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August 4, 2015, 5:00 PM

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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:
Xbox One will get Windows 10 and backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games in November  —  Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Coming November  —  The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature will launch for everyone in November, Microsoft announced today during its Gamescom briefing in Cologne, Germany.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Apple denies that it has discussed or plans to launch an MVNO cellular service  —  Apple denies it plans to sell mobile services directly to consumers  —  Apple, the world's most profitable mobile phone maker, has denied a media report that it is working on a plan to market communications services directly …
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 …
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
Apple buys a 43-acre development site in North San Jose for just over $138M  —  Exclusive: Apple buys huge San Jose development site  —  Apple Inc. has purchased a roughly 43-acre development site in North San Jose in a blockbuster real estate transaction that comes just weeks …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Zero-day vulnerability in Apple's latest, fully patched OS X allows hackers to surreptitiously infect Macs with malware  —  0-day bug in fully patched OS X comes under active exploit to hijack Macs  —  Privilege-escalation bug lets attackers infect Macs sans password.  —  Malwarebytes
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook gives you a full Windows laptop for $169  —  Hey, HP: you're far from the only one who can play the ridiculously low-cost Windows laptop game.  Acer has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14, a pair of thin-and-light Windows 10 portables that promise …
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Taylor Swift claims Spotify is a startup with no cash flow, recounts the thinking behind her open letter to Apple  —  Taylor Swift's worst ex yet: Spotify  —  Like after any good break up, Taylor Swift certainly seems to have no problem dishing about her ex in public.  This time, the ex is Spotify.

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