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August 2, 2016, 10:50 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram “Stories” clones Snapchat's Stories feature for ephemeral photo and video slideshows, will roll out globally on iOS and Android over next few weeks  —  People only post the highlights of their life on Instagram, so today the app adds its own version of “Stories” …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft expands HoloLens availability to business customers, debuts HoloLens Commercial Suite with Kiosk Mode, support for VPN, BitLocker, more  —  Microsoft is starting to roll out on a limited basis its HoloLens augmented-reality glasses to business customers, beginning with those in the U.S. and Canada.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Xbox One S review: striking new design, 4K and HDR are good though limited, but hard to recommend with the more powerful Project Scorpio coming in 2017  —  Review: Welcome new design, 4K and HDR tricks under the hood—but are those enough?  —  What was going on in the Microsoft Devices Group during the Xbox One's design phase?
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Hands-on with Samsung Galaxy Note 7: the 5.7"-display phablet has a curved-screen, bezel-free design, iris scanner unlock; pre-orders start tomorrow, price TBD  —  Here it is: The new phone that was so exciting the company went ahead and skipped a full number upgrade (the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 …
Charles Bovaird / CoinDesk:
Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex hacked, roughly 120K bitcoins worth $60M+ stolen; Bitcoin down almost 20%  —  The price of bitcoin fell sharply today exacerbating an already existing decline as global market participants reacted to news that one of the largest digital currency exchanges had been hacked.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google says links in mobile search results will soon take you to AMP version of page, if available, not the traditional HTML page  —  Google's “Accelerated Mobile Pages,” more commonly known as AMP, are meant to be a reboot of the mobile web.  Designed to fix mobile webpages that suck …
Reuters:
Hackers accessed Telegram messaging accounts in Iran, identified phone numbers of 15M+ users, say experts  —  Iranian hackers have compromised more than a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service and identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 48 arrives with multi-process support, drops old OS X versions and Android Gingerbread  —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 48 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  The browser has gained multi-processor support (finally), enhanced protection against harmful downloads, and media improvements on Android.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker known as Peace is selling a dump of alleged user credentials for 200M+ Yahoo accounts from 2012 for 3 BTC; Yahoo is investigating  —  A notorious cybercriminal is advertising 200 million of alleged Yahoo user credentials on the dark web, and the company has said it is “aware” …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn launches new app for influencers to share Q&A videos limited to 30 seconds  —  LinkedIn, the social platform for people to network and look for work that's getting acquired by Microsoft for $26 billion, is taking the wraps off a new feature that it hopes will get more of its 433 …
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Facebook is testing mid-roll, fifteen-second video ads in Facebook Live streams  —  Fifteen-Second Commercial Breaks Appear During Live-Streams  —  Facebook has started running tests of mid-roll video ads inside live video broadcasts from top publishing partners, the company confirmed Monday.

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