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July 16, 2015, 11:40 AM

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Orr Hirschauge / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to Pay About $60 Million for Gesture-Control Firm Pebbles  —  Facebook Inc. Thursday agreed to buy Israel-based gesture-control company Pebbles Ltd., according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Facebook agreed to pay around $60 million for the company, according to one of these people.
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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.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Pushbullet Android update brings full SMS syncing to your desktop  —  Pushbullet Update Brings Full SMS Messaging Support To Your Desktop  —  It's been scarcely two weeks since Pushbullet had its last big update, and here we are again.  An update is rolling out in the Play Store …
Jackie Dove / The Next Web:
App Annie: iOS lags Google Play in app downloads but still generated 70% more revenue on strength in China  —  App Annie report: Google Play's downloads top the App Store as Apple retains revenue lead  —  While the Google Play store crushed Apple's App Store in worldwide downloads …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft to acquire FieldOne Systems, expanding Dynamics business in mobile customer service … Microsoft has reached a deal to buy FieldOne Systems LLC, a company that makes customer service technology for workers in the field — including mobile apps and cloud services for automated scheduling …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Android M will feature visual voicemail in the native dialer, support T-Mobile US and French carrier Orange at launch  —  [Android M Feature Spotlight] Android M Will Have Proper Visual Voicemail Support In The Dialer  —  Voicemails are terrible.  Anyone willing to sit through the message …

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