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July 10, 2017, 2:15 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces Microsoft 365 subscriptions for businesses with Office and Windows combined  —  Microsoft is announcing Microsoft 365 today, a new way for businesses to purchase Office and Windows together.  While the software giant has sold Office 365 and Windows 10 to businesses …
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon has quietly rolled out free smart home consultation and $99 in-home product installation service in seven markets  —  The new service is aimed at educating customers about “the smart home” — and, naturally, about Alexa.  —  For 15 years, Best Buy's Geek Squad installation …
Scott Stein / CNET:
Facebook drops price of Oculus VR headset for the second time in four months, now $399 with Touch Controller for six weeks  —  The Oculus Rift and Touch controller bundle is $399 for the summer, months before Oculus' big fall event.  —  Facebook's Oculus Rift VR headset already got one price drop back in March.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
News Media Alliance, with members including NYT, WaPo, and News Corp, seeks antitrust exemption from Congress to negotiate collectively with Google and Facebook  —  Google and Facebook continue to gobble up the digital advertising market, siphoning away revenue that once paid for the quality journalism …
Reuters:
Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio is investigating an alleged data breach of 100M+ customers including names, telephone numbers, and email addresses  —  India's Reliance Jio is investigating whether personal data of over 100 million of its customers had leaked onto a website …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
US magistrate judge rules that Uber lawyers can depose Alphabet CEO Larry Page and rejects Uber's attempt to get docs from Lyft about its deal with Waymo  —  Also, Uber's attempt to get documents from competitor Lyft gets squashed.  —  A US magistrate judge has ruled (PDF) …
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Anna Irrera / Reuters:
Stripe partners with WeChat Pay, which has 600M+ users, and Alipay, with 520M+ users, to let its merchants outside China integrate payments via those platforms  —  Silicon Valley startup Stripe has partnered with digital payment providers Alipay and WeChat Pay to enable merchants using …

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