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June 22, 2017, 10:50 PM

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Dan Primack / Axios:
Source: over 1,000 Uber employees sign letter to board demanding that Travis Kalanick return “in an operational role” because he's “critical” to future success  —  More than one thousand current Uber employees have signed a letter to the company's board of directors …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook updates mission statement to “give people power to build community, bring the world closer together”, from “making the world more open and connected”  —  “Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn't push for any specific positive outcome from more connection.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google announces new VR180 video standard, showing half a 360-degree view, and partners with Yi, Lenovo, and LG for new cameras  —  Google is launching a new, more limited cinematic VR format that it hopes will be almost as accessible as regular YouTube videos.
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale after dispute with Apple over licensing rights, says “it has received interest from a number of parties”  —  Imagination Technologies (IMG.L), the British company in dispute with its biggest customer Apple (AAPL.O) over licensing rights …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
How Golan Ben-Oni, CIO of US telecom firm IDT Corporation, discovered and is drawing attention to NSA-made DoublePulsar, a more potent sister tool to WannaCry  —  NEWARK — There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Tesla talking to music labels about creating its own streaming service to be bundled with its cars, starting with a Pandora-like offering  —  Why not work directly with Spotify, Apple and others?  Good question.  —  Put this one in the “You can do that, but why would you want to do that? …
Claire Zillman / Fortune:
Facebook introduces new privacy tools to combat catfishing and guard profile photos from being misused, in India now and other countries soon  —  Facebook on Wednesday is unveiling new features that it hopes will make women in India feel safer on its platform.
Tony Romm / Recode:
Executives for wireless and drone firms, including AT&T and PrecisionHawk, lobby Trump to cut down on regulations in White House meeting  —  For the likes of AT&T and PrecisionHawk, the face time with the president offered a chance to push their agendas.

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