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July 10, 2015, 10:40 PM

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Sam Altman / reddit:
Sam Altman announces Ellen Pao's resignation to Reddit, begins AMA  —  An old team at reddit  —  Ellen Pao resigned from reddit today by mutual agreement.  I'm delighted to announce that Steve Huffman, founder and the original reddit CEO, is returning as CEO.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Ellen Pao out as Reddit CEO, co-founder and original CEO Steve Huffman takes over immediately; Pao to remain as adviser to the board through end of 2015  —  Pao Out as Reddit CEO; Co-Founder Huffman Takes Over  —  Ellen Pao is stepping down as Reddit's CEO, a move that comes amid mounting pressure …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Apple finally fixes shift: pressing shift in iOS 9 toggles the case of letters on the keyboard  —  Apple made a tiny change to the iPhone keyboard that everyone has been begging for  —  iOS 9, the upcoming operating system for iPhones and iPads, has a seemingly minor new addition to the on-screen keyboard …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
First look: iOS 9 public beta is the update the iPad deserves  —  A smallish update for phones is a Mac-sized leap for tablets.  —  Up until now, Apple has kept beta versions of major iOS releases locked away behind its $99-a-year developer paywall.  You didn't need to actually be a developer …
Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Samsung brings launch of next Galaxy Note forward to mid-August to avoid clashing with iPhone launch in September  —  Samsung Seeks Slice of Apple's Pie With Early Smartphone Launch  —  Samsung brings forward its Galaxy Note release to August to gain some ground against rival Apple
Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Now You Can Send Directions From Desktop Google Maps To Your Android Device  —  It can be convenient to pull up directions at a PC while you're sitting at your desk, but you're not going to lug that thing outside to the car when it's time to hit the road.  That means you have to get the directions …
Christine Magee / TechCrunch:
Wix Launches WixEd, A Free Online School For Website Design  —  DIY website creator Wix wants to make starting a career in web design as easy as it's made building your own site.  —  Today, the company is launching WixEd, a free online education program that teaches Wix users everything …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Katherine Archuleta, director of Office of Personnel Management, resigns; Beth Colbert, OPM deputy director of management to serve as interim director  —  Katherine Archuleta, Director of Office of Personnel Management, Resigns  —  WASHINGTON — Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office …
New York Times:
Sources: Facebook seeking licensing deals to insert music videos in users' feeds, said to offer better revenue sharing than YouTube  —  Facebook Said to Seek Music Video Licensing Deals  —  Over the last few years, Facebook has slowly encroached on YouTube's territory as a go-to outlet for online video …
Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google:
Twitch introduces a pop-out player in new Android update, allows users to continue watching streams in smaller viewer atop of other apps  —  Twitch updated w/ ability to watch live streams from anywhere on your Android device  —  Twitch has an interesting new update out that lets anyone …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
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