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August 23, 2015, 12:50 PM

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Apple:
Apple launches replacement program for rear-facing camera in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices that produce blurry photos  —  iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus  —  Apple has determined that, in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices, the iSight camera …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Unicorns aggressively recruit employees from Silicon Valley giants, with Airbnb poaching over 100 workers and Uber targeting Google's mapping unit  —  Unicorns Hunt for Talent Among Silicon Valley's Giants  —  For the last year, Google's work force has increasingly been under attack from a herd of unicorns.
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Comparing gender and race diversity figures reported by Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Intel  —  How do tech's biggest companies compare on diversity?  —  Welcome to the second annual Verge Hack Week.  We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters …
More: TechCrunch
Chris Griffith / TheAustralian:
In test of six sets of identical twins, none fool Windows Hello face recognition feature  —  Windows Hello: can identical twins fool Microsoft and Intel?  —  CAN TWINS TRICK FACIAL RECOGNITION?  —  Windows 10 paired with Intel's RealSense camera gives users a new way to log in to their computers- facial recognition.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
IDC: US desktop, laptop, tablet and 2-in-1 computer sales in education grew 33% YOY in 2014, with Chromebook sales up 310% to 3.9M, iPad sales down 6.9% to 2.7M  —  Chromebooks Gaining on iPads in School Sector  —  As school districts across the country increasingly invest in technology for their students …
Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Samsung plans to petition to US Supreme Court the 2012 verdict that it violated Apple's patents  —  Apple v. Samsung: Samsung plans to appeal to U.S. Supreme Court  —  Samsung plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court by November to hear its appeal of a San Jose federal jury's stinging 2012 verdict …
Chris Duckett / ZDNet:
Apple says only 21% of US Apple Music users have quit, less than half of what widely reported MusicWatch study claimed  —  Apple says only 1 in 5 people have quit Apple Music  —  Apple has defended the uptake of Apple Music, saying that 79 percent of those who signed up for a trial are still using the service.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Prenda attorney hit with Illinois bar complaint over fraud and deceit related to copyright trolling cases  —  At long last, Prenda mastermind hit with state bar complaint  —  Steele, charged with numerous frauds and deceits, could be banished from the law.
More: Techdirt

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