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July 23, 2015, 3:05 PM

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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.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple launches 2015 back-to-school promotion, offers free Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of an eligible Mac  —  Apple Launches 2015 Back to School Promotion, Offers Free Beats Solo2 Headphones With Mac Purchase  —  Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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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