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July 19, 2015, 1:15 AM

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Cho Mu-hyun / ZDNet:
Hands-on with Samsung Pay, the mobile payments system Samsung recently began testing in South Korea  —  Samsung Pay beta test shows promise, but the evolution must continue  —  Samsung has begun beta testing its mobile payment system Samsung Pay in its home country of South Korea.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
HTC cancels previously unveiled Grip fitness band that was slated for a Spring 2015 launch  —  HTC won't ship the Grip after all, but its fitness ambition lives on  —  Hey, remember that time HTC built a fitness tracker (with a little help from Under Armor) and showed it off in Barcelona?
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
0-day attacks exploiting Flash just got harder thanks to new defenses  —  Flash mitigations now fully baked into Chrome; coming to other browsers soon.  —  A string of weaponized attacks targeting Adobe's Flash media player—including three in the past 10 days—has kept software engineers scrambling …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Symantec: Spam falls below 50% of all email for the first time since 2003  —  Good news for all of us who still have to use email: spam rates are dropping!  In fact, junk messages now account for just 49.7 percent of all emails.  —  The latest figure comes from security firm Symantec's …
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Startups grapple with prospective employees increasingly seeking information such as cap tables and liquidation preferences  —  Employees Wise Up  —  This week, a Bay Area founder was taken aback when an engineer being recruited by his startup asked for both its cap table and information regarding …
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Hulu exploring an ad-free option for about $12-$14/month, launching as early as fall  —  Hulu Explores Adding Ad-Free Option to Its Service  —  Option could launch as early as this fall and be priced at around $12 to $14 a month  —  Hulu is exploring plans to add an advertising-free option …

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