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July 22, 2015, 3:15 PM

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Office Blogs:
Microsoft launches short-form email app Send for iPhone that works like instant messaging, coming later to Android and Windows Phone  —  Introducing Send—designed for in-and-out email  —  Sometimes you just need to send a quick, short note to your co-worker.
Gerard Sanz / Google Lat Long:
Google Maps adds Your Timeline view, showing where you've been on any given day  —  Your Timeline: Revisiting the world that you've explored  —  Have you ever wanted a way to easily remember all the places you've been — whether it's a museum you visited during your last vacation or that fun bar you stumbled upon a few months ago?
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Beta testers can no longer post app reviews in prerelease iOS versions  —  It appears that Apple is disallowing iOS 9 beta users to submit app reviews — positive or negative — with the latest build released on Tuesday, a feature that was becoming an increasingly irritating thorn in the side …
Jacqueline Beauchere / Microsoft on the Issues:
Microsoft makes it easier for revenge porn victims to report images and videos for removal from Bing, OneDrive, and Xbox Live  —  ‘Revenge porn:’ Putting victims back in control  —  When someone shares intimate images of another person online without that person's consent, the effects can be truly devastating.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Home Services, an on-demand handyman service, expands to a total of 15 metro regions and adds a custom-jobs option  —  Amazon Expands Its On-Demand Home Services Marketplace, Adds Support For Custom Service Requests  —  Amazon Home Services, Amazon's own Angie's List competitor of sorts …
Jena McGregor / Washington Post:
Ex-Google engineer stirs debate about sharing salary details in Silicon Valley after revealing she made an internal salary spreadsheet, to management's dismay  —  In Silicon Valley, many want sharing salary info to be less taboo  —  Talking openly about salaries is still viewed as taboo …
Brett Howse / AnandTech:
Microsoft's Edge browser performs as well as competitors in most tests, sees big improvements in WebGL performance  —  Examining Microsoft Edge Browser Performance  —  In what seems like forever ago, Microsoft's Project Spartan was announced at the January 21st event in Redmond.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Mobile App Prototyping Tool Pixate  —  Google has acquired mobile app prototyping tool Pixate today, both companies have confirmed.  Pixate had raised $3.8M from Accel Partners in 2013.  It had popped out of the Y-Combinator oven previously (YC S12).
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Twitch begins gradual transition from Adobe Flash to HTML5, following YouTube's lead  —  Twitch is ditching Flash for HTML5, just like YouTube  —  It's finally happening.  Twitch is starting to transition from Adobe Flash to HTML5.  —  The Amazon-owned company is starting small …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sony Is Launching A Drone Business To Provide Data Services To Enterprises  —  Sony is stepping into the drone business after the Japanese electronics giant announced a new venture that captures images and other data for business purposes using unmanned crafts.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Answers Service Gets An Update To Provide Better App Performance Tracking  —  Ahead of Twitter's upcoming developer conference Flight, Twitter's Answers service — which provides developers with a real-time display of events happening with their apps — is getting a big update …
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