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August 5, 2015, 12:35 PM

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Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: Apple's licensing deals include permission 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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Fastly Raises $75M For Its Real-Time CDN  —  Fastly, a content delivery service (CDN) service that focuses on helping companies deliver dynamic content to their users faster, today announced that it has raised a $75 million Series D round led by ICONIQ Capital.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Samsung Pay on TV lets you buy apps and games with your credit card, debit card, and PayPal  —  Samsung has introduced a new way for people to pay for content — right through their television.  Called Samsung Pay on TV, it supports major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, and other mobile billing options.
Wilson Rothman / Wall Street Journal:
Epson's new EcoTank printers hold two years worth of ink, cost between $400-$500 and replacement cannisters of ink will cost $52  —  Review: Epson Kills the Printer Ink Cartridge  —  The new EcoTank printers cost more up front but can churn for years without running dry
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.
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
Flying DJI's new Phantom 3 Standard—better software, better camera  —  Updated platform has stricter flight controls and more attention to detail.  —  My first experience with DJI's Phantom quadcopter drones was unboxing a Phantom 2 Vision+ and then flying it directly into a tree.
Adam Jourdan / Reuters:
China to put security teams in major Internet firms, websites  —  China is planning to set up “network security offices” in major Internet companies and for websites so authorities can move more quickly against illegal online behavior, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.
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 …
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg Business:
Apple defeats bid for lawsuit alleging iMessage interfered with delivery of texts after switching to non-Apple devices  —  Apple Defeats Bid for Group Suit Over Texts Lost in Phone Swap  —  Apple Inc. won a ruling beating back a group lawsuit sought by a former iPhone user who claimed …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Data-analysis firm Tableau Software acquires Infoactive, a startup that turns data into infographics  —  Tableau makes first acquisition ever, swoops up startup that turns data into infographics … For the first time in its 13-year history, Tableau Software is acquiring another company.
More: ZDNet
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Movie studios sue MovieTube, seek SOPA-like power through broad site-blocking court order  —  Memo to MPAA: Congress didn't pass SOPA  —  Studios' suit demands “entire Internet” block, filtering infringing sites, EFF says.  —  Remember 2012, when there was that giant Internet backlash …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Empowers Pages To Provide Customer Support Over Private Messages  —  A business publicly debating customer problems on their Facebook Page's wall is a recipe for a PR disaster.  So today Facebook is giving Pages more options for privately messaging people who complain.
More: BuzzFeedTweets: @joshconstine
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.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn's publishing platform expands beyond English to Portuguese; German and French to follow  —  LinkedIn is expanding its publishing platform beyond English today, with the news that it's launching a version for Portuguese speakers.  —  LinkedIn's evolution as a publishing platform …
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” …

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Smartsheet:
Smartsheet's CEO: Our Software Market Is Still in Its Early Stages  —  During a talk with TheStreet, Mark Mader argues his firm's work execution platform still has a lot of headroom to displace manual business processes.
Zoho:
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Google Cloud:
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Intel:
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