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August 3, 2015, 10:10 AM

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James Cook / Business Insider:
Apple is preparing to launch a voicemail service that will use Siri to transcribe your messages  —  Apple employees are testing a voicemail service that uses Siri to answer your calls and transcribe voicemail messages.  Apple's iCloud service will then send you the text of the transcribed voicemail …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Nokia sells HERE mapping business to Audi, BMW, and Mercedes for $3.07B  —  Nokia Sells HERE Mapping Business To Group Of European Car Makers For $3.07B  —  Nokia has announced that it has sold its HERE mapping business to a consortium of automobile makers for $3.07 billion, ending months of speculation about the future of the unit.
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook  —  Create a social network or risk everything.  —  That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief architect, Vic Gundotra, in meetings with the company's top brass.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Microsoft Edge review: Windows finally has a good browser  —  For two decades, the default web browsing experience in Windows has been Internet Explorer.  Over the years, Microsoft's home-built browser became bloated, insecure, confusing to use, and just plain hated by many users.
Keith Collins / Quartz:
Easily accessible dark web marketplaces list stolen identities from $1, to $450 for a premium identity with a high credit score  —  Here's what your stolen identity goes for on the internet's black market  —  The going rate for a stolen identity is about twenty bucks.
Aaron Tilley / Forbes:
Light Raises $25 Million To Put DSLR-Quality Camera In Your Next Smartphone  —  Our phones have turned everyone into a photographer and laid waste to a huge portion of the camera market.  But even though we use our phones these days to take all of our pictures, the cameras in our phones still …
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Zenefits, growing rapidly, promises to manage employee benefits but leaves some uninsured due to software glitches and human errors  —  Zenefits Is An HR “Rocket Ship” — But Some Customers Get Left Behind  —  Mike Hawkins' four-month health insurance nightmare began in November …
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