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August 14, 2015, 10:35 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 Mobile Press:
Samsung announces Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, and launch dates for Samsung Pay  —  Samsung Stays Ahead of the Curve with Bold, Big Screen Smartphones  —  Galaxy S6 edge+ features dual edge display for ultimate multimedia experience; Galaxy Note5 takes multi-tasking on mobile to new heights
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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.
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.
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.
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Rocket Internet is reportedly raising a €1 billion growth fund for late-stage investments  —  The word on the street is that Rocket Internet, the publicly-listed ‘Internet company builder’ out of Germany, is raising money for a growth fund of which the size could amount up to €1 billion.
More: VentureBeatTweets: @tech_eu
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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