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July 21, 2015, 12:25 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Hackers remotely gain partial control of a Jeep Cherokee on the highway using vulnerability found in thousands of Chrysler cars, SUVs, and trucks  —  Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It  —  I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Chrysler fixes remote control vulnerability with software update that must be installed manually  —  Patch Your Chrysler Vehicle Now Against a Wireless Hacking Technique  —  Earlier this month, a pair of security researchers used a wireless attack to disable a Jeep Cherokee as I drove it on a Missouri highway.
More: Network WorldTweets: @0xcharlie
Giuseppe Macri / InsideSources:
Group of big Silicon Valley firms, including Facebook, Google, Dell, HP, and eBay, filed amicus brief siding with Samsung in Apple patent case  —  Silicon Valley's Biggest Companies Take Samsung's Side in Apple Patent Fight  —  A group of Silicon Valley's biggest companies including Facebook …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The open web can't flourish if vendors don't work towards closing the rendering performance gap between desktop and mobile web browsers  —  The mobile web sucks  —  I hate browsing the web on my phone.  —  I do it all the time, of course — we all do.  Just looking at the stats for The Verge …
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Twitter just removed your homepage wallpaper, and people are furious  —  If Twitter.com is looking a little different right now, it's not just you.  —  The company has removed wallpapers from users' home and notifications timelines on Twitter.com Monday, Twitter confirmed Monday.
Bloomberg Business:
Toshiba Executives Resign Over $1.2 Billion Accounting Scandal … Toshiba Corp. President Hisao Tanaka and two other executives quit to take responsibility for a $1.2 billion accounting scandal that caused the company to restate earnings for more than six years.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Profile of Omid Kordestani, Google's chief business officer, who has the absolute trust of Larry Page  —  ‘The Soul of Google’: What the Return of Omid Kordestani Says About the Mountain View Monolith  —  It is no exaggeration to say that Omid Kordestani may be the most likable person in Silicon Valley.
More: Beyond SearchTweets: @mdudas and @stevenlevy
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 …
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Analysts expect iPhone sales to propel Apple's Q3 results with 49-50M shipped, company to post earnings of $1.80/share on $49.26B revenue  —  Strong iPhone Sales Expected to Propel Apple's Results, Anticipation Surrounds the Watch  —  As Apple prepares to release its June quarter results …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Hacking Team goes to war against former employees, suspects some helped hackers  —  As surveillance startup's sales grew, so did internal strife at Hacking Team.  —  Italian prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation of six former employees of the embattled company Hacking Team …
David Pierce / Wired:
Inside Spotify's Hunt for the Perfect Playlist  —  What kind of music do you listen to?  Your answer is probably something like, “Oh, a little bit of everything.”  Or maybe, “Anything but country and metal.”  (And polka.  Everybody hates polka.)  The honest truth is, you probably don't know.
William Boston / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Audi, BMW, and Daimler have agreed to buy Nokia's HERE mapping service for more than $2.71B  —  German Car Makers Audi, BMW and Daimler to Buy Nokia Here  —  Nokia has been negotiating exclusively with the auto firms; final signing could happen ‘in the next few days’
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Prismatic pivots from offering consumer-facing news aggregation to B2B services for publishers, developers, and hedge funds  —  Prismatic Pivots To B2B, Packaging Its Content Interest Graph Into APIs For Different Verticals  —  The market for news reading apps got a little more crowded earlier …

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