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July 10, 2015, 3:00 PM

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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
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 …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
VentureBeat:
Facebook mobile ad policy change may force game publishers to hand over proprietary user data to Facebook, which pubs fear could then be sold to competitors  —  Facebook's planned customer-data change called ‘land grab’ by publishers  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  In a controversial and as yet secret move …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Bloomberg fires top digital editor Josh Topolsky  —  Joshua Topolsky, the top digital editor at Bloomberg, has been fired from the company due to Michael Bloomberg's frustration with the website, sources with knowledge of his departure told the On Media blog on Friday.
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay founders and financier acquitted in Belgian criminal copyright case  —  Pirate Bay Founders Acquitted in Criminal Copyright Case  —  There can be little doubt that The Pirate Bay is the most infamous torrent site of all time.  Its attitude towards copyright and related laws …
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Dialed down: Spain's Geeksphone exits the smartphone business  —  Founded in 2009, Madrid, Spain-based Geeksphone is saying adiós to the smartphone business, after having developed six phones in less than six years.  It's not really a surprise, given that the small company …

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