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July 14, 2015, 8:45 AM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Former Reddit CEO says Alexis Ohanian responsible for firing that touched off Reddit revolt, noting a “stunning lack of leadership” in letting Pao take the heat  —  Details Emerge About Victoria Taylor's Dismissal at Reddit  —  Over the last week, the circumstances surrounding …
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Mozilla blocks all versions of Adobe Flash in Firefox by default, till Adobe patches security issues  —  Mozilla blocks all versions of Adobe Flash in Firefox  —  Mozilla has added all versions of Adobe Flash up to the most recent version 18.0.0.203 to the Firefox blocklist.
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Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Facebook testing Moneypenny, a personal assistant inside Messenger that consults real people for help researching and ordering products, among other tasks  —  Facebook is working on a digital assistant named Moneypenny to help you find and buy products  —  Facebook Messenger is getting …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
News sites are getting slower, the New York Times takes 4 mins and 2MB of data download to view one story  —  News Sites Are Fatter and Slower Than Ever  —  An analysis of download times highlights how poorly designed news sites are.  That's more evidence of poor implementation of ads... and a strong case for ad blockers.
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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Apple Pay lands in the UK, some major banks missing  —  Apple's mobile payments service, available in the US since October, has expanded across the pond — but some of the announced partners aren't on board.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Microsoft unveils GigJam, a Cortana driven, cross-platform, realtime and asynchronous business collaboration app  —  Microsoft's New GigJam Collaboration App Deconstructs Tasks Into “Molecules Of Work”  —  Got a project?  GigJam lets you share information on the fly—and hide what's private—on computers, tablets, and phones.
Nokia:
Nokia may bring back mobile phones, but only through brand-licensing model, and not earlier than Q4 2016 because of Microsoft agreement  —  Nokia comments on media speculation about mobile devices  —  The following has been posted by Robert Morlino, spokesman for Nokia Technologies
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Forrester: Tablet Sales Have Plateaued But There's A Future In Business  —  As iPhone revenue soars, Apple's iPad sales dropped 18 percent year-over-year in the final quarter of 2014 and has now hit a plateau, according to a new study from Forrester Research.  —  Even the new iPad Air didn't help.

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