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July 28, 2015, 2:55 PM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
Motorola unveils $399 Motorola X Style with Universal LTE in US, $299 Moto X Play globally, and an upgraded, waterproof, and customizable $179 Moto G  —  Motorola doubles down on Moto X with Style, Play, updates Moto G  —  The Moto X Style will be known as the Pure Edition in the US, and will be sold directly to consumers.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Moto X Style to be rebranded as Moto X Pure in the US, to be sold unlocked for $399 this fall  —  Moto X Pure Edition will sell for $399 in the US this fall  —  Motorola is pushing off-contract phones in a big way this year.  As in, it isn't even selling the Moto X Style — its new 5.7-inch flagship — on contract in the US.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Takes On Product Hunt, Shopify With Launchpad, An All-In-One Marketing And Sales Portal  —  Product Hunt has made a splash as a new place for startups to market new products, Shopify offers a way for them to easily start selling their products online, and Shyp takes the pain …
Cam Bunton / 9to5Mac:
T-Mobile adds free Apple Music cellular streaming, offers free next-gen iPhone upgrades to iPhone 6 buyers  —  Summer for T-Mobile this year has meant announcing a series of promotions and plans dubbed #UncarrierAmped.  Today, the company launched the latest, and last of these moves.
Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Visa Invests in Stripe at $5 Billion Valuation and Strikes Commercial Deal, Too  —  Credit card companies think they have found an ally in the increasingly competitive world of online payments.  Its name is Stripe.  —  Visa has inked a commercial agreement with the payments startup …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Android users can now say ‘Ok Google’ to send messages via WhatsApp, WeChat, NextPlus, Telegram, and Viber  —  In April, Google launched custom voice actions on Android, allowing users to control select third-party apps simply by starting with the “Ok Google” command.
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms  —  Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names, a German privacy watchdog said on Tuesday, in the latest privacy setback for the U.S. company in Europe.  —  The Hamburg data protection authority, which is responsible …
Mehedi Hassan / Microsoft News:
Microsoft Arrow Launcher for Android currently in private beta, APK leaks online  —  This is Microsoft's Arrow Launcher for Android (download APK)  —  Microsoft is currently working on a new Android app, and it's an Android launcher.  The company's latest app is Arrow Launcher and it is currently …
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
ShopKeep Registers $60M for Small-Merchant Payments Software  —  When Oracle Corp. paid $5.3 billion last year for large payments processing business Micros Systems Inc., partners at growth equity firm Activant Capital began scouring the market for innovative startups active in the space …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Trello Launches Enterprise Service With Single Sign-On Support, Brings Two-Factor Authentication To All Users  —  Trello, the kanban-style project management service that was spun out of Fog Creek Software last year, launched its enterprise service today.  While the company quietly introduced …

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