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July 15, 2015, 11:30 AM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases new iPod touch with gold option, 8MP camera, 64-bit A8 processor, 128GB, adds new Nano and Shuffle colors  —  Apple releases new, faster, iPod touch with 8MP camera and 128 GB option, new Nano/Shuffle colors  —  As we reported this morning, Apple has today launched a new version …
Steve Huffman / reddit:
New Reddit CEO announces content policy update AMA on July 16, says some subreddits shouldn't exist and Reddit wasn't founded as “a bastion of free speech”  —  Content Policy update.  AMA Thursday, July 16th, 1pm pst.  —  There has been a lot of discussion lately —on reddit …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter  —  Facebook and Twitter users across all demographics are increasingly using the social networks as news sources, though they are seeking out different types of news content on each platform, according to a study out Tuesday …
Maurizio Pesce / Wired:
Commodore PET Android smartphone with C64 and Amiga emulators launching in Europe this week, coming to US soon; prices start at $300  —  Commodore Is Back, Baby, With a ... Smartphone?  —  For those of you too young to remember, Commodore was a hot company in the mid-1980s.
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.
Matt Brian / Engadget:
UK-based Hive unveils £249 Hive 2 smart thermostat, plans sensors, plugs, and smart bulbs in fall  —  Meet Hive's gorgeous new thermostat and smart home devices  —  Google's Nest, Honeywell, Netatmo, Tado and others have made heating our abodes that bit simpler, but a smart thermostat does not a smart home make.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Flipboard's MAUs grew 75% from 40M in February to 70M in June after it launched on the web  —  Flipboard now has 70M monthly active users, says CEO Mike McCue  —  Flipboard's CEO Mike McCue today revealed that his digital magazine platform now counts 70 million monthly active users as of June 2015.

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