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July 9, 2015, 11:25 AM

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Jacob Frantz / Facebook:
Facebook launches controls to let you choose friends and pages you see at the top of your News Feed, available on iOS now, on desktop and Android later  —  Updated Controls for News Feed  —  News Feed is a personalized stream of stories that you build from the people and Pages you've connected to on Facebook.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
You Can Now Just Tell Facebook What You Want to See in News Feed  —  Facebook has come up with a new, simple approach to determine what you want to see at the top of your News Feed: It's going to ask you.  —  The social network, which is known for its ever-evolving News Feed algorithm …
John Markoff / New York Times:
IBM has developed the first 7nm chips with four times the capacity of today's most powerful chips  —  IBM Announces Computer Chips More Powerful Than Any in Existence  —  IBM said on Thursday that it had made working versions of ultradense computer chips, with roughly four times the capacity of today's most powerful chips.
Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:
T-Mobile claims it now has more subscribers than Sprint, cuts roaming charges in Mexico and Canada  —  The upstart U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile today announced it's extending its U.S mobile plan to cover Mexico and Canada.  —  That means U.S. smartphone users won't have to pay roaming fees …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ brings new larger prism, Intel Atom CPU, optional external battery pack  —  We told you last week that Google is internally referring to its next iteration of Google Glass as “Enterprise Edition” or “EE,” and now we've uncovered information about the soon-to-be-launched device's hardware.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Spotify urges iPhone customers to stop paying through the App Store and save $3/month in apparent effort to avoid Apple's 30% cut  —  Spotify urges iPhone customers to stop paying through Apple's App Store  —  Spotify is trying to raise awareness around the fact that it's cheaper to subscribe …
Glenn Fleishman / Macworld:
Apple drops Recovery Key in new two-factor authentication for El Capitan and iOS 9  —  Apple said at WWDC it would build a more integrated and comprehensions two-factor security system into its next OS releases, and today explains what that means.  —  Senior Contributor, Macworld
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
LG Announces The G4 Beat, A Mid-Range Version Of Its Flagship G4 Smartphone  —  In a bid to appeal to different segments of the global smartphone market, LG has released another new version of its flagship G4 device.  Following on from on from phablet and budget models unveiled in May …
TechCrunch:
Sources: Aol/Verizon Eyes Millennial Media For Around $300M In Mobile Ad Push  —  AOL, recently acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion, appears to be wasting little time in continuing to build out its advertising business.  Sources tell TechCrunch that the company has been in the process of buying mobile ad network Millennial Media.
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft dramatically scales back on Windows Phone, leaving long-term future of Lumia in doubt as it focuses on “mobility of experiences”  —  Analysis: Microsoft is Scaling Back on Windows Phone Dramatically  —  Yes, we were right to be worried about Windows Phone.

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