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July 3, 2015, 6:20 PM

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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 …
Ashley Feinberg / Gawker:
Reddit mods take popular subreddits down after key employee is fired; IAmA returns but mods refuse to work with site admins; Pao admits mods are underserved  —  Reddit In Chaos After Allegedly Firing AMA Coordinator Victoria Taylor  —  If you tried to visit r/IAmA (one of Reddit's biggest subs) …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
What delayed IPOs and higher private valuations mean for tech startups and public investors  —  As More Tech Start-Ups Stay Private, So Does the Money  —  Not long ago, if you were a young, brash technologist with a world-conquering start-up idea, there was a good chance you spent …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Render shows Android-powered BlackBerry slider phone codenamed “Venice” reportedly bound for AT&T  —  Is this BlackBerry's upcoming Android phone, coming to AT&T?  —  We've expected for a month or so that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone with a “dual curved display” …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Uber Suspends UberPOP In France Following Turmoils And Arrests  —  Transportation company Uber just announced in an interview with Le Monde that it will be suspending UberPOP in France tonight at 8pm.  The news follows a difficult week for the company.  Last Thursday, anti-Uber protests turned …
Lauren Goode / Re/code:
In Battle of Streaming Music Services, Simplicity Is the Killer Feature  —  Now that we can all finally acknowledge that streaming music is a “thing,” I keep wondering why the companies that offer streaming music services are making things more complicated for consumers as they compete for our ears.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
OnePlus' Google Cardboard viewer is now available for $0 + shipping  —  One of the biggest reasons of going with cardboard for Google Cardboard was to get these viewers into the hands of as many people as possible.  But while many vendors are selling their Cardboard viewers for around $20 …
Megumi Fujikawa / Wall Street Journal:
Casio is developing a durable men's smartwatch 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 …

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