchant / The Verge:
Interviews with Apple employees, including Fadell, Forstall, and others, reveal the secretive and complex process that led to the first iPhone  —  An exclusive excerpt from The One Device  —  This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Instagram begins testing standardized format for declaring sponsored posts, starting with select partners  —  Instagram is creating a standardized format that should make it clearer to everyone when a post has been paid for by an advertiser.  —  These aren't for ads that businesses buy directly …
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Box introduces desktop app Box Drive on Windows and MacOS, which enables access to files in the cloud without opening a web browser  —  Box just made it a little easier to access your files while you're at your computer.  —  The company is introducing Box Drive, a desktop application that works on Windows and MacOS.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
IDC: overall IoT spending will rise 16.7% YoY to ~$800B in 2017, driven by enterprise investment, before reaching $1.4T in 2021  —  By 2021, global IoT spending is expected to total nearly $1.4 trillion, according to the research firm.  —  Research firm IDC has released updated spending estimates for the Internet of Things.
JP Mangalindan / Yahoo! Finance:
Uber to be indefinitely governed by committee consisting of 14 executives who previously reported directly to Kalanick  —  With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick officially taking  —  a leave of absence, and his effective right-hand Emil Michael  —  gone from the company, the day-to-day duties …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M Series A led by Data Collective  —  The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Andreessen Horowitz confirms it led a $23.2M investment in Instabase, a GitHub-like service for data, last month  —  - Instabase's software is based on technology developed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).  — The start-up is “tackling …
Paul Miller / The Verge:
Upcoming iPhones will offer wireless charging and be waterproof, says CEO of Apple manufacturer Wistron  —  Plugging things in is no fun, especially when a certain company refuses to embrace industry-standard plugs.  Wireless charging is an obvious solution, which has been embraced …

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