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The E.U. Could Kill Net Neutrality With a Loophole — It seems the European Union has learned little from the hard-won fight in the United States to preserve net neutrality. Today, the European Commission announced an agreement between the European Parliament and EU Council that-on the surface-claims to promise to protect net neutrality, while simultaneously allowing for exceptions that would threaten its very existence.

Study Offers New Evidence That Google Skews Search Results — Evidence continues to mount that when it comes to search results, Google isn't always playing fair. The latest accusation comes from a new study written by Harvard Business School professor Michael Luca, Columbia Law School Professor Tim Wu, and Yelp's data science team.

Thank You, Silicon Valley, for Helping Make Marriage Equality Happen — No single person or group of people can claim credit for today's historic US Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. The decision is the hard-earned payoff for decades of work by millions of activists, politicians, public figures, and average Americans who have fought relentlessly for this right.

Techies Are Trying to Get Chinese Consumers to Rack Up Debt — One major drain on the American economy is the glut of consumer debt. In China, it's the opposite. The Chinese are notoriously savvy savers, with a gross national savings rate of about 51 percent, according to the World Bank. In the US, it hovers around 17 percent. Saving is valuable, of course.

Doctors and Hospitals Need to Talk More. This App Can Help — As an intern fresh out of medical school at Columbia University, Joe Mayer says one of the most frustrating tasks in the ER was spending hours trying to track down a patient's primary care physician. It was tedious, yes.

Facebook's New Diversity Numbers Are Still Pathetic — It's another disappointing day for those who would like to see the tech sector diversify its ranks. Over the last year, little has changed to right the balance at Facebook, according to the company's latest diversity report, which shows little to no growth in the number of women and minorities employed at the company.

Google's Next Moonshot: Lining City Streets With Wi-Fi Hubs — Google's big bet on technology for cities is finally starting to make sense. Earlier this month, when Larry Page announced that Google was launching a new startup called Sidewalk Labs to develop and incubate technology for cities, many wondered what the company wanted with an industry that is so much less sexy than any of its other so-called "moonshot" projects, like developing the self-driving car or, you know, curing death.

Don't Give Apple Too Much Credit for Bowing to Taylor Swift — Apple is skilled at attracting praise. Often, the tech giant deserves that praise. This is not one of those times. On Sunday, high-ranking Apple exec Eddy Cue tweeted that the company would, in fact, pay royalties to musicians during the three-month free trial period of its new music platform Apple Music.

New $10 Bill Is a Major Win for Women Leaders — The Treasury Department made history Wednesday with the announcement that a woman will grace the face of the new $10 bill. Just who that woman will be is up for public debate and will be announced by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew later this year. All we have to say is: It's about damn time.

Microsoft Finally Gets That It Won't Win the Smartphone War — On Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella emailed staffers to update them on a series of executive changes at the company-changes that seem to have been a long time coming. The announcement included a number of senior departures, as well as a reorganization of existing executives, but the most telling of these changes is, perhaps, the departure of Stephen Elop, Nokia's ex-CEO.
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Jun 30, 2015

"Anyone can write a rape scene—but should they? Chances are, the answer is no."… @WIRED

Jun 26, 2015

Not crying. Just have a major moment in the history of civil rights in my eye.

Jun 24, 2015

Wow. Parents are sleeping in tents for weeks at a time just to enroll their kids in kindergarten? Utter insanity:…

Jun 23, 2015

Google's @sidewalkinc makes its first acquisition: aims to bring free public WiFi projects to cities around the world…

Jun 23, 2015

With new search, "Instagram is looking to outdo Twitter" as the go-to destination for news.… @jessiwrites for @WIRED

Jun 22, 2015

RT @nikhilgoya_l: WTF: "Police Chief Says Dylann Roof Was Taken to Burger King Shortly After Arrest"…

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