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July 23, 2015, 7:15 AM

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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 …
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.
Financial Times:
Qualcomm to cut 15% of its workforce for $1.4B in savings, consider a business split, appoint 3 new directors approved by activist shareholder Jana Partners  —  Qualcomm eyes break-up and up to 4,500 job losses  —  Qualcomm, the $105bn chipmaker under pressure from an activist investor …
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.
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 …
Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority:
Leaked Moto X images suggest the device will come with front-facing flash and a fingerprint sensor built into the front speaker  —  Leaked Moto X (2015) images suggest front-facing flash and fingerprint in speaker  —  The Moto X (2015) should be right around the corner …
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 …
More: Consumerist and TIMETweets: @delrey
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.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch captures 75% of smartwatch market in Q2 with 4M units shipped  —  Apple Watch Captured Estimated 75% Smartwatch Market Share in Launch Quarter  —  The latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that the Apple Watch captured 75.5% global …
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