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July 13, 2015, 2:05 PM

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Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Nintendo has no plans yet for who will replace Iwata, Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto to continue as representative directors  —  Shigeru Miyamoto Seen as Possible Nintendo Successor  —  Nintendo Co. has had only two presidents in its modern era—Hiroshi Yamauchi from 1949 to 2002 …
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku:
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Dies At 55  —  Nintendo has just issued a short statement announcing that president Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55.  —  The statement reads: … Iwata was forced to skip last year's E3 due to his poor health, and shortly afterwards underwent surgery to remove the bile duct growth.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft plans multi-million Windows 10 ad and marketing campaign, fan-focused launch  —  Microsoft plans a fan-focused Windows 10 launch kick-off  —  Microsoft's multi-million-dollar Windows 10 ad and marketing campaign will be focused on ‘upgrading the world’ to the coming operating system release.
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Comcast announces Stream, a $15/month web TV add-on for its internet subscribers with broadcast networks and HBO, available in select markets later this year  —  Comcast Offers Its Alternative to Cable TV, Using the Web  —  Comcast, the country's largest cable operator …
Blake Ross / Medium:
Wealthfront markets itself as the anti-Wall Street, but still charges a 0.25% compound fee, far worse than Vanguard VTI's 0.05% fee  —  Silicon Valley Tech at Wall Street Prices  —  Somewhere in the Bay Area, a developer teeters on the edge of insanity.  —  For the last 60 hours …
Steve Ragan / CSO Online Steve Ragan:
Development of anti-surveillance device ProxyHam and its DEF Con talk mysteriously cancelled, existing units destroyed  —  Privacy talk at DEF CON canceled under questionable circumstances  —  Anti-surveillance tool ProxyHam will never see the light of day
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Accusing Amazon of Antitrust Violations, Authors and Booksellers Demand U.S. Inquiry  —  Amazon views itself as an innovator that brings enlightenment and entertainment to the masses.  Many of the traditional guardians of the literary community, however, think the retailer is a monopolist and a bully …
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Many Obama campaign and administration alumni are moving to Silicon Valley to join tech firms  —  The city on the hill(s) for Obama alums  —  San Francisco and its tech firms are a prime destination for aides leaving the administration.  —  Getty  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Sipping a cup of cold-pressed coffee.

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