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July 13, 2016, 5:40 PM

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Financial Times:
Niantic CEO says the company is going to add “sponsored locations” to Pokémon Go, letting retailers and other companies sponsor places on the virtual map  —  The developer behind Pokémon Go , the smash hit location-based mobile game that has dominated US …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple puts out open casting call for app creators for reality show “Planet of the Apps”, sheds more light on the series  —  Earlier this year it was announced that Apple was planning to launch its first original TV series about the “app economy.”
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Inside Facebook's Mobile Device Lab, which houses about 60 server racks to test its apps for performance and battery consumption on older phones  —  Deep inside Facebook's very first data center, located in a sprawling facility in the hills of Prineville, OR, lies a series of about 60 server racks.
Maureen Morrison / Ad Age:
BitTorrent to launch live-streamed TV news network on July 18 at the Republican National Convention as part of broader effort to become a video content company  —  Move Is Part of Larger Effort to Refocus Business on Becoming Video Content Company  —  6 Ways You Can Put Behavioral Automation to Work for Your Clients Today
Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Microsoft and Twitch announce capture card support for all Twitch Xbox One users broadcasting on Xbox Live  —  Today, in partnership with Twitch, we're pleased to announce capture card support for Twitch Xbox One broadcasters on Xbox Live.  Previously, only Xbox One players broadcasting …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google acquires Kifi, a sharing and recommendation app, team to join Spaces, app will be shut down over next few weeks  —  Google has made another small acquisition to help it continue building out its latest efforts in social apps.  The search and Android giant has hired the team behind Kifi …
Krystina Gustafson / CNBC:
Amazon's sales rise 60% YoY worldwide, 50% in the US, on Prime Day, making it the biggest sales day ever  —  So much for concerns that the second Prime Day event didn't live up to Amazon's expectations.  —  The online retailer said Wednesday that the self-created holiday was its biggest sales day ever …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Recent events show how Facebook and Twitter serve complementary roles during breaking news, strengthening each other  —  For years, Facebook and Twitter have been at odds over news.  But if we've learned anything in the past week it might be that it's not clear that either service has to lose for the other to win.

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