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July 4, 2015, 4:00 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
New iPhone 6S images show updated NFC, 16GB base storage, fewer chips + design tweaks  —  Our look at the upcoming “iPhone 6S” continues today with a discussion of new internal components that are expected to be inside Apple's latest smartphone.  In addition to expected changes such as a Force Touch display …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
After moderators protested dismissal of a key employee by taking down popular subreddits, Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologizes for how the transition was handled  —  Reddit Moderators Shut Down Parts of Site Over Employee's Dismissal  —  Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the popular online message board …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
The next Google Glass is ‘Enterprise Edition,’ expanded testing later this year  —  We told you yesterday about a new device that passed through the FCC—codenamed GG1—and many have speculated that it's the next generation of the Google Glass hardware.  While it's often suggested that the device …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
What delayed IPOs and higher private valuations mean for tech startups and public investors  —  As More Tech Start-Ups Stay Private, So Does the Money  —  Not long ago, if you were a young, brash technologist with a world-conquering start-up idea, there was a good chance you spent …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Two Pirate Bay co-founders say FBI is seeking site logs to see whether Prenda law firm tried to lure copyright violators  —  FBI Wants Pirate Bay Logs to Expose Copyright Trolls  —  Over the past few years copyright troll law firm Prenda crossed the line on several occasions.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Uber Suspends UberPOP In France Following Turmoils And Arrests  —  Transportation company Uber just announced in an interview with Le Monde that it will be suspending UberPOP in France tonight at 8pm.  The news follows a difficult week for the company.  Last Thursday, anti-Uber protests turned …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
OnePlus' Google Cardboard viewer is now available for $0 + shipping  —  One of the biggest reasons of going with cardboard for Google Cardboard was to get these viewers into the hands of as many people as possible.  But while many vendors are selling their Cardboard viewers for around $20 …
Miguel Helft / Forbes:
How tech entrepreneurs are forging ahead in Cuba even without widespread Internet access  —  No Internet?  No Problem.  Inside Cuba's Tech Revolution  —  Robin Pedraja, a lanky 28-year-old former design student from Havana, walked into the Cuban government's office of periodicals …
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Lauren Goode / Re/code:
In Battle of Streaming Music Services, Simplicity Is the Killer Feature  —  Now that we can all finally acknowledge that streaming music is a “thing,” I keep wondering why the companies that offer streaming music services are making things more complicated for consumers as they compete for our ears.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Render shows Android-powered BlackBerry slider phone codenamed “Venice” reportedly bound for AT&T  —  Is this BlackBerry's upcoming Android phone, coming to AT&T?  —  We've expected for a month or so that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone with a “dual curved display” …

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