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June 25, 2021, 3:25 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a simplified UI, new Windows store, Start menu, Teams integrated into taskbar, and more, available free to Windows 10 users  —  A new version of Windows is officially on the way  —  Microsoft is officially confirming the name for the next release of Windows today: Windows 11.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it is bringing Android apps to Windows 11 through Amazon's Appstore  —  A surprise addition to Windows 11  —  Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11.  The software giant revealed its surprise Windows 11 addition during its special Windows event today.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft's bundling of Teams into Windows 11 is a throwback to its anticompetitive behavior in the 1990s, even as it now criticizes rivals over similar tactics  —  Teams software gets a leg up on Slack, Zoom with addition to the latest PC operating system  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 11 …
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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
After approving five major antitrust bills on Wed., House committee approves the Ending Platform Monopolies Act on Thursday; all bills now head to House floor  —  I'm going to sleep  —  This story is part of a group of stories called  —  After nearly two years of investigations …
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Eva Mathews / Reuters:
The Teamsters, one of the largest labor unions in the US, votes to support, fund, and supply resources to employees of Amazon in their unionization efforts  —  The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a labor union in the United States and Canada, said on Thursday it has voted to formalize …
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
A look at Premise, an app that pays users around the world for tasks like taking photos, and has clients like US military using the data to gather intelligence  —  The Premise app pays users, many in the developing world, to do tasks like taking photos and completing surveys for clients including the U.S. military
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Researchers discover four major vulnerabilities in Dell SupportAssist's BIOSConnect feature, letting hackers remotely execute code, affecting 129 Dell models  —  Security researchers have found four major security vulnerabilities in the BIOSConnect feature of Dell SupportAssist …
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
FTC's Khan appoints Erie Meyer as chief technologist, Holly Vedova as acting head of Bureau of Competition, Sam Levine as head of Bureau of Consumer Protection  —  Tech critic and the new chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, has named three top staffers in a signal that the agency …
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Andreessen Horowitz raises $2.2B for its third fund focused on crypto startups and cryptocurrencies  —  - The Silicon Valley venture capital firm just announced a new $2.2 billion cryptocurrency-focused fund.  — “We believe that the next wave of computing innovation will be driven by crypto …
Corrie Driebusch / Wall Street Journal:
Twilio and Asana, both listed on NYSE, agree to list on Silicon Valley-based Long-Term Stock Exchange, the first two companies to agree to dual list on LTSE  —  Exchange hopes to be signal to investors of which companies have sustainable practices  —  A Silicon Valley stock exchange …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Instagram starts to quietly roll out the option to publish posts from its website on desktop, but iPad is not supported  —  After we got a sneak peek at the feature last month, Instagram has quietly rolled out the option to create and publish posts from its website on desktop (but not on iPad).
TechCrunch:
New York-based SmartAsset, a marketplace that connects consumers to financial advisors, raises $110M Series D led by TTV Capital at over $1B valuation  —  SmartAsset, a marketplace that connects consumers to financial advisors, announced today that it has raised $110 million in a Series D round of funding.
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Google is showing a warning on some searches that it may not have reliable sources to show, usually on trending topics  —  The company is notifying people when they search for rapidly evolving topics.  —  Google is testing a new feature to notify people when they search for a topic that may have unreliable results.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google delays plans to block third-party cookies from early 2022 to late 2023, says it wants to find ways to protect privacy without hurting ad-dependent sites  —  Google has delayed a major privacy change to its Chrome browser, pushing back a plan to block third-party cookies until late 2023 …

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