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July 21, 2015, 10:20 AM

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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 …
AnandTech:
Apple Watch review: best wearable ever, but hard to recommend this first generation version  —  The Apple Watch Review  —  Prior to the launch of the Apple Watch, there had been rumors that Apple would make a watch for quite some time.  In a broader sense, the wearables industry has become …
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.
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.
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.
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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
CNN:
Drones interfere with wildfire-fighting efforts in Los Angeles  —  California wildfires 11 photos  —  Smoke from a wildfire rises above Interstate 15 on the Cajon Pass, on July 15 near San Bernardino.  —  Hide Caption 7 of 11  —  The scorched remains of a truck destroyed by the North Fire …
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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 …
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
Google Calls Proposed U.S. Wassenaar Rules ‘Not Feasible’  —  As the clock winds down on the comment period for the United States government's proposed implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement export controls for intrusion software, Google officials say that the rules would have a “significant negative impact” on security research.

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