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June 10, 2019, 5:10 PM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Salesforce to buy data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal, a big premium to the company's market cap of $10.8B at Friday's trading close  —  On the heels of Google buying analytics startup Looker last week for $2.6 billion, Salesforce today announced a huge piece …
Tushar Mehta / XDA Developers:
Google seems to be testing a new feature for Maps in India that alerts users every time their taxi or ride goes off route by 500 meters  —  Getting driving directions from Google Maps is one of its most vital and useful features.  To make navigation more effective for the drivers …
Jacob Passy / MarketWatch:
Amazon Credit Builder debuts as a secured retail credit card aimed at Prime members with poor credit; a refundable security deposit will represent card's limit  —  Amazon's newest credit card is designed to appeal to consumers who are looking to improve their credit score.
CNBC:
Sources: Uber opens a new fintech outpost in New York, hiring several dozen engineers and product managers; future financial products may include a bank account  —  KEY POINTS  — Uber is expanding its financial services efforts by hiring several dozen engineers and product managers in New York, sources say.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Alyce, a corporate gifting startup that recommends products, experiences, and other gift ideas based on recipients' interests, raises $11.5M Series A  —  Why wrap, sign, and send hundreds of gifts to clients when a third-party outfit could do it for you?  That's the idea behind corporate gifting startups …
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
UK-based Privitar, which provides data privacy software for large organizations including HSBC and UK's NHS, raises $40M Series B led by Accel  —  Privitar, a software startup that helps enterprises and other organizations engineer privacy protection into their various data projects …
VICE:
Facebook has quietly made changes to limit Graph Search over the weekend, following privacy scandals, says it will work with researchers affected by the changes  —  Facebook's Graph Search allowed anyone to search a wealth of public data on Facebook in very specific ways …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says its next high-end Xbox console, codenamed Project Scarlett, is coming fall 2020 and will support 8K gaming, be 4X as powerful as the Xbox One X  —  Project Scarlett arrives in fall 2020  —  Microsoft is revealing the first details about its next-generation Xbox hardware today.
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