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July 14, 2015, 2:55 PM

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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 …
Nokia:
Nokia may bring back mobile phones, but only through brand-licensing model, and not earlier than Q4 2016 because of Microsoft agreement  —  Nokia comments on media speculation about mobile devices  —  The following has been posted by Robert Morlino, spokesman for Nokia Technologies
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.
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
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Facebook testing Moneypenny, a personal assistant inside Messenger that consults real people for help researching and ordering products, among other tasks  —  Facebook is working on a digital assistant named Moneypenny to help you find and buy products  —  Facebook Messenger is getting …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
FanDuel raises $275M round led by KKR, source says at a valuation well over $1B  —  FanDuel Raises $275 Million, Births Unicorn  —  FanDuel, one of the two major players in the budding daily fantasy sports industry, has raised $275 million in new venture funding.

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