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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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Smartsheet:
Six soft skills you need to drive digital transformation  —  Technical skills are easy to focus on when building a team.  But a new study found that 57 percent of business leaders say soft skills are even more important.
Copper:
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Zoho:
The Guide to 360-Degree Performance Appraisals that Work for You, and Your Employees  —  360-degree appraisals can change lives, says an essay in the Harvard Business Review.  With as many as 90% …
Google Chrome:
Chrome's turning 10, here's what's new  —  Every time you open your browser, you have a mission to accomplish.  We built Chrome to help you do that as quickly and safely as possible.

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