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July 17, 2015, 1:55 PM

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Tim Anderson / The Register:
Windows 10 updates will be automatic and mandatory for Home edition  —  Windows 10: You'll get UPDATES LIKE IT or NOT - unless you have Enterprise Edition  —  ‘You agree to receive automatic updates without notice’  —  Microsoft's licensing on the upcoming Windows 10 OS means that most users …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
US district court judge rules streaming company could receive license to retransmit broadcasters' copyrighted content; case appealed  —  U.S. judge says Internet streaming service should be treated like cable  —  A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that online television service FilmOn X LLC …
Carmel DeAmicis / Re/code:
Homejoy shuts down after failing to raise a large enough round of financing amid growth challenges and worker classification lawsuits  —  Homejoy Shuts Down After Battling Worker Classification Lawsuits  —  Cleaning services company Homejoy is shutting down on July 31st after struggling to raise a big enough round of funding.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft confirms plans to sell Windows 10 on USB drives, opens preorders on Amazon  —  Rumors that Microsoft would sell Windows 10 on USB drives have been circulating for weeks, with the company refusing to comment officially on whether it was finally looking to offer a physical media alternative to DVDs.
Kevin Roose / Fusion:
To protest mayor's proposed legislation, Uber adds “de Blasio” tab to its app in New York City which shows a long wait time  —  Uber just added a ‘De Blasio’ tab to its app in New York to fight the mayor's proposed legislation  —  In the tech world, nobody plays hardball like Uber.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Signs On As OpenStack Sponsor, Will Contribute Container Tech  —  Google is joining the OpenStack Foundation as the open source project's newest corporate sponsor, the two organizations announced today.  Google, which has informally collaborated with OpenStack on a number of projects …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Sources: Amazon to launch its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service in UK this year  —  Amazon Preps Fresh Grocery Delivery Launch in U.K.  —  Amazon's grocery delivery service is still only available in a few markets in the U.S., but the e-commerce company is already planning to launch the service outside of the country.
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Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg Business:
EU court sets tight restrictions for owners of mobile phone patents for when they can seek injunctions to thwart competitors  —  EU Court Reins In Legal Battles Over Mobile-Phone Patents  —  The European Union's top court set limits on the ability of mobile-phone makers owning key industry patents …
More: Reuters and Politico
Taro Fuse / Reuters:
Sources: Toshiba faces $3B in charges relating to improper accounting; probe may force CEO Hisao Tanaka to step down  —  Exclusive: Toshiba faces $3 billion in charges over accounting scandal - sources  —  Toshiba Corp (6502.T) expects 300-400 billion yen ($2.4-3.2 billion) …

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