July 9, 2015, 3:55 AM

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Satya Nadella email to employees on sharpening business focus  —  Over the past few weeks, I've shared with you our mission, strategy, structure and culture.  Today, I want to discuss our plans to focus our talent and investments in areas where we have differentiation and potential for growth …
Microsoft announces 7,800 job cuts mostly in phone business, writes off $7.6B from Nokia deal  —  Microsoft Announces Restructuring of Phone Hardware Business  —  REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to restructure the company's phone hardware business to better focus and align resources.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Spotify urges iPhone customers to stop paying through the App Store and save $3/month in apparent effort to avoid Apple's 30% cut  —  Spotify urges iPhone customers to stop paying through Apple's App Store  —  Spotify is trying to raise awareness around the fact that it's cheaper to subscribe …
Glenn Fleishman / Macworld:
Apple drops Recovery Key in new two-factor authentication for El Capitan and iOS 9  —  Apple said at WWDC it would build a more integrated and comprehensions two-factor security system into its next OS releases, and today explains what that means.  —  Senior Contributor, Macworld
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google debuts $15 Chromecast Ethernet adapter, product sells out in hours  —  Google's Chromecast gets a hardwired Ethernet adapter  —  If you have Wi-Fi problems, you can now directly plug into your network.  —  Google's Chromecast is one of the easiest-to-use and most widely supported …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 9 Beta 3 released with News app, Apple Music, high quality music streaming over cellular, folders that separate selfies and screenshots, more  —  iOS 9 Beta 3 Tidbits: 4x4 Folders on iPad, Screenshot and Selfie Folders, News App, and More  —  Apple today released the third beta of iOS 9 …
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
Jawbone files complaint with ITC against Fitbit, seeks to block company from importing fitness trackers into US, in third legal action in two months  —  Jawbone Sues Rival Fitbit for Third Time in Two Months  —  Jawbone has filed another legal action against rival fitness tracker company Fitbit - the third in two months.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Fleksy's mobile keyboard app goes free as the company bets on premium themes and extensions  —  Mobile keyboard company Fleksy has followed in the footsteps of SwiftKey by making its Android and iOS app completely free.  —  With seven million downloads to date, the San Francisco-based company's app replaces …
Michael Crider / Android Police:
Logitech rebrands some products to Logi, keeps Logitech for iconic wares and corporate name  —  Logitech Is Changing Its Brand Name To Logi For... Reasons, At Least On Some Products  —  Logitech is older than I am.  Not too much older, mind you - the Switzerland-based computer accessory company …
Facebook updates its cost-per-click definition to only include clicks to websites and apps, not likes, shares, and comments  —  Updating how Cost per Click is Measured on Facebook  —  Advertisers come to Facebook to drive business goals, like in-store traffic and website clicks …
Sources: Aol/Verizon Eyes Millennial Media For Around $300M In Mobile Ad Push  —  AOL, recently acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion, appears to be wasting little time in continuing to build out its advertising business.  Sources tell TechCrunch that the company has been in the process of buying mobile ad network Millennial Media.

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