July 30, 2015, 10:30 PM

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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Apple to debut new Apple TV with App Store, SDK, Siri support, and touch remote during September iPhone event  —  Apple Will Debut New Apple TV In September  —  The new Apple TV is headed to market along with an App Store of its own.  Next step: that long-in-the-offing subscription internet-TV service.
Cory Weinberg / bizjournals:
Sources: Apple agrees to rent 75K square feet of office space in San Francisco's SoMa, in first big push into the city  —  Apple dives into SoMa for first big S.F. real estate grab  —  The San Francisco office market may get its first big bite of Apple.  —  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) …
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google is quietly distributing a new version of Glass for business customers that attaches to other glasses; consumer version at least a year away  —  Google Quietly Distributes New Version of Glass Aimed at Workplaces  —  Device is being pitched to industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, energy
Reto Meier / Android Developers Blog:
Google now lets Android developers offer open betas and email-based closed betas  —  Iterate faster on Google Play with improved beta testing  —  Posted by Ellie Powers, Product Manager, Google Play  —  Today, Google Play is making it easier for you to manage beta tests and get your users to join them.
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Facebook completes full-scale prototype of its solar-powered Internet drone Aquila; develops laser that transmits data at 10 gigabits/second  —  Facebook Ready To Test Drones That Can Deliver Internet At 10 Gigabits A Second  —  Facebook has built the first full-scale version …
Evan Sharp / Pinterest Blog:
Pinterest makes diversity hiring goals for 2016 public for accountability and promises to share findings on what works  —  Our plan for a more diverse Pinterest  —  There's been a lot of talk lately about the lack of diversity in the tech industry.  Back in 2013, one of our engineers Tracy …
Sources: NBCUniversal close to investing $250M in BuzzFeed at a $1.5B valuation, also investing in Vox Media at a $850M valuation  —  NBCUniversal Poised to Make Big Investments in BuzzFeed and Vox Media  —  NBCUniversal is close to a deal to invest $250 million in BuzzFeed …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Pocket starts recommending articles and videos in a new public beta  —  Save-for-later service Pocket is testing out recommendations for the first time, introducing personalized picks for articles and videos into a public beta channel it is opening today.  Pocket's 17 million registered users …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Photo editing startup PicMonkey lands $41M from Bay Area-based Spectrum Equity … PicMonkey is already a successful startup, boasting more than 25 million monthly users and hundreds of thousands of paying customers from 190 countries who visit the photo-editing site each day.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Groupon launches Groupon To Go food delivery service, available in Chicago, expanding to other metro regions in US throughout the year  —  Groupon Launches Its Own Food Delivery Business, Groupon To Go  —  Following its acquisition of food delivery service OrderUp earlier this month …

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