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July 14, 2015, 5:40 PM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Exclusive: CEO Nadella talks Microsoft's mobile ambitions, Windows 10 strategy, HoloLens and more  —  Microsoft CEO talks about his thinking around product differentiation and being ahead of the curve in this Q&A with Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley. … MJF: You just got off the stage.
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ will be announced Aug. 12, on sale from Aug. 21  —  Exclusive: Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ coming August 12, on sale from August 21  —  Going by Samsung's usual launch schedule, the Galaxy Note 5 would be less than two months away from getting an official announcement at this point of time.
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
Reddit's chief engineer Bethanye Blount quits after less than two months on the job; claims loss of confidence in the direction of the company  —  Reddit Chief Engineer Bethanye Blount Quits After Less Than Two Months on the Job  —  Reddit's chief engineer Bethanye Blount quit just days …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google launches Eddystone, an open source, cross-platform Bluetooth LE beacon format  —  Meet Google's “Eddystone”—a flexible, open source iBeacon fighter  —  Google's cross-platform standard combines the best of iBeacon and The Physical Web.  —  Move over iBeacon—today Google is launching …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Match Group, subsidiary of Tinder and OkCupid owner IAC, buys PlentyOfFish for $575M  —  Match Group Buys PlentyOfFish For $575M To Bag More Singles  —  A spot of consolidation in the online dating space today, with Match Group, the subsidiary of Tinder and OkCupid owner IAC …
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Mozilla deactivates all versions of Adobe Flash in Firefox by default, until Adobe patches security issues  —  Mozilla blocks all versions of Adobe Flash in Firefox  —  Mozilla has added all versions of Adobe Flash up to the most recent version 18.0.0.203 to the Firefox blocklist.
Maureen Farrell / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter spikes more than 8% and then falls in response to a fake story about takeover offer, from a site designed to look like Bloomberg  —  Twitter Spikes and Falls on a Fake Story About a Fake Bid  —  Traders on Tuesday were once again forced to grapple-in real time- with the difference between what's real and what's fake.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Workday launches venture fund to invest in data science startups  —  Workday is betting that the next 10 years will be about data science for the enterprise and is playing the venture capital game accordingly.  —  Workday on Tuesday said it will launch a venture fund focused on data science and machine learning for enterprise use.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
News sites are getting slower: the New York Times takes 4 mins and 2MB of data download to view one story  —  News Sites Are Fatter and Slower Than Ever  —  An analysis of download times highlights how poorly designed news sites are.  That's more evidence of poor implementation of ads... and a strong case for ad blockers.
More: DISPLAYBLOG and Beyond SearchTweets: @filloux

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