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August 14, 2015, 9:10 AM

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Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple's live TV streaming service now slated for 2016 launch as licensing talks stall  —  Apple Said to Delay Live TV Service to 2016 as Negotiations Stall  —  Apple Inc. customers waiting for the company to revolutionize live television as it did for music and phone service …
Samsung Tomorrow:
Samsung announces Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, and launch dates for Samsung Pay  —  Samsung Stays Ahead of the Curve with Bold, Big Screen Smartphones  —  Samsung Electronics announced the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5.  Both devices represent Samsung's commitment …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
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Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica UK:
Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world's largest hard drive  —  At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to be the world's largest hard drive—and somewhat surprisingly, it uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters.
iFixit:
OnePlus 2 teardown: more repairable than OnePlus 1, battery can be removed fairly easily  —  OnePlus 2 Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  Featured Guide  —  This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
NYT builds Blossom, an internal social media suggestion bot for Slack; typical post gets 380% more clicks  —  The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media  —  The New York Times publishes more than 300 stories each day.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Russian censors remove Reddit from their registry of banned websites after Reddit deletes offending post  —  Reddit Responds After Being Threatened, Banned And Unbanned By The Russian Government  —  Reddit has had a pretty bizarre last few days in Russia.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google seeks to push Chrome OS into business with Dell Chromebook 13 that starts at $399, new management, virtualization tools  —  With Dell's help, Google pushes Chrome-based laptops beyond budget buyers  —  Google's challenger to Microsoft Windows has found a successful niche in schools.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Uber wins dismissal of lawsuit by Connecticut taxi companies  —  Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a racketeering lawsuit by 15 Connecticut taxi and limousine companies seeking to stop the ride-sharing company from doing business in the state.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Inside Samsung's Global Innovation Center and why it's backing American software startups like SmartThings, LoopPay, Pixie, Perch, and Boxee  —  Samsung's big bet: put American software startups inside its most important hardware  —  Kai Bond still can't believe he got his own button.
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