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July 13, 2015, 9:00 PM

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Graham Cluley / HOTforSecurity:
Facebook's security chief Alex Stamos says it's time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash  —  Facebook's security chief calls for Adobe Flash to be killed off  —  Poor old Adobe Flash.  Hardly anybody seems to love it.  —  And this isn't a new phenomenon.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Comcast's Gigabit Pro 2Gbps internet will cost $300/month, up to $1000 in installation and activation fees; early promo rate of $159 a month on 2 year contract  —  Comcast's 2Gbps internet costs $300 per month with huge install fees  —  Comcast's faster-than-Google Fiber internet was always …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Accusing Amazon of Antitrust Violations, Authors and Booksellers Demand 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 …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Microsoft unveils GigJam, a Cortana driven, cross-platform, realtime and asynchronous business collaboration app  —  Microsoft's New GigJam Collaboration App Deconstructs Tasks Into “Molecules Of Work”  —  Got a project?  GigJam lets you share information on the fly—and hide what's private—on computers, tablets, and phones.
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.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches Cortana Analytics Suite with Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, and more in a monthly subscription  —  Microsoft today announced Cortana Analytics Suite, a new package of data storage, information management, machine learning, and business intelligence software in a single convenient monthly subscription.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple Pay launches in UK with 250K stores, 8 banks participating  —  Nine months after its release in the U.S., Apple Pay became available to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch users in the UK on Tuesday, local time, with support from more than 250,000 retail locations and eight major banks.
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 …

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