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July 20, 2015, 10:25 PM

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Ben Bajarin / Tech.pinions:
97% of Apple Watch users are satisfied, according to a survey of 1000+ owners; satisfaction was 92% for first generation iPhone and 91% for iPad  —  Apple Watch Satisfaction  —  A lot has been written about the Apple Watch.  A lot will continue to be written about the Apple Watch.
New York Times:
Three months after Apple Watch's debut, lack of apps from major players like Facebook reflects skepticism about the platform  —  Apple Waits as App Developers Study Who's Buying Its Watch  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the months surrounding the much-ballyhooed release of the Apple Watch …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple hires former Fiat Chrysler SVP Doug Betts who led global quality  —  Apple Hires Auto Industry Manufacturing Veteran  —  Hiring of Doug Betts may be signal that efforts to develop electric car may be gaining ground  —  Apple Inc. has hired one of the auto industry's veteran manufacturing executives …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Evernote hires former Google Glass executive Chris O'Neill as new CEO, Phil Libin to remain as executive chairman  —  Evernote Taps Former Google Glass Executive Chris O'Neill as New CEO  —  Signaling what it hopes will mark the start of a new phase of growth, Evernote …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Dating site for cheaters AshleyMadison hacked, data of 37M users potentially compromised  —  Online Cheating Site AshleyMadison Hacked  —  Large caches of data stolen from online cheating site AshleyMadison.com have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised …
Anthony Clark / Local News from The Gainesville Sun:
Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg, 28, found dead at home; no evidence of foul play, injuries or drugs found  —  Grooveshark co-founder, 28, found dead in home  —  Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg, a pioneer in Gainesville's student startup movement, was found dead in his bed Sunday …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases emergency patch for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, RT, Server 2008 and later; vulnerability also affects Windows 10 Preview  —  Microsoft releases emergency patch for all versions of Windows  —  The flaw, affecting Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1, can allow a hacker to take over a machine.
Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google:
Google+ Photos being discontinued August 1st following standalone Photos service debut  —  Au revoir, Google+ Photos.  In a post to Google+, ironically enough, Google has (unsurprisingly) announced that starting on August 1st, it will be sunsetting its Google+ Photos app in favor of the recently launched Google Photos.
Wall Street Journal:
Qualcomm to Conduct Strategic Review, May Consider Breakup  —  Chip maker may also look at returning more cash to shareholders after activist investor presses for change  —  Qualcomm Inc. is expected to conduct a sweeping strategic review that will look at the possibility of a breakup …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Instagram Brings Search To The Web  —  Instagram revolutionized how we searched for pics of celebrities getting wasted on yachts on mobile, and now they're bringing that same experience to the web.  —  Today, Instagram is adding search to its desktop experience.
Marcus Ash / Windows Blog:
Microsoft will start testing Cortana in Japan, Australia, Canada, India, Brazil, and Mexico this year via Windows Insider program  —  Cortana brings Cultural Savviness to New Markets  —  Our teams in Redmond have been working hard on the upcoming launch of Windows 10.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
eBay Has Bought Twice, an Online Consignment Shop for Women's Clothing  —  EBay is set to announce its first acquisition as a PayPal-less entity, and it's in an area it knows well: Second-hand clothing.  —  The e-commerce marketplace has acquired Twice, a startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz …
More: Inc.com, TechCrunch and CNET
S.Somasegar / MSDN Blogs:
Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 Available for Download  —  Today, I am excited to announce that Visual Studio 2015 and .Net 4.6 are available for download!  —  These releases are the next big step in the journey we outlined last November to bring the productivity of Visual Studio and .NET …
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
PayPal Closes Up 5% on Nasdaq as It Splits From eBay  —  SAN FRANCISCO — PayPal has returned to the public stock markets for the first time in more than a decade in a rousing start.  —  Shares in the payments giant closed up more than 5 percent, giving the company a market value of nearly $50 billion.
 

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