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July 21, 2016, 7:40 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Inside the inaugural test flight of Facebook's first internet drone, Aquila  —  Inside the test flight of Facebook's first internet drone  —  At 2AM, in the dark morning hours of June 28th, Mark Zuckerberg woke up and got on a plane.  He was traveling to an aviation testing facility in Yuma …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Mark Zuckerberg discusses Facebook's 10-year plans to improve internet access, the importance of AI, plans for VR, and the challenges of AR  —  Mark Zuckerberg on his plan to bring the internet to every human on earth  —  By nearly any measure, Facebook has had a remarkable year.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
A preview of the RNC speech by Peter Thiel, the eccentric investor who is unlike anyone else in tech  —  The eccentric investor is not like anyone else in tech.  —  Okay, I will just say what pretty much everyone in tech thinks, even if they never seem to be able to say it out loud …
Tom Spring / Threatpost:
EFF sues US over Digital Millennium Copyright Act clause that restricts tinkering with systems that protect copyrighted materials like films, audio, and code  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Government over a provision within …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
IDC: Smartwatch shipments fall for the first time; Apple only company in top 5 to decline  —  The smartwatch market has hit its first bump, and it's all Apple's fault.  Vendors shipped a total of 3.5 million smartwatches worldwide last quarter.  This Q2 2016 figure is down 32 percent …
Tinder:
Tinder launches Tinder Social, a feature that lets groups plan nights out and “match” with other nearby groups that are also going out  —  Get ready to roll.  Your night just got better.  —  Tinder has always been about getting you out of the house to meet someone new.
Greg Hartrell / Official Android Blog:
Google Play Books debuts Bubble Zoom, which uses machine learning to detect and expand speech bubbles in comic books, starting with some Marvel and DC volumes  —  Whether it's reading up on the origins of Justice League or enjoying a reboot like Invincible Iron Man, we all love our heroes …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Moto Z review: huge price increase, no 3.5mm headphone jack, slow OS updates, and lame modules make it hard to recommend  —  The first Moto flagship under Lenovo's rule isn't a compelling one.  —  Under Google, Motorola was one of our favorite OEMs.  The company delivered bang-for-your-buck hardware …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Salesforce acquires data center analytics startup Coolan  —  Coolan, a startup that developed software for analyzing data about data center hardware, today announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce.  Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.  —  It was not long ago that Coolan launched.
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