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July 14, 2016, 10:45 AM

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Mark Scott / New York Times:
EU files new round of antitrust charges against Google related to AdSense and AdWords  —  European officials are expected on Thursday to announce a new round of antitrust charges against Google, according to two people briefed on the matter.  —  The charges relate to some of the technology …
Yolanda Redrup / Financial Review:
Android Pay launches in Australia with 25+ partners but ANZ is the only big four bank signed up  —  Google's digital wallet Android Pay has its official Australian launch on Thursday, and like with Apple Pay's earlier launch Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is the first big four bank signed up.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Skype announces new WebRTC alpha version for Linux; Chromebook users can now make voice calls too  —  Skype has announced a brand-new version of Skype for Linux users today, as the Microsoft-owned VoIP client looks to play catch up with its brethren on other platforms.
Reuters:
House committee report claims banking regulator FDIC was hacked in 2010, 2011, 2013, likely by China, accuses FDIC of covering up breach for political reasons  —  The Chinese government likely hacked computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 2010, 2011 and 2013 and employees …
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 …
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
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Nest's new product is a $199 security camera that works outdoors  —  Nest has made an update to its Nest Cam that — while won't necessarily appeal to everyone — is likely going to solve an issue people may have had with the company's security camera: Efficiency in the outdoors.
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Tor Project replaces its board with a new slate of directors including Bruce Schneier and Matt Blaze, in the wake of Jacob Appelbaum's resignation  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Tor Project, a nonprofit digital privacy group, on Wednesday replaced its board with a new slate of directors as part …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Eddy Cue on Apple's TV Plans and Why Netflix Isn't a Competitor  —  EMAIL ME  —  The senior vp also dishes on what he learned from Steve Jobs, why the company won't be buying a Hollywood studio anytime soon and why agents should be “very, very excited.”  —  The morning after the Golden …
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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.”

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