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July 1, 2015, 7:15 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 6s to support download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, double that of the iPhone 6, run more efficiently with new Qualcomm LTE chip  —  iPhone 6S to double LTE speeds, run more efficiently with new Qualcomm chip  —  One of the main upgrades to the next iPhone's internals …
Sam Sheffer / The Verge:
Snapchat now lets users view Snaps and Stories without continuously pressing the screen  —  Snapchat is changing the way you watch snaps and add friends  —  Snapchat is changing its own game yet again.  With an update rolling out today for iOS and Android, you are no longer required to hold a finger down to view snaps and Stories.
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook tweaks its logo to be more mobile-friendly, reducing fuzziness and increasing legibility on phones  —  Facebook's New Logo: Can You Spot the Difference?  —  Blink and you'll miss the tweak Facebook is making to its logo Tuesday.  —  The letters are thinner.  There's more white space.
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Smartphone ‘kill switch’ law takes effect in California  —  Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell.  Crime statistics show the tech is already working.
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
YouTube now streams 60fps video on Android and iOS  —  YouTube introduced the ability to play videos in 60fps back in October of last year, but that was limited to the Web.  Now it's introducing the same functionality on the mobile YouTube apps as well.  —  The new high frame rate support appears …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
On-demand mailing service Shyp to classify couriers as employees, not contractors starting in new cities immediately and in current markets on January 1, 2016  —  Why On-Demand Shipping Service Shyp Is Turning Its Couriers Into Employees  —  Staffers are more pricey than freelancers.
Lauren Keating / Tech Times:
Microsoft Is Launching A Portal For Teachers To Use Minecraft In The Classroom  —  Minecraft is revolutionizing the classroom — proving that video games can be used as a fun, hands-on way to spark creativity while helping children to learn.  —  Elementary school teachers in Seattle …
Chris Plante / The Verge:
Steve Jobs trailer: watch an unrecognizable Michael Fassbender in the first extended look  —  A teaser gave us our first look at the upcoming film Steve Jobs in May, but our first extended look at the film comes in today's trailer.  —  That the film will be released this year is something of a Hollywood miracle.
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Postmates partners with 7-Eleven for delivery service, available today in San Francisco and Oakland, and 5 more in coming months  —  Get a 7-Eleven Slurpee delivered to your door through Postmates  —  You'll soon be able to have a Slurpee delivered to your door.
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Aaron Wall / SEO Book:
Yahoo is testing Google-powered search results and ads  —  Yahoo! Search Testing Google Search Results  —  Search PandaMonium  —  A couple days ago Microsoft announced a deal with AOL to have AOL sell Microsoft display ads & for Bing to power AOL's organic search results and paid search ads for a decade starting in January.

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