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July 31, 2015, 11:25 AM

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Yusuf Mehdi / Windows Blog:
Windows 10 passes 14M installs 24 hours after launch  —  Windows 10 - The First 24 Hours  —  It has been an incredible 24 hours for Windows and our fans.  We're humbled and grateful to see the response to Windows 10.  We have seen unprecedented demand for Windows 10 …
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Apple to debut new Apple TV with App Store, SDK, Siri support, and touch remote during September iPhone event  —  Apple Will Debut New Apple TV In September  —  The new Apple TV is headed to market along with an App Store of its own.  Next step: that long-in-the-offing subscription internet-TV service.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Nvidia recalls all Shield Tablets due to battery fire hazard  —  Nvidia promised spectacular, unprecedented gaming performance from its 8-inch Shield Tablet last year, but its pursuit of extreme performance seems to have gone a tiny bit too far.  The company is now recalling …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Anti-Virus Firm BitDefender Admits Breach, Hacker Claims Stolen Passwords Are Unencrypted  —  BitDefender, a much-respected anti-virus firm, has leaked a portion of its customers' usernames and passwords after facing an extortion attempt by a hacker, going by the name DetoxRansome.
Reto Meier / Android Developers Blog:
Google now lets Android developers offer open betas and email-based closed betas  —  Iterate faster on Google Play with improved beta testing  —  Posted by Ellie Powers, Product Manager, Google Play  —  Today, Google Play is making it easier for you to manage beta tests and get your users to join them.
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Microsoft joins with Jasper in Internet of Things alliance  —  The gold rush is on foe the Internet of Things as startups and tech heavyweights alike seek to cash in on a burgeoning universe of connected devices.  Thus Microsoft's latest alliance with Jasper, which offers management technology for those devices.
Bloomberg Business:
Appeals court upholds Microsoft's $14.5M jury verdict against Motorola in patent royalty case  —  Microsoft Beats Google as Patent Royalty Case May Aid Consumers  —  Microsoft Corp. won an appeals court ruling that may lower the rates many electronics makers pay to license technology considered standard in smartphones and computers.
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google is quietly distributing a new version of Glass for business customers that attaches to other glasses; consumer version at least a year away  —  Google Quietly Distributes New Version of Glass Aimed at Workplaces  —  Device is being pitched to industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, energy
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Facebook completes full-scale prototype of its solar-powered Internet drone Aquila, develops laser that transmits data at 10 gigabits per second  —  Facebook Ready To Test Drones That Can Deliver Internet At 10 Gigabits A Second  —  Facebook has built the first full-scale version …

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