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July 24, 2015, 11:40 AM

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Samantha Murphy Kelly / Mashable:
Apple yanks Google's Nest smart thermostat from website and retail stores  —  You can no longer purchase Google's popular smart thermostat on Apple's online store or at its retail locations.  —  Apple confirmed to Mashable it has pulled the web-connected product — considered …
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft is working on 5.2" and 5.7" Lumia phones with iris scanners, 20MP PureView cameras, USB Type-C, optional Surface Pen for bigger Lumia  —  Microsoft's Cityman and Talkman flagship Lumia phones and what you need to know  —  Over the last few weeks, rumors …
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Facebook, Microsoft, and Dropbox team up to make tech more accessible to people with disabilities  —  Facebook, Microsoft, Dropbox, and several other tech notables are coming together to make technology more accessible to people with disabilities.  —  Together these companies and educational partners …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Comcast now has more broadband customers than it does TV subscribers, 22.5M vs 22.3M  —  Comcast has finally become an Internet-first company  —  Comcast may have begun as a television provider that later tacked on an Internet business, but now those positions have finally reversed …
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Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Dish objects to upcoming FCC order to deny $3.3B in discounts it sought in wireless spectrum auction earlier this year  —  Dish Responds to FCC's Move to Deny Spectrum Auction Discounts  —  Satellite provider told that matter won't get a hearing or referred to an enforcement bureau
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Kamcord Update Brings Live Game Streaming To Mobile Devices  —  Kamcord, the YC-backed company that enables game recording on mobile, is the latest company to jump on the mobile live-streaming bandwagon after it added the feature to its Android and iOS apps.
Lauren Weber / Wall Street Journal:
Etsy reports 86% of its sellers are female, 30% use their creative businesses as their sole occupation  —  At Etsy, 86% of Sellers Are Female  —  Report from handmade-goods marketplace offers details on its sellers  —  Here are a few details about the person who made the brocade dog collar …
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Meerkat to launch feature on iOS that lets GoPro3 and, soon, GoPro4 owners stream from camera  —  Meerkat launches GoPro integration  —  Streaming video app Meerkat will now allow some GoPro owners to stream directly from their cameras—the first time Meerkat has extended the ability to broadcast beyond a mobile device.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Palantir's SEC filing confirms it has issued $500M worth of stock, raised $450M so far in the latest financing round  —  Confirmed: Palantir raised a huge $450 million investment  —  Palantir just disclosed in an SEC form that it has raised a huge round of investment.
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Study: In-app Ad Fraud Could Near $1 Billion Globally In 2015  —  Firm claims to find large number of “mobile device hijacking” instances in which mobile apps load hidden ads and simulate human activity similar to traditional botnets.  —  Ad fraud has come to mobile apps in a big way …

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