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July 25, 2015, 3:10 PM

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Laurie Burkitt / Wall Street Journal:
China to End Ban on Videogame Consoles  —  Gamers in China have turned to mobile and computer entertainment  —  BEIJING—China will lift a ban on making and selling videogame consoles in the country, paving the way for foreign companies like Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. to expand in one of the world's largest videogame markets.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
FCC OKs AT&T-DirecTV merger with conditions lasting 4 years: expand fiber internet to 12.5M new customers, submit interconnection agreements for review, more  —  FCC Approves AT&T-DirecTV Merger  —  AT&T and DirecTV's merger cleared its final federal regulatory hurdle on Friday, garnering the votes at the FCC for approval.
Chuong Nguyen / TechRadar:
Dell launching Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet with Windows in the US this month starting at $1,600  —  Dell built the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet to survive extreme environments  —  IP65-rated and tested with MIL-STD-810G specifications  —  Made for outdoor use in harsh environments …
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
Exclusive: Amazon planning drive-up grocery stores with the first likely coming to Sunnyvale — sources  —  For decades, drive-thrus have served up everything from coffee to prescriptions to dry cleaning — not to mention burgers and fries.  Now Amazon.com Inc. wants to add another item to the list: Your groceries.
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Bloomberg Business:
Square Said to File Confidentially for Initial Public Offering  —  Square Inc., the mobile-payments company founded and led by Jack Dorsey, the interim chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., filed confidentially for an initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Slack:
Slack now integrates with Google Calendar, allowing users to receive reminders in any channel  —  Google Calendar Reminders Come to Slack  —  As a user of Slack, you're organized, you're on the ball, and you're well connected to your team.  Every once in a while though, something falls through the cracks and you forget a meeting.

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Microsoft:
Showcasing Industrial IoT innovations at Hannover Messe 2018  —  This week at the world's largest industrial fair, customers and partners display how they're betting on Microsoft, from cloud to edge devices.
eero:
eero: your first line of defense against security breaches.  —  Thanks to our automatic and regular software updates as well as a number of other security measures built into our devices and software …
Internet Association:
The True Size Of The Online Labor Force  —  Internet Association released a groundbreaking analysis that finds the online labor market is comprised of 23.9 million income positions - a number that far exceeds …
Zoho:
This Earth Day, go paperless with Zoho Forms  —  Whether selling socks or self-driving cars, if you're still using paper forms, you're not doing it right.  Here are 6 reasons why you should go digital:  —  1. Environmental impact

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