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June 30, 2018, 12:05 AM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Eddy Cue and Apple Maps team members describe how they are rebuilding the product from the ground up to eventually own the entire map stack, like Google does  —  The company is rolling out more detailed maps built from its own data for the first time  —  I'm not sure if you're aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft is working on a pocketable Surface device, codenamed Andromeda, with a wraparound display that bridges the gap of the hinge when fully opened  —  A new and disruptive dual-screen device to blur the lines between mobile and PC  —  Microsoft has been working on a new mysterious Surface device for at least two years.
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
EFF files lawsuit asking court to invalidate FOSTA arguing that it amounts to unconstitutional censorship of the Internet violating First and Fifth Amendments  —  Sex work law prohibits speech that's protected by First Amendment, lawsuit says.  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation has asked …
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Data analytics firm Domo closes up 30% on its first day of trading, raising $193M in its IPO at a $524M post-money valuation; Domo was valued at $2.1B in 2017  —  The parade of successful software companies making their way to Wall Street was interrupted on Friday by the arrival of a less familiar beast …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Brave ad-blocking browser releases update with Tor-powered Private Tabs in beta  —  Want more online privacy?  Brave, the ad-blocking browser, has a new way to get it on the web.  —  A new version of the browser released Thursday adds technology called onion routing from the Tor Project as an option to its private tabs.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Dataminr, a NY-based startup that analyzes public data in real time, raises $392M at a valuation of $1.6B, more than the double the $680M valuation from 2015  —  Dataminr, a New York City-based startup that analyzes public data about events in real time, has closed a $392 million funding round …

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