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July 1, 2018, 2:45 PM

Top News

Daniel Duane / Wired:
How huge contributions from tech titans, a STEM curriculum, and gadgets everywhere failed to overhaul systemic problems in a San Francisco public middle school  —  Huge contributions from tech titans, a STEM-packed curriculum, gadgets everywhere: Willie Brown Middle School was supposed to set the bar.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
NSA says it is deleting all phone records acquired since 2015 under FISA because of a technical glitch that resulted in some unauthorized data collection  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has purged hundreds of millions of records logging phone calls and texts that it had gathered …
Suzanne LaBarre / Co.Design:
Blue light, prevalent in modern UIs, is aesthetically pleasing, but poses health risks; designers should switch to deep red/orange as the military did long ago  —  The cold blue light of modern touchscreens may be aesthetically pleasing, but it poses health problems.
AlleyWatch:
Cedar, a service that uses data analysis to help health organizations personalize the billing experience for patients, raises $36M Series B led by Kinnevik  —  Understanding bills should be simple and straightforward but unfortunately, that is not always the case, especially when dealing with medical bills.
Rick Merritt / EE Times:
DARPA to invest $100M over the next four years to create the equivalent of a silicon compiler aimed at significantly lowering the barriers to design chips  —  Two programs aim to craft ‘silicon compiler’  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — The U.S. will pour $100 million into two research programs …
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Scott Porch / Fast Company:
A look at the efforts of podcast platforms like Stitcher and Castbox to supplement their free ad supported offerings with premium content  —  Your favorite free podcast probably won't charge you anytime soon.  But CastBox's premium-content platform is among the new ways podcasters are getting paid.

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