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July 16, 2016, 2:35 PM

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Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook shows little progress in diversity report, blames lack of available talent  —  Many observers say talent pipeline isn't primary factor  —  Facebook Inc. said Thursday that it made meager increases in the number of women and minorities working at the social-network giant …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were temporarily blocked or slowed in Turkey during military coup attempt  —  The Turkish military has deployed in Istanbul and Ankara, and the government has apparently blocked social media in response to what is being reported as an attempted coup.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft concedes that it won't have Windows 10 installed on 1B devices by mid-2018, as previously projected  —  Microsoft isn't going to make its self-imposed deadline of having Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices by mid-2018, company officials have conceded.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
In a non-public filing with the US Copyright Royalty Board, Apple proposes simplified flat rate of 9.1¢ per 100 streams in songwriting royalties  —  In the music industry's streaming battles, the fight extends to even the minutiae of copyright.  —  Apple, in a government filing on Friday …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Netflix launches Flixtape, a tool for making shareable mixtape-like short playlists for shows and movies  —  Just in time for the weekend, Netflix today announced the launch of a new service called Flixtape, which the company describes as a way to make short playlists of your favorite Netflix titles.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Kantar: Samsung's Galaxy S7 outsold Apple's iPhone 6s in the US between March and May 2016  —  The iPhone showed its first decline in sales numbers earlier this year, which has today been reiterated by the latest US mobile market data from Kantar Worldpanel.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
US pledges $400M over the next 7 years for 5G research led by National Science Foundation  —  As President Obama approaches the end of his tenure in the White House, his team is launching a wireless networking research project that it hopes could be part of his wider legacy in the world of tech.
Jessi Hempel / Backchannel:
Profile of Airbnb's Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer Belinda Johnson, second in command at the company  —  Belinda Johnson knew a decision needed to be made quickly.  She pulled her boss, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, into a small conference room in the company's highly designed downtown San Francisco headquarters.
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Emily Yoshida / The Verge:
Interview with users and creator of Ohlala, a Berlin based casual dating app, often referred to as “Uber for escorts”  —  Tara* had struck gold.  After spending a lazy Saturday afternoon browsing through the dating app she was currently experimenting with, she hit it off …
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