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Recode Daily: Trump’s ban travels to the Supreme Court; Google owes the EU $2.7 billion

Plus the iPhone turns 10, and Amazon’s Echo Show is watching you.

Amazon’s new touchscreen-enabled Echo Show is keeping an eye and an ear on things.
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The Supreme Court said it will allow some parts of President Trump’s so-called “travel ban” to go into effect. The case, which will be heard in October, sets the stage for a major decision on the scope of presidential power. [Tony Romm / Recode]

The European Union slapped Google with a record-breaking $2.7 billion fine. The EU says Google’s comparison shopping service favors its own results over competitors; Google continues to say it hasn’t done anything wrong. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Sprint has begun talks with cable companies Charter and Comcast, which are exploring a deal to offer wireless service. The two-month agreement for exclusive negotiation might include the possibility of the cable giants jointly buying Sprint, and puts discussion of a potential merger with T-Mobile on hold. [The Wall Street Journal]

The reviews are in for the $230 Echo Show, Amazon’s latest smart-home device. This one has a seven-inch angled touchscreen — not only is it always listening, but it sees you, too. Some tech types love it — to The Verge, it conjured “the old dream of the ‘Information Appliance.’” Others see it as somewhat creepy and potentially invasive — basically Siri on a propped-up iPad, waiting for a defining use case to come along. [Dieter Bohn / The Verge]

Apple released the first iPhone 10 years ago this week. These 10 charts show how the iPhone changed everything, from how people work to chewing gum sales, making Apple the world’s most valuable company in the process. [Rani Molla / Recode]

Facebook may finally have to compromise its user experience in order to keep growing its revenue. Facebook’s News Feed faces a choice: Insert ads within the user-generated content it controls and tempt the fate of Myspace, or make already ad-supported publisher content its own and deal with a host of fractious partners scrabbling for revenue. [Tony Haile / Recode]

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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