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July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM

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Katie Jacobs Stanton:
145 tech leaders, including Vinod Khosla, Ev Williams, and Stewart Butterfield sign letter saying a Trump presidency “would be a disaster for innovation”  —  We are inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector.
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Peter Thiel Confirmed As A Speaker At Donald Trump's Republican National Convention  —  Peter Thiel will appear at the Republican National Convention, FORBES has confirmed, and will speak openly of his endorsement of Donald Trump next week.  —  A spokesperson for Thiel told FORBES …
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
T-Mobile Is Giving Customers a Year of Free Data to Play Pokemon Go  —  There are few executives in telecommunications—or most other industries for that matter—who are better masters of free publicity than T-Mobile CEO John Legere.  —  And so, with the popularity of the Nintendo smartphone game Pokemon …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Interview with Eddy Cue on TV skinny bundles and cable boxes, getting Hollywood content to consumers, working with studios, and making Apple Music stand out  —  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.”
Allegra Frank / Polygon:
Valve promises to crack down on third-party sites that use Steam to facilitate gambling, denies having any business relationships with such sites  —  Counter-Strike GO gambling sites asked to cease operations Valve is cracking down on third-party websites that use Steam to facilitate gambling, the company said in a statement today.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Atlassian acquires online service tracker StatusPage, says it will remain a standalone product; pricing, starting at $29/month, will remain the same  —  Atlassian today announced that it has acquired StatusPage, a Y Combinator-incubated service that allows online businesses to keep …
Mark Hachman / PCWorld:
Microsoft Edge is the only browser of the big four to play Netflix content at 1080p on Windows 10  —  Microsoft's bold claims about Edge turn out to be true.  —  If you want to watch true 1080p content on Netflix over your PC, you need to use Microsoft's Edge browser.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Razer introduces low-profile, detachable mechanical keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro, connects via Bluetooth, available today for $170  —  Razer today announces a whole new ultra-low-profile mechanical switch, designed for and making its debut in the company's first mechanical keyboard case for the iPad Pro.
Brittany Vincent / Engadget:
Nintendo's Classic Mini is a tiny NES with 30 pre-loaded games launching November 11 for $59.99  —  That dusty old NES in your attic might be rife with nostalgic memories, but it's a pain to drag out of its box whenever you get the hankering for a rousing game of Super Mario Bros. Nintendo totally gets it …

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