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August 6, 2015, 7:05 PM

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Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Apple Music has 11M trial subscribers with 2M on family plan; App Store has record month in July with $1.7B in transactions  —  Apple Music hooks 11 million trial members, App Store has record July  —  One month after unveiling its new streaming music service, Apple has locked in 11 million trial members …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Hackers can remotely steal fingerprints from Android phones built by Samsung, HTC, and Huawei; affected vendors have provided patches  —  Hackers can remotely steal fingerprints from Android phones  —  Researchers outline how hackers can attack your smartphone to steal your fingerprint on a “large scale” — without anybody noticing.
CNBC:
US officials: Russian “state actor” hacked Pentagon's Joint Staff unclassified email system around July 25; no classified data seized  —  Russia hacks Pentagon computers: NBC, citing sources  —  NBC News is reporting Russia has hacked computers at the Pentagon, with CNBC's Sue Herera.
OpenSignal:
Android fragmentation report finds 24,093 distinct devices from 1,294 different manufacturers  —  Android Fragmentation Visualized  —  Fragmentation is both a strength and weakness of the Android ecosystem, a headache for developers that also provides the basis for Android's global reach.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Outlook email app for Apple Watch makes it easier to see full emails and reply on the watch  —  Microsoft's Outlook email app arrives on the Apple Watch  —  Microsoft has been a strong supporter of the Apple Watch, and that's continuing today with the release of Outlook for Apple Watch.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
HBO Now adds Chromecast support to its iOS and Android apps  —  HBO NOW Adds Support For Google's Chromecast  —  HBO's over-the-top streaming service may not be making money just yet, but it is rapidly expanding its footprint.  Starting today, the service will support Google's Chromecast …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Zynga Beats Expectations In Q2 With $200M In Revenue, Fails To Stem User Exodus  —  Zynga today beat analyst expectations for revenue and earnings, but its user numbers continued to decline, sending the stock down about 1 percent in extended trading.  —  Zynga's daily active user numbers …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
500px Revamps Its App To Better Appeal To The Instagram Crowd  —  500px, the online photo-sharing community that recently raised another $13 million to challenge Flickr and Getty, is today rolling out a significant change to its mobile application.  Beginning with an update on iOS …

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