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August 2, 2016, 11:15 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram clones Snapchat's Stories feature, rolling out globally on iOS and Android  —  People only post the highlights of their life on Instagram, so today the app adds its own version of “Stories” to poach goofy, off-the-cuff, everyday content from Snapchat.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Salesforce buys word processing app Quip, sources say for $750M  —  Salesforce is continuing its buying spree to expand the services that it offers to its customers.  The company has just announced that it is acquiring Quip, the cloud-based word processing app that was co-founded by Bret Taylor, formerly CTO of Facebook.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Less than 6 months after joining, Twitter VP of communications Natalie Kerris is leaving the company  —  Natalie Kerris, who joined Twitter as its VP of communications in February, is leaving the company, BuzzFeed News has learned.  Leslie Berland, Twitter's chief marketing officer …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Washington state sues Comcast for $100M+, saying customers paid $73M for “near-worthless” protection plan over 5 years, had their credit unnecessarily checked  —  Comcast is being sued for more than $100 million by Washington state, which claims that the cable giant illegally deceived customers …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
New York's correctional dept., at Gov. Cuomo's behest, makes playing online games a parole violation for sex offenders, spurred by report on Pokémon Go usage  —  At the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York's correctional department has made playing online games a violation …
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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Philips launches a health app, number of smart health devices: $250 watch, $100 scale, $60 ear thermometer, $100 upper arm and $90 wrist blood pressure monitors  —  Philips is no stranger to health.  In fact, Philips Healthcare (nee Philips Medical Systems) comprises a big chunk …
Sean Hollister / CNET:
Niantic updates Pokémon Go to remove a notoriously glitchy Pokémon proximity tracking feature, angering many fans that it wasn't simply fixed  —  Some players are even asking for refunds — and getting them.  —  César Salza / CNET  —  It seemed like Pokemon Go's Friday update …

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