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June 30, 2016, 1:40 PM

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Kwame Opam / The Verge:
Google reveals Android N, due out this summer, will be named Nougat  —  Google announced on Snapchat today that Android N, the latest version of Android, will now go by Android Nougat.  The announcement comes after the company said at I/O last month that users could submit suggestions for the name online.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
After outcry, Microsoft will change its Windows 10 update prompt to make it easier to decline the update  —  Microsoft is changing the wording of its ‘Get Windows 10’ update prompt to make cancelling the free update easier and clearer.  —  Microsoft plans to change the Windows 10 update prompt …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
60 Tbps FASTER cable, linking US West Coast with Japan, and backed by Google and several telecom companies, begins service  —  A new undersea internet cable funded in part by Google and connecting Japan with the US is slated to go online starting June 30th.
Dan Laycock / Windows Blog:
1TB Surface Book & Surface Pro 4 available in 10 new markets starting today including Australia, New Zealand, China, UK, and more EU countries  —  Even more people can get their hands on the most powerful versions of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4  —  Ever since Surface Book …
Wall Street Journal:
Walmart's Amazon Prime rival, ShippingPass, a $49/year service offering two-day shipping at no extra cost, opens to all US customers with a 30-day free trial  —  Looking to better compete with Amazon Prime, retailer also adding products to site  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is stepping up its battle …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Samsung launches unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the U.S. for $670 and $770  —  Samsung has announced that unlocked versions of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices are now available in the U.S.  —  The duo of flagship phones have been available through all major carriers in the U.S. since March this year …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
In letter to Apple's general counsel, Spotify says Apple won't approve app update in move to “diminish competitiveness” of Spotify on iOS  —  “We cannot stand by as Apple uses the App Store approval process as a weapon.”  —  Spotify says Apple is making it harder …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands AWS Simple Notification Service feature to 200 countries outside the US, updates admin controls for more flexibility  —  Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced a bunch of updates for the Simple Notification Service (SNS) service that automatically sends SMS messages to phones.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Qualcomm optimizes Snapdragon processors for Google's Tango AR platform  —  By offloading work to other chips, Augmented Reality only takes up 10% of the CPU.  —  Google's Project Tango, an augmented reality project that packs a smartphone with 3D vision sensors, is finally on its way to consumers …
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
AMD's Radeon RX 480 graphics card offers solid VR and 1440p gaming performance starting at $200  —  Instead of trying to build the biggest and most powerful video card on the market, AMD aimed at the low end for the Radeon RX 480.  But that doesn't make it any less exciting …

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