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July 15, 2015, 6:35 PM

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Erica Swanson / Google Fiber Blog:
Google to offer free internet access in select public housing areas in all Google Fiber markets, as part of ConnectHome, Obama's low-cost Internet program  —  Bringing Internet access to public housing residents  —  The web is where we go to connect with people, learn new subjects …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook tests shops within Pages that bring entire shopping experience from product discovery to checkout inside Facebook  —  Facebook Takes Big Step Forward On Commerce, Builds Shops Into Pages  —  A test with the potential to transform online commerce.  —  Mock-up of Facebook's new shop pages.
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 …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Google Unveils “Purchases On Google,” Which Are Basically Buy Buttons In Mobile Ads  —  Google today announced a new feature called Purchases on Google, which will make it easier for consumers to buy products directly from mobile search ads.  —  The Wall Street Journal first reported …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Netflix Shares Spike 10% After The Company Reports 3.3M New Subs, Better-Than-Expected Q2 Profit  —  Today following the bell, Netflix announced its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.64 billion and earnings per share of $0.06.  Netflix picked up .9 million …
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Cybercrime forum site Darkode seized and 28 hackers arrested, bringing the total to 70, in joint operation between FBI, NCA, Europol, others  —  International hacker site Darkode taken offline by cross-borders task force  —  Over 60 hackers arrested in joint operation between FBI, NCA …
Daniele Lepido / Bloomberg Business:
European trademark holder sues Apple for using the term ‘iWatch’ in Apple Watch search ads  —  Apple Is Getting Sued Over the Name iWatch, Even Though That's Not What Its Product Is Called  —  A trademark holder in Europe is angry that Apple bought Google ads for the term “iWatch”
Jamieson Cox / The Verge:
Neil Young, whose Pono high fidelity music player was released in January, pulls his music from all streaming services, citing poor audio quality  —  Neil Young is yanking his catalog from streaming services  —  Neil Young took to Facebook and Twitter today to announce that he's removing …
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 …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter article previews now auto-expand on mobile devices  —  Here's another one for the Twitter-is-becoming-Facebook files: some article previews to external sites have started auto-expanding in your timeline on Android and iOS devices.  As you browse your feed, you'll notice that tweets …
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