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July 22, 2015, 12:01 PM

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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 …
Office Blogs:
Microsoft launches short-form email app Send, that works like instant messaging, on iPhone, 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.
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 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Early Apple Watch sales beat the original iPhone and iPad, likely earning over $1B in revenue; June was the best month of sales for the Watch so far  —  Early Apple Watch sales beat the original iPhone and iPad, but no firm numbers yet  —  Nobody expected Apple to tell us how many Apple Watches it sold last quarter.
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).
Katie Collins / Wired.co.uk:
Jimmy Wales launches charitable social network TPO.com  —  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and mobile network The People's Operator are launching a new charitable social network called TPO.com.  —  The ad-free social network is primarily designed to make it simple for people to donate to charity.
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 …

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The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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