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July 18, 2015, 1:45 PM

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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 …
Carmel DeAmicis / Re/code:
Homejoy shuts down, unable to raise a large enough round after facing slow growth  —  Homejoy Shuts Down After Battling Worker Classification Lawsuits  —  Cleaning services company Homejoy is shutting down on July 31 after struggling to raise a big enough round of funding.
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?
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 …
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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Kait Gaiss / Pocket Blog:
Pocket brings Listen, its text-to-speech feature, to iOS  —  Text-to-Speech for iOS is Now Available!  Listen to Your Articles in Pocket  —  We don't always have the opportunity to sit down and read the amazing content we save to Pocket every day.  Sometimes, our hands are simply full …
iFixit:
iPod touch 6th-gen teardown: slightly more repairable and double the RAM of last model at 1GB  —  iPod Touch 6th Generation Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  Featured Guide

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