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July 2, 2015, 1:35 AM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
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 …
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google Photos app mistakenly tags black people as ‘Gorillas’; Google apologizes, says it's working on a fix  —  Google Mistakenly Tags Black People as ‘Gorillas,’ Showing Limits of Algorithms  —  Google is a leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
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.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Facebook has held early talks with the major music labels, future plans may involve the company's video platform  —  Facebook is talking with music labels, but why?  —  Facebook has held talks with the major labels about “getting into music,” multiple sources tell The Verge.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi Sold 34.7M Smartphones In First Half Of 2015, Up 33% Year-On-Year  —  Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today confirmed that it sold just shy of 35 million phones in the first half of this year. … Xiaomi, which is valued at $45 billion and is the world's third largest exporter of phones …
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.
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.

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