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July 16, 2016, 1:40 AM

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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube reportedly blocked or slowed in Turkey during military coup attempt; Instagram and Vimeo still available  —  The Turkish military has deployed in Istanbul and Ankara, and the government has apparently blocked social media in response to what is being reported as an attempted coup.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft concedes that it won't have Windows 10 installed on 1B devices by mid-2018, as previously projected  —  Microsoft isn't going to make its self-imposed deadline of having Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices by mid-2018, company officials have conceded.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Netflix launches Flixtape, a shareable mixtape-like short playlist for shows and movies  —  Just in time for the weekend, Netflix today announced the launch of a new service called Flixtape, which the company describes as a way to make short playlists of your favorite Netflix titles.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Kantar: Samsung's Galaxy S7 outsold Apple's iPhone 6s in the US between March and May 2016  —  The iPhone showed its first decline in sales numbers earlier this year, which has today been reiterated by the latest US mobile market data from Kantar Worldpanel.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
US pledges $400M over the next 7 years for 5G research led by National Science Foundation  —  As President Obama approaches the end of his tenure in the White House, his team is launching a wireless networking research project that it hopes could be part of his wider legacy in the world of tech.
Washington Post:
US Department of Defense acknowledges it created a cyber-offensive unit in May, called Joint Task Force Ares, to develop weapons to target ISIS  —  An unprecedented Pentagon cyber-offensive against the Islamic State has gotten off to a slow start, officials said, frustrating Pentagon leaders …
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Encrypted comms company Silent Circle closes $50M Series C  —  Encrypted comms company Silent Circle, which also makes a security-focused Android smartphone called the Blackphone, has announced it's closed a $50 million Series C round of financing, led by Santander Bank.
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
T-Mobile Is Giving Customers a Year of Free Data to Play Pokemon Go  —  There are few executives in telecommunications—or most other industries for that matter—who are better masters of free publicity than T-Mobile CEO John Legere.  —  And so, with the popularity of the Nintendo smartphone game Pokemon …

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