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August 5, 2015, 7:40 AM

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Dino Grandoni / New York Times:
Hackers distributed Flash-based malware via Yahoo's ad network for seven days ending Monday; number of affected people not disclosed  —  Hackers Exploit ‘Flash’ Vulnerability in Yahoo Ads  —  For seven days, hackers used Yahoo's ad network to send malicious bits of code to computers …
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: Apple's licensing deals include premission to create up to five additional radio stations like Beats 1  —  Apple's music deals allow for new Beats stations at any time  —  While Apple Music may have gotten off to a less than stellar start, Apple's 24/7 radio station Beats 1 has lived …
Kellex / Droid Life:
Leak shows Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 5 has no removable battery or microSD slot  —  Here is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in Hand  —  Samsung will show us the brand new Galaxy Note 5 at a press event in New York City, next week.  As we inch closer to that unveiling …
Susan Svrluga / Washington Post:
With over 36K tweets, #ILookLikeAnEngineer is challenging stereotypes in tech  —  ilooklikeanengineer wants to challenge your ideas about who can be a scientist  —  It all started when a “self-taught engineer, extreme introvert, science-nerd, anime-lover, college dropout” wrote that she was tired of stereotypes.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Netflix Announces Its New ‘Unlimited’ Maternity And Paternity Leave Program  —  A few hours after hitting its all-time stock price high today, Netflix has announced a new program for all employees.  —  In a blog post, the company outlined its unlimited maternity and paternity leave program.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
MLB Advanced Media to spin out streaming video unit valued at over $3B, signs deal giving NHL up to 10% equity in the new company named BAM Tech  —  Pro Baseball's Streaming Video Unit Gets Ready for a $3 Billion Spinoff by Adding Pro Hockey  —  MLB Advanced Media, the company that streams video …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instacart Makes Its First Acquisition With “Acqui-hire” Of App Maker Wedding Party  —  On-demand grocery delivery service Instacart has made its first acquisition since raising hundreds of millions in venture funding for its growing business.  The company is “acqui-hiring” …
More: VatorNews, tech.co and Pando
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget:
Cell service out for thousands across the American Southeast  —  Cellular service appears to be down across every major provider throughout Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky with Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville being the hardest hit.  According to the website Down Detector …
Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
Google's Project Tango dev kits now available in South Korea and Canada, coming to 10 more countries Aug. 26  —  Google expands Project Tango tablet sales to more countries  —  Now that 3,000 Project Tango development kits have found their way to U.S. buyers, Google is ready to bring …
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Google's Patent Purchase Promotion ends with company buying 28% of patents submitted, with a median price tag of $150K  —  How Google Renewed Its Fight Against Patent Trolls  —  Congress killed patent reform last year, but big tech companies are taking the matter into their own hands.
More: IEEE SpectrumThanks:@adrjeffries
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein to spend $40M to aid tech firms led by women and people of color  —  Oakland's Kapors spend $40 million to help diversify tech world  —  Oakland technology entrepreneurs and philanthropists Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein will spend $40 million …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Music data to be incorporated into Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts  —  Apple Music hits Billboard charts + street ads, will stream Dr. Dre's new Compton album  —  Apple has already taken over its homepage, produced video advertisements, and injected promotions into iOS to digitally promote its new Apple Music service.
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:
Microsoft unveils Xbox One DVR features, enabling recording and playback of free over-the-air TV … Xbox One owners will soon be able to use their game console to record and play back live television from free, over-the-air broadcasts, Microsoft announced this morning.
Eddie Makuch / GameSpot:
 

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