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August 2, 2016, 1:35 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” …
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 …
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?
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 …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Didi's acquisition of Uber China and $1B investment in Uber leaves the future of Lyft's alliance with Didi in doubt  —  Lyft sees ally Didi team with its biggest rival, which is now no longer burdened by China  —  Uber Technologies Inc.'s retreat from China creates ripples in its second-biggest market …

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