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July 18, 2015, 6:10 PM

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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?
Aileen Lee / TechCrunch:
Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies  —  It's been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade's most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech companies.  —  As we wrote in our original post - many entrepreneurs …
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 …
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 …
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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Callie Bost / Bloomberg Business:
Wall Street Journal:
Apptio, maker of cloud-based software to manage IT, taps banks for an IPO that could value the company at about $1B  —  Apptio Taps Banks for IPO  —  Cloud IT Software Maker Working With Goldman, J.P. Morgan and Bank of America on IPO  —  Apptio Inc., a maker of cloud-based software …
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
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 …

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