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June 27, 2017, 4:35 PM

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EU Press Room:
Kent Walker / Google:
Google says it “respectfully disagrees” with the EU Commission's decision and will review it in detail as it considers an appeal  —  When you shop online, you want to find the products you're looking for quickly and easily.  And advertisers want to promote those same products.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Ransomware attack spreads to firms and agencies in Britain, US, and Netherlands, including ad firm WPP, a US law firm, and shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk  —  A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month's WannaCry attack.
Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
As Facebook reaches the 2B MAUs milestone, a look at its growth strategy over the years with interview of VPs of growth, growth marketing, social good, others  —  Facebook's growth team has a methodical approach to understanding what new users want and a surprisingly broad mandate.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
You can now request an Uber ride for people without a smartphone or Uber account, making it easier to help seniors  —  Uber is adding a new feature that lets you specify someone else in your phone's contact book as the rider for the trip.  It was always possible to hail a ride …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Drive.ai raises $50M Series B led by NEA for retrofit kits to bring self-driving to existing fleets  —  Self-driving technology startup Drive.ai has raised a $50 million Series B funding round, led by NEA and with participation from GGV and previous investors, including Series A lead Northern Light.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Annie report: global app economy to grow to from $1.3T in 2016 to $6.3T in 2021, user base to nearly double from 3.4B to 6.3B  —  The global app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion by 2021, up from $1.3 trillion last year, according to a new report this morning from app analytics firm App Annie.
More: Recode and Axios

Sponsor Posts

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IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
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How Google Plans To Use AI To Reinvent The $3 Trillion US Healthcare Industry  —  In this report we explore Google's many healthcare initiatives and areas of potential future expansion.

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