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July 3, 2015, 10:50 AM

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Gawker:
Reddit moderators shut down popular subreddits after apparent removal of Victoria Taylor, AMA coordinator and Reddit's director of talent  —  Reddit In Chaos After Allegedly Firing AMA Coordinator Victoria Taylor  —  If you tried to visit r/IAmA (one of Reddit's biggest subs) recently, you were probably greeted by the image above.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
New iPhone 6S images show updated NFC, 16GB base storage, fewer chips + design tweaks  —  Our look at the upcoming “iPhone 6S” continues today with a discussion of new internal components that are expected to be inside Apple's latest smartphone.  In addition to expected changes such as a Force Touch display …
Megumi Fujikawa / Wall Street Journal:
Casio is developing a durable men's smart watch priced around $400, expected by early 2016  —  Casio Bets on a Watch That Is Smart  —  Japanese watchmaker hopes to outmaneuver Apple Watch's technological wizardry  —  Japanese watchmaker Casio Computer saw the potential of the wrist …
John Callaham / Windows Central:
Microsoft confirms its new Edge browser won't support Silverlight  —  Microsoft has already announced that its new Microsoft Edge web browser in Windows 10 will not be using many of the features that were a part of its old Internet Explorer browsers.  That includes support for ActiveX-based plug-ins.
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.
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Yelp stock closes down about 10% amid reports it has stopped pursuing a sale of company  —  Yelp skids 10% amid sale halt reports  —  Yelp shares slipped on Thursday afternoon amid reports the company's sale process had stalled.  —  Following a trading halt around 12:50 p.m. ET …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple's iOS 8.4 kneecaps Home Sharing, music streaming now limited to Apple TV  —  While Apple introduced an array of new music features with its latest iOS 8.4 update featuring Apple Music, it also quietly nerfed content serving functionality by apparently limiting Home Sharing …
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Facebook's Rooms app updated to allow photos and videos in comments, let moderators pin posts and unban users  —  Remember Facebook's Rooms app?  It just got a big update  —  Things have been relatively quiet for Facebook's Room app - a platform that mashes up forums with subreddit …

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