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August 5, 2015, 1:55 PM

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Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: Apple's licensing deals include permission to create up to five additional radio stations like Beats 1  —  Apple's music deals allow for new Beats stations at any time  —  While Apple Music may have gotten off to a less than stellar start, Apple's 24/7 radio station Beats 1 has lived …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Empowers Pages To Provide Customer Support Over Private Messages  —  A business publicly debating customer problems on their Facebook Page's wall is a recipe for a PR disaster.  So today Facebook is giving Pages more options for privately messaging people who complain.
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Adam Jourdan / Reuters:
China to put security teams in major Internet firms, websites  —  China is planning to set up “network security offices” in major Internet companies and for websites so authorities can move more quickly against illegal online behavior, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Fastly Raises $75M For Its Real-Time CDN  —  Fastly, a content delivery service (CDN) service that focuses on helping companies deliver dynamic content to their users faster, today announced that it has raised a $75 million Series D round led by ICONIQ Capital.
Wilson Rothman / Wall Street Journal:
Epson's new EcoTank printers hold two years worth of ink, cost between $400-$500 and replacement cannisters of ink will cost $52  —  Review: Epson Kills the Printer Ink Cartridge  —  The new EcoTank printers cost more up front but can churn for years without running dry
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Graava is an action camera that automatically edits your video and prepares highlights, on preorder for $249, to eventually retail for $399  —  Graava Is A $249 Action Camera That Edits Highlight Videos For You  —  Your GoPro is great until you have to edit all those hours of footage to find the cool moments.
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
Flying DJI's new Phantom 3 Standard—better software, better camera  —  Updated platform has stricter flight controls and more attention to detail.  —  My first experience with DJI's Phantom quadcopter drones was unboxing a Phantom 2 Vision+ and then flying it directly into a tree.
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
IBM, Apple's Rival-Turned-Partner, Plans to Help Other Companies Adopt Macs  —  Big Blue, set to be the world's largest corporate user of MacBooks, expands collaboration in rapidly shifting tech landscape  —  International Business Machines Corp. and Apple Inc. used to be bitter rivals …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Netflix Announces Its New ‘Unlimited’ Maternity And Paternity Leave Program  —  A few hours after hitting its all-time stock price high today, Netflix has announced a new program for all employees.  —  In a blog post, the company outlined its unlimited maternity and paternity leave program.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Samsung Pay on TV lets you buy apps and games with your credit card, debit card, and PayPal  —  Samsung has introduced a new way for people to pay for content — right through their television.  Called Samsung Pay on TV, it supports major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, and other mobile billing options.
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Movie studios sue MovieTube, seek SOPA-like power through broad site-blocking court order  —  Memo to MPAA: Congress didn't pass SOPA  —  Studios' suit demands “entire Internet” block, filtering infringing sites, EFF says.  —  Remember 2012, when there was that giant Internet backlash …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Storage Vendor Tintri Lands $125M Round With Eye Toward IPO  —  Tintri, a company that develops storage solutions for virtual applications, announced a $125 million round today.  —  The company also indicated the next logical step is probably going to be an IPO in the first half of 2016 if market conditions are right.
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Mike Beasley / 9to5Google:
YouTube ditches “301+” video view counter, introduces new method for keeping views up-to-date  —  YouTube announced a new plan today to finally get rid of the well-known “301+” issue that affected popular videos on the site.  —  As has been explained by the company in the past …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Adidas acquires mobile fitness company Runtastic for $239M  —  Sporting giant Adidas has acquired Runtastic, a European mobile fitness startup known for its GPS fitness-tracking app of the same name, in a deal worth €220 million ($239 million).  —  Founded out of Austria in 2009 …

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