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August 3, 2013, 7:40 AM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Paid $60M to $70M for Rockmelt — Will Dump Browser and Use Tech to Better Deliver Its Media and Mobile Properties  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo paid $60 million to $70 million for social browser startup Rockmelt, with an aim of using its technology to turbocharge its myriad of media and mobile properties.
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Google Releases 4.3 OTA for HTC One and Galaxy S4 Google Play Editions  —  It's been a busy week in the Android space, and this evening Google appears to have hit the button on the Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean MR2) update for the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition phones.
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
CBS Blocks Time Warner Cable Subscribers From Watching Full Episodes On CBS.com  —  A dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable over retransmission fees for its broadcast content has spilled over onto the web, with a blackout of television programming also being extended to CBS' online properties.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
A month after Google killed its beloved Reader, the market for paid RSS tools is booming  —  Without the search giant strangling the market, will RSS actually evolve?  —  It's been a month since Google Reader shut down, breaking users' hearts and bringing an end to a nearly eight-year run of RSS dominance.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Free content begins showing up in Apple Store iOS app amid sales push  —  Two weeks ago, we reported that Apple would update its Apple Store iOS app with the ability to receive free content.  The app was updated a couple of weeks ago to lay the groundwork for this feature, and now free content has begun appearing.
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
University Of California Approves Major Open Access Policy To Make Research Free  —  Good news for fans of the scientific method: the largest and most influential university system on the planet will be giving out its research for free.  After 6-year-long fight with the for-profit academic publishing industry …

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