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July 22, 2015, 11:15 PM

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Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
De Blasio drops plans to cap number of vehicles operated by Uber in NYC for now, will conduct four-month study on traffic impact of for-hire vehicle operators  —  De Blasio Administration Dropping Plan for Uber Cap, for Now  —  The de Blasio administration has backed away from its fight …
Office Blogs:
Microsoft launches short-form email app Send for iPhone that works like instant messaging, coming later to Android and Windows Phone  —  Introducing Send—designed for in-and-out email  —  Sometimes you just need to send a quick, short note to your co-worker.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple Music nightmare: adding music doesn't work as expected, lost access to 4,700 songs after turning off the service  —  Apple Music is a nightmare and I'm done with it  —  I love Apple.  I love them because they take difficult problems and come up with innovative, simple solutions.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
FTC investigation into Apple heats up, music streaming services hit with subpoenas  —  The FTC has launched an investigation into Apple's dealings with competing music streaming services in its App Store, according to multiple sources.  The investigation is targeting Apple's 30 percent fee charged …
Reem Nasr / CNBC:
Qualcomm says it will cut workforce by about 15% for a total of $1.4B in cost reductions  —  Qualcomm cuts workforce by 15%; stock turns down  —  Qualcomm announced on Wednesday that it would cut its workforce by 15 percent for a total of $1.4 billion in cost reductions.
Jacqueline Beauchere / Microsoft on the Issues:
Microsoft makes it easier for revenge porn victims to report images and videos for removal from Bing, OneDrive, and Xbox Live  —  ‘Revenge porn:’ Putting victims back in control  —  When someone shares intimate images of another person online without that person's consent, the effects can be truly devastating.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
YouTube On Android Now Shows Vertical Videos Properly In Full Screen  —  Vertical videos are terrible for many reasons, but we may have to come to terms with the fact that many people just won't stop recording videos vertically.  This inescapable foible of humanity is made slightly less galling …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Acquires Clementine, An Enterprise Communication Service  —  Dropbox has acquired Clementine, an enterprise communication service, today according to a blog post on the company's page.  —  Clementine focuses on internal communication, such as conference calls and chat services that aren't connected to a personal phone number.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft delivers public preview of Exchange Server 2016  —  Microsoft is releasing its first public preview of its next on-premises Exchange Server.  And the next SharePoint release is running ahead of schedule, with a first preview due in August.  —  Microsoft has made available …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Images of soon-to-be announced OnePlus 2 show up on Chinese wireless regulator's website  —  Our first look at the OnePlus 2 comes from China's regulator  —  So far, OnePlus has done a fairly good job of keeping its next smartphone under wraps ahead of the July 27th launch.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator says it will try to invest in every YC company round with a post-money valuation of $250M or less  —  Y Combinator Finally Reveals Its Approach To Growth-Stage Investing  —  A couple of weeks ago, we published a post that pondered what investing pro rata would mean for Y Combinator.
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Xbox boss says keyboard-and-mouse support isn't ‘far away’  —  For this round of consoles, both Sony and Microsoft went with internal chip architecture that behaves much more like the guts of a traditional gaming PC.  But a potential addition to the Xbox One may make it almost indistinguishable from a computer.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sony Is Launching A Drone Business To Provide Data Services To Enterprises  —  Sony is stepping into the drone business after the Japanese electronics giant announced a new venture that captures images and other data for business purposes using unmanned crafts.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon's Latest Prime Perk: A Five Percent Cash-Back Credit Card  —  Amazon continues to make a concerted effort to add new perks to Amazon Prime as it tries to funnel new shoppers into the membership program that turns casual shoppers into Amazon addicts.  Here's another Prime benefit …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Zillow takes direct swipe at DocuSign with acquisition of digital signature upstart DotLoop … Five months after acquiring rival Trulia in a blockbuster $2.5 billion deal, Zillow is back in the acquisition game.  —  The Seattle online real estate company today said it has agreed to acquire DotLoop …

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