Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Tuesday, 14/6/16

New hires at FTI Consulting; G4S statement on Orlando shooting; Geometry Global grows in Singapore; LeEco and Silicon Valley; the Microsoft/LinkedIn deal; Apple opens up Siri and Apple Pay; good times for Bitcoin.

Two senior hires at FTI Consulting in India

Pushpendra Dhansoia and Saurabh Joshi join as senior directors.

G4S statement says firm 'providing full support' after employee identified as Orlando gunman

Global security and outsourcing firm G4S has released a statement expressing its 'deep shock' and outlining details of the employee who has been identified as the gunman who killed 50 people in a nightclub in the US city of Orlando during the weekend.

Geometry Global beefs up leadership in Singapore hub

Just after appointing a new APAC CEO, Geometry Global has announced a shuffle within its Singapore leadership team, in line with its growth ambitions.

LeEco moves further into Silicon Valley

Ambitious Chinese company LeEco has made two big inroads on its push into Silicon Valley, snaffling a senior legal counsel from Google and snapping up Yahoo's property at the center of the US tech hub.

Microsoft fights history with biggest-ever software deal

Microsoft has never bought a company the size of LinkedIn, but its struggle to integrate previous mega-purchases suggests challenges are ahead.

Apple Pay, Siri no longer tied to iPhones

Apple's mobile wallet is now positioned to compete with online payment companies, while you can now talk to Siri on your laptop.

Bitcoin hits a 2-year high thanks to a big change in the code…and China

The price of bitcoin has hit its highest level in more than two years due to a rule written in the cryptocurrency's code which could tighten its supply and as it becomes a safe-haven bet amid broader macroeconomic worries.

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