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August 23, 2015, 5:50 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
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Silicon Valley's perks arms race now includes parental leave, but tech companies are still not adequately addressing child care  —  The One Time Silicon Valley's Herd Mentality Comes In Handy  —  The perks arms race now includes parental leave along with on-site dry-cleaning and private chefs.
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Natalia Drozdiak / Wall Street Journal:
European Commission asks companies for details about Google's ad contracts and scraping as it deepens its antitrust investigation  —  EU Deepens Antitrust Investigation Into Google's Practices  —  The EU is stepping up its investigation into allegations that Google abuses its dominance …
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.

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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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