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July 9, 2015, 5:05 PM

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Jacob Frantz / Facebook:
Facebook launches controls to let you choose friends and pages you see at the top of your News Feed; feature available on iOS now, desktop and Android later  —  Updated Controls for News Feed  —  News Feed is a personalized stream of stories that you build from the people and Pages you've connected to on Facebook.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
You Can Now Just Tell Facebook What You Want to See in News Feed  —  Facebook has come up with a new, simple approach to determine what you want to see at the top of your News Feed: It's going to ask you.  —  The social network, which is known for its ever-evolving News Feed algorithm …
Kirk Koenigsbauer / Office Blogs:
Office 2016 for Mac exits preview and is now available for Office 365 subscribers, to be released as a one-time purchase this September  —  Office 2016 for Mac is here!  —  Today's post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team.
Slack:
Slack adds emoji reactions that let users “like” messages using any emoji  —  722 ways to say “I got your message”  —  Since the launch of Slack, people have asked for a way to “fave” or “like” messages — a simple, public way to acknowledge or approve a message.
TechCrunch:
iOS 9 And OS X El Capitan Are Now Available To All As Public Betas  —  As announced at WWDC last month, Apple is making a beta of its newly updated mobile operating system, iOS 9, available to the general public for testing starting today, alongside the beta version of OS X El Capitan, its updated desktop OS.
Glenn Fleishman / Macworld:
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica UK:
IBM unveils world's first functional 7nm test chip, targets 50% power/performance improvement from 10nm chips  —  Beyond silicon: IBM unveils world's first 7nm chip  —  With a silicon-germanium channel, and EUV lithography, IBM crosses the 10nm barrier.  —  IBM, working with GlobalFoundries …
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Facebook says it's not building a streaming music service  —  Facebook is denying a report from Music Ally stating that it has plans to launch a streaming music service in the next few months.  A Facebook spokesperson told The Verge, “we have no plans to go into music streaming.”
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ brings new larger prism, Intel Atom CPU, optional external battery pack  —  We told you last week that Google is internally referring to its next iteration of Google Glass as “Enterprise Edition” or “EE,” and now we've uncovered information about the soon-to-be-launched device's hardware.
Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:
T-Mobile claims it now has more subscribers than Sprint, cuts roaming charges in Mexico and Canada  —  The upstart U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile today announced it's extending its U.S mobile plan to cover Mexico and Canada.  —  That means U.S. smartphone users won't have to pay roaming fees …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's Band gets RSS-powered web apps that anyone can create  —  Microsoft has been investing heavily in its Band wearable device recently.  Third-party apps, golf tracking, and a series of improvements in recent months have positioned the Microsoft Band as a more powerful fitness accessory.

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