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July 27, 2016, 4:25 PM

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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Xiaomi unveils $750 Mi Notebook Air laptop in 13.3" and 12.5" sizes, launches in China August 2  —  It wouldn't be a Xiaomi event if it was just announcing one product.  In addition to the new Redmi Pro smartphone, the Chinese company threw in a huge surprise by launching its first-ever laptop line …
Ina Fried / Recode:
Microsoft launches Pix, a free camera app for the iPhone that uses AI to enhance photos  —  Born in the company's research labs, Microsoft Pix focuses on taking better pictures of people.  —  Don't look now, but Microsoft is becoming a serious player in the world of iPhone apps.
Raj Iyengar / The Official Google Blog:
Google Play launches Family library, a way for up to 6 family members to share purchases across devices  —  Friday night is movie night at our home, and my wife and I look forward to our weekly ritual of putting the kids to bed, getting some takeout, and catching up on our movie wishlist.
Shari Steele / The Tor Blog:
External investigator hired by Tor confirms inappropriate conduct by Jacob Appelbaum; Tor creates anti-harassment policy, complaints process, community council  —  Seven weeks ago, I published a blog post saying that Jacob Appelbaum had left the Tor Project, and I invited people to contact …
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Tim Cook says Apple Pay now accounts for 75% of all contactless payments made in the US  —  Apple reported better than expected earnings this afternoon, and one nugget shared on the call by CEO Tim Cook could be a good sign for the company's mobile payments service.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr launches ads on all users' blogs Thursday, will unveil revenue program for partners later in 2016; users can opt out of ads on their blogs  —  Tumblr this week quietly announced plans to roll out a new advertising program across its site which will see it implementing ads across users' blogs.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
T-Mobile beats expectations with quarterly profit of $225M on revenue of $9.22B, up 12.8% YoY, as it adds 1.9M customers  —  The aggressive No. 3 carrier once again leads the industry in the critical area of adding customers.  —  Never underestimate the power of free pizza.
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Inside the development of Facebook's $30K Surround 360 Camera, which was just open-sourced  —  Today, Facebook is releasing the open-source design of its 360-degree 3D camera.  Fast Company got an exclusive look behind the curtain.  —  Stapled to the wall outside a lab near Facebook's …
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Apple Partners With Parkopedia to Bring In-Depth Parking Data to Apple Maps  —  Parking service company Parkopedia today announced that it will begin to provide its enhanced and detailed parking information services directly within Apple Maps.  With the partnership between the two companies …

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