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July 23, 2015, 1:30 PM

Top News

Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple Music nightmare: adding music doesn't work as expected, lost access to 4,700 songs after turning off the service  —  Apple Music is a nightmare and I'm done with it  —  I love Apple.  I love them because they take difficult problems and come up with innovative, simple solutions.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple will soon allow manufacturers to integrate Apple Watch charging pads into accessories  —  Official third-party Apple Watch stands and docks with integrated chargers on the way  —  An example of current Apple Watch stands that must utilize Apple's official Watch charging cable.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
IBM Acquires Database-As-A-Service Startup Compose  —  IBM today announced that it has acquired Compose, the Y Combinator-backed database-as-a-service startup originally known as MongoHQ.  Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  —  Compose had raised $6.4 million since …
Aaron Tilley / Forbes:
Apple's strict Bluetooth LE encryption requirements result in long lag times, slowing the rollout of some HomeKit devices  —  What's Behind The Hold Up For Apple's HomeKit?  —  It's been more than a year since Apple announced HomeKit, its system for connecting smart home devices through iOS.
Kellex / Droid Life:
Leaked Moto X images suggest the device will come with front-facing flash and a fingerprint sensor built into the front speaker  —  Is This Our First Look at the Front of the Moto X (3rd Gen)?  (Updated: More Pics!)  —  Next Tuesday, Motorola is going to show off new products to us at an event in New York.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google Offers To Give Away Patents To Startups In Its Push Against Patent Trolls  —  Back in April, Google launched a pop-up, temporary marketplace for companies to sell patents, with Google being the sole buyer.  Today, the search and mobile giant is expanding that marketplace in the other direction …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon's Latest Prime Perk: A Five Percent Cash-Back Credit Card  —  Amazon continues to make a concerted effort to add new perks to Amazon Prime as it tries to funnel new shoppers into the membership program that turns casual shoppers into Amazon addicts.  Here's another Prime benefit …
More: PYMNTS.com, Consumerist, TIME and FortuneTweets: @delrey
KPMG and CB Insights:
Global VC report says mega-rounds of $100M+ are on the rise with 61 in Q2 2015 raising $16B  —  Venture Pulse Q2'15 Global Analysis of Venture Funding  —  KPMG and CB Insights: VC-backed Companies Haul in US$32 Billion Globally in Q2 2015 Due to Mega Financing and Rise of Non-Traditional Investors.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch captures 75% of smartwatch market in Q2 with 4M units shipped  —  Apple Watch Captured Estimated 75% Smartwatch Market Share in Launch Quarter  —  The latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that the Apple Watch captured 75.5% global …
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Twitter adds new advertiser tools to make it easier to target ads based on events  —  Twitter's Event Targeting Helps Marketers Zero In On Live Audiences  —  New ad tool will take the guesswork out of targeting people following live events on Twitter.  —  Twitter, long the leading social network …
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
De Blasio drops plans to cap number of vehicles operated by Uber in NYC for now, will conduct four-month study on traffic impact of for-hire vehicle operators  —  De Blasio Administration Dropping Plan for Uber Cap, for Now  —  The de Blasio administration has backed away from its fight …
Financial Times:
Qualcomm to cut 15% of its workforce for $1.4B in savings, consider a business split, appoint 3 new directors approved by activist shareholder Jana Partners  —  Qualcomm eyes break-up and up to 4,500 job losses  —  Qualcomm, the $105bn chipmaker under pressure from an activist investor …

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