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July 12, 2016, 4:20 PM

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Tyler Kugler / Official Android Blog:
Google brings Project Fi subscribers high speed data service in over 135 countries  —  When you're traveling abroad, your phone is an essential tool - for finding a great restaurant, posting pics of your trip online, or translating a sign.  But the data we have access to when traveling abroad often …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Gartner and IDC numbers show PC shipments grew year-over-year in the US in Q2 2016 but declined worldwide  —  It's not all doom and gloom in the PC world... for once.  Both Gartner and IDC estimate that PC shipments actually grew in the US for the first time in over a year …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft announces “Surface as a Service,” an enterprise leasing program that bundles a Surface device, Office 365, and Windows 10  —  Microsoft announced this morning a new program aimed at expanding Surface's footprint in the enterprise, dubbed “Surface as a Service.”
Greg Barbosa / 9to5Mac:
Pokémon Go on iOS update fixes Google account permissions issue, which had originally requested full account access at log-in, and addresses crashing bugs  —  Pokémon GO has just received an update on iOS that will hopefully address some of the biggest complaints it has received in the past week.
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Niantic CEO John Hanke interview: Pokémon Go's goals are to nudge players to exercise, explore real world, and team up  —  On Saturday night, my girlfriend and I snuck away from the cocktail reception at a charity dinner because “Pokémon Go” informed us there might be a Pikachu nearby, and we were on the hunt.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Oculus:
Oculus says it's finished shipping pre-orders and delivery time is now 2-4 business days, announces Oculus Connect 3 dev. conference for Oct. 5-7 in San Jose  —  Save the date for Oculus Connect 3, coming to San Jose, California, October 5-7!  —  This year's Connect will be our largest …
Jay Greene / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook signs deal to use Microsoft's Office 365 including its email and calendar for its 13K employees, as it continues to develop Facebook at Work  —  Social network will move its 13,000 employees to Microsoft's web-based tools  —  Facebook Inc. has signed a deal to use Microsoft Corp. 's online email …
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
Twitter signs deal with Bloomberg to livestream three of its daily shows, will share revenue on ads sold alongside videos  —  Twitter has been ramping up its commitment to streaming live video fairly rapidly over the past week or so, rolling out an experiment from the Wimbledon tennis tournament followed …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft prices Windows 10 Enterprise E3, the lower-end version, at $84 per user per year; pricing for the E5 version not yet announced  —  Microsoft is making its renamed Windows 10 Enterprise version available as a subscription that's available for $84 per user per year and purchasable directly and through reseller partners.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
RedKix gets $17M in seed funding for a Slack-like email service, launches private beta; investors include Salesforce Ventures, Wicklow Capital, Oren Zeev  —  Lots of startups want to reinvent email, and some, like Slack, occasionally manage to change the way we work.
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