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August 5, 2014, 11:35 AM

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Euan Rocha / Reuters:
BlackBerry completes restructuring process, expects to start recruitment in “modest numbers”  —  BlackBerry closes chapter on restructuring process : internal memo  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd has concluded a protracted and painful restructuring process and is back on a growth footing …
Doug Cameron / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Moves Closer to Formal Rules Barring In-Flight Cellphone Calls  —  Carriers Press for Final Decision to Be Left to Them, Not Transportation Department  —  The U.S. government is getting closer to its final word on whether to allow cellphone calls on airplanes.  And that word appears to be “no.”
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple changing Gatekeeper app signing rules in OS X 10.9.5 & Yosemite, could break some apps  —  An upcoming change introduced in the latest Mavericks and Yosemite developers previews will require some developers to re-sign their applications and submit updates to the Mac App Store in order to get around Gatekeeper's watchful eye.
Larry Hardesty / MIT News Office:
MIT researchers develop algorithm that extracts audio from silent video footage  —  Extracting audio from visual information  —  Algorithm recovers speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag filmed through soundproof glass.  —  Press Inquiries  —  Researchers at MIT, Microsoft …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Mimosa Networks Launches Its First Gigabit Wireless Products  —  Mimosa Networks is finally ready to help make gigabit wireless technology a reality.  The company, which recently came out of stealth, is launching a series of products that it hopes to sell to a new generation of wireless ISPs.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Verizon response to FCC's throttling concerns: everyone's doing it  —  Verizon Wireless has officially responded to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his data throttling concerns.  The Verge has obtained a copy of the carrier's response, which was written by Kathleen Grillo, the company's SVP of Federal Regulatory Affairs.
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Researcher says PayPal's two-factor authentication is easily beaten  —  A security feature offered by PayPal to help prevent accounts from being taken over by hackers can be easily circumvented, an Australian security researcher has found.  —  PayPal users can elect to receive …
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Gannett Said Near Deal to Buy Rest of Cars.com for $1.8 Billion  —  The Gannett Company is near a deal to buy the 73 percent of Cars.com that it does not already own for $1.8 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Monday, giving the media company complete control over the online car-sales website.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Uber launches People's Uber, a no-profit ridesharing service in Beijing  —  Some people might criticize alternative cab service Uber for taking in lots of money through its surge-pricing system for increasing prices when demand is high.  But the startup has been lowering its prices …
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