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August 3, 2015, 7:10 AM

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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.
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 …
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.
Rachel Thomas / Medium:
Why women are leaving tech, and what tech companies can do to increase hiring and retention of women  —  If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven't been paying attention  —  According to the Harvard Business Review, 41% of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the field …
Gensthaler O. / SamMobile:
Galaxy Note 5 specs leak: 5.66" Quad HD Super AMOLED display, octa-core Exynos 7420, 4GB of RAM; press renders of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ also leak  —  Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920) tech specs and S6 edge + leaked  —  We have a new leak on the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 from @evleaks.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
IDC: Tablet sales fell 7% YoY to 44.7M units in Q2, but Lenovo, LG, and Huawei grew, pushing Samsung's and Apple's market share down to 41% from 45% last year  —  Tablet shipments drop again amid shrinking market demand: IDC  —  Global tablet shipments totaled 44.7 million units in Q2 compared …
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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