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July 2, 2015, 4:05 PM

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Terry Myerson / Windows Blog:
Microsoft details Windows 10 rollout plan: Windows Insiders will be first, rest will be in phases  —  Windows 10: Preparing to Upgrade One Billion Devices  —  With around four weeks to go before Windows 10 becomes available, I thought it would be helpful to provide some context on how we will roll-out Windows 10 to the world.
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg Business:
Yelp Sale Process Said to Stall as Founder Decides to Wait  —  Yelp Inc., which hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to find a buyer, has temporarily decided not to pursue a sale, people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  The consumer-review website has had several interested suitors …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple removed Home Sharing support for music in iOS 8.4  —  Apple yesterday rolled out iOS 8.4 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users and the big news, of course, was the addition of Apple Music and Beats 1.  It appears now, however, that Apple removed a feature still used by many from the operating system.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Prince sends takedown requests to Spotify, Rdio, and Deezer  —  Prince Won't Stream 4 U (Unless You're On Tidal, Or Maybe Google Music)  —  Call it the Taylor effect: it looks like another high-profile musician is sharpening his arrows to take aim at how streaming music services pay artists.
Dick Costolo / Guardian:
Twitter helped open access to information, people, and power, and that access should be used responsibly and with empathy  —  why tech firms are set to face complex ethical issues  —  After nearly five years the Twitter CEO is standing down.  He explains why it wants to champion the underserved …
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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.
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Berlin-based on-demand cleaning startup Helpling, backed by Rocket Internet, acquires UK-based rival Hassle.com for €32M, about $35M  —  A clean exit: Helpling acquires Hassle.com for €32 million to dominate on-demand cleaner space  —  Rocket Internet-backed Helpling …

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