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July 17, 2015, 11:00 AM

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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 …
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.
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
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.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman proposes content policy similar to existing rules, with some vague wording; content violating “common sense of decency” to be hidden  —  New Reddit rules will crack down on some hate communities, leave others standing  —  Reddit's new CEO …
Ellen Pao / Washington Post:
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) …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
AMD reports Q2 revenue of $942M, a 35% YoY decline, blames a shrinking PC market  —  AMD Q2: Shrinking PC market leads to revenue miss  —  The chipmaker posted revenue of $942 million, a 35 percent year-over-year decline.  —  Weak demand in the consumer PC market continues to take its toll on computer hardware makers.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google beats estimates with Q2 net revenue of $14.35B; shares spike 8% after hours  —  Google Spikes 8% After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Q2 EPS Of $6.99  —  Today following the bell, Google reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs …
New York Times:
Uber model becomes part of the presidential campaign debate, with employer responsibillity, virtue of technology, and workplace regulation at issue  —  Candidates Will Hail a Ride, but Not Necessarily the Uber Labor Model  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On the presidential campaign trail …
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
United Airlines awards hackers millions of miles for revealing risks  —  United Continental Holdings Inc has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier's web security, in a first for the U.S. airline industry.  —  United confirmed with Reuters …

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