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July 7, 2016, 10:15 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snapchat is rolling out Memories, a searchable in-app archive for sharing past photos and videos, including from your phone's camera roll, on iOS and Android  —  At a time when its social networking rivals are racing to promote more real-time sharing, Snapchat is turning its attention to the past.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: Google is working on two Android Wear smartwatches with Google Assistant integration to be released after the new Nexus handsets are announced  —  Speaking to Android Police, a reliable source has told us that Google is currently building two Android Wear devices - possibly Nexus-branded …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Facebook's OpenCellular is a new open-source wireless access platform for remote areas; hardware plans are freely available to researchers and manufacturers  —  Facebook is clearly very serious about its mission to connect the world and in the process, it has launched solar-powered drones …
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
Antivirus software firm AVG acquired by Avast Software for $1.3 billion  —  Antivirus software company AVG Technologies has been acquired by rival Avast Software for $1.3 billion.  —  Both companies were founded in the Czech Republic and expanded globally with AVG going public in 2012.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter tests sports coverage, starting with Wimbledon stream, featuring video and scrollable tweets on dedicated Live page  —  Twitter is streaming Wimbledon, our first glimpse at live sports on Twitter.  —  Twitter wants to get into the business of streaming live sports …
Aneto Okonkwo / Inside Search:
Google updates Now on Tap with text translations from any screen, search by QR or bar code, and “Discover mode” for getting a stream of related visual content  —  With Now on Tap, Android Marshmallow users can get quick help from Google without having to stop what they're doing.
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung expects Q2 operating profit of $7B, its highest in 2 years, on strong Galaxy S7 sales  —  Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings.
Elad Blog:
Tech VCs, to their own detriment, are increasingly investing in businesses that aren't software-driven  —  One sign that technology markets often exhibit at the tail end of a cycle is a fast diversification of the types of startups getting funded.  For example, following the core internet boom …
Jay Greene / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft combines its enterprise resource planning and CRM software to create cloud-based Dynamics 365, launching this fall  —  Company seeks to better compete in markets where it trails SAP and Oracle  —  Microsoft Corp. plans to update its business software line called Dynamics on Wednesday …

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