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July 27, 2015, 10:50 AM

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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Watch to be sold at Best Buy stores and online starting August 7  —  Apple Watch to Be Sold at Best Buy  —  One month after Apple Inc. started selling Apple Watch at its own stores, the company said it will bring the device to Best Buy stores in August.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Samsung unveils the first monitor that can wirelessly charge your phone  —  Ladies and gentlemen, we finally have a monitor that isn't just about more screen, more pixels, and more visuals.  Samsung today unveiled the SE370, claiming it's the first monitor with an integrated wireless charging function for mobile devices.
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube offers money and help to top creators to ward off online video rivals like Facebook  —  YouTube Creates Stars.  Can It Keep Them?  —  At VidCon, Google battles with Facebook and startups to woo ‘MyCupcakeAddiction’ and other popular online video creators  —  YouTube created a new kind of celebrity.
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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
DraftKings Raises $300 Million, Promises to Spend Much of It With Fox Sports  —  Attention sports fans: Prepare to see a lot more DraftKings advertising over the next few years.  —  DraftKings, one of the top daily fantasy sports companies, has raised $300 million in new funding led by 21st Century Fox's Fox Sports unit.
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
Ubuntu Phone review: years in the making, but still not consumer-ready  —  The smartphone arena is dominated by two operating systems.  Gartner's latest figures show that during the first three months of 2015, iOS and Android devices accounted for almost 97 percent of global smartphone sales.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Uber, Airbnb And The Conflict Between Policy's Ratchet Effect And Tech's Accelerating Speed  —  One day before New York's city council was about to vote on capping Uber's growth, the company and Mayor Bill de Blasio reached a last-minute agreement for a four-month study on the company's impact on city congestion.
Alexandra Wexler / Wall Street Journal:
Vodafone and MTN strike interconnectivity deal for mobile money remittances between their networks in East and Central Africa  —  Africa Makes Leap in Cross-Border Mobile Payments  —  New partnerships aimed at getting a bigger slice of the $48 billion Africans sent and received last year

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