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July 15, 2015, 3:10 PM

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Erica Swanson / Google Fiber Blog:
Google to offer free internet access in select public housing areas in all Google Fiber markets, as part of ConnectHome, Obama's low-cost Internet program  —  Bringing Internet access to public housing residents  —  The web is where we go to connect with people, learn new subjects …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Google Unveils “Purchases On Google,” Which Are Basically Buy Buttons In Mobile Ads  —  Google today announced a new feature called Purchases on Google, which will make it easier for consumers to buy products directly from mobile search ads.  —  The Wall Street Journal first reported …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases new iPod touch with gold option, 8MP camera, 64-bit A8 processor, 128GB, adds new Nano and Shuffle colors  —  Apple releases new, faster, iPod touch with 8MP camera and 128 GB option, new Nano/Shuffle colors  —  As we reported this morning, Apple has today launched a new version …
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Cybercrime forum site Darkode seized and 28 hackers arrested, bringing the total to 70, in joint operation between FBI, NCA, Europol, others  —  International hacker site Darkode taken offline by cross-borders task force  —  Over 60 hackers arrested in joint operation between FBI, NCA …
Daniele Lepido / Bloomberg Business:
European trademark holder sues Apple for using the term ‘iWatch’ in Apple Watch search ads  —  Apple Is Getting Sued Over the Name iWatch, Even Though That's Not What Its Product Is Called  —  A trademark holder in Europe is angry that Apple bought Google ads for the term “iWatch”
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter  —  Facebook and Twitter users across all demographics are increasingly using the social networks as news sources, though they are seeking out different types of news content on each platform, according to a study out Tuesday …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter article previews now auto-expand on mobile devices  —  Here's another one for the Twitter-is-becoming-Facebook files: some article previews to external sites have started auto-expanding in your timeline on Android and iOS devices.  As you browse your feed, you'll notice that tweets …
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