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June 26, 2017, 12:55 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Walmart tells some tech providers not to use Amazon Web Services if they want Walmart's business  —  Wal-Mart is telling some technology companies that if they want its business, they can't run applications for the retailer on Amazon's leading cloud-computing service, Amazon Web Services.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Pandora founder and CEO Tim Westergren plans to step down, will likely stay until a replacement is found  —  The streaming music giant doesn't have a replacement for its founder lined up.  —  Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren plans to step down as the streaming music company's leader …
More: Axios and TechCrunchTweets: @mdudas
Bloomberg:
Profile of Starsky Robotics, which hires truckers to train and eventually remotely control semi-autonomous trucks  —  Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them the talk.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Sources: Pearl Automation, self-driving kit startup founded by ex-Apple engineers that raised $50M, shuts down after poor sales of its wireless rear-view camera  —  Pearl Automation, an automotive startup founded by former Apple engineers, has decided to shut down, Axios has learned from multiple sources.
More: MacRumors
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
A behind-the-scenes look at how Google's Project Zero, known for its hard-nosed vulnerability disclosure policy, got started and has evolved over time  —  Brash.  Controversial.  A guard against rising digital threats around the globe.  Google's Project Zero is securing the Internet on its own terms.
More: ARCThanks:@jeffjohnroberts
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
65 projects have raised $522M in ICOs this year, according to Smith + Crown; investors should be aware of the unregulated nature and potential for abuse in ICOs  —  A new crop of technology entrepreneurs is forgoing the usual routes to raising money.  The entrepreneurs are not pitching …

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