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August 4, 2016, 6:15 PM

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New York Times:
Facebook changes News Feed to automatically detect “clickbait” headlines, rank stories lower if they “withhold or distort information”  —  Facebook says it plans to marginalize what it considers to be “clickbait” news stories from publishers in its news feed …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Apple is talking to TV firms about building a TV guide for Apple TV and iOS, letting viewers browse available in-app content, play shows with one click  —  Tim Cook doesn't want to sell you TV anymore.  He wants to tell you what's on TV.  —  Last year, Apple shelved its plan to sell you TV.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Blake Krikorian, co-founder of Sling Media and former board member at Amazon, has died at 48  —  The Slingbox founder had been involved with Microsoft, Amazon and dozens of startups  —  Blake Krikorian, longtime and much beloved Silicon Valley entrepreneur, died yesterday.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Dashlane and Google unveil OpenYOLO, an open-source API for apps to securely access passwords stored in password managers  —  Password management is one of the key defenses — or key weaknesses — when it comes to protecting your data and identity online, and today Dashlane …
iFixit:
Xbox One S teardown reveals upgraded hard drive and integrated power supply with device receiving a repairability score of 8/10  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  Featured Guide
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Speedtest Market Report: US average broadband speeds increase 42% YoY to 54.97 Mbps, exceeding 50 Mbps for first time ever; uploads are up 51% YoY to 18.88 Mbps  —  Speedtest has released its mid-year broadband speeds report, and there's actually quite a bit of good news in there.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: mobile marketplace and Craigslist challenger OfferUp to raise $120M at a $1.2B valuation in round led by Warburg Pincus  —  OfferUp valuation to jump on investment from Warburg Pincus as new apps score among smartphone users  —  An arms race is heating up to replace Craigslist …
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Lisa Beilfuss / Wall Street Journal:
Zynga reports total sales of $181.7M in Q2, down 9.1% YoY, with narrowed loss of $4.45M, driven by lower expenses; MAUs fall 26% YoY to 61M  —  Quarterly improvement driven by lower expenses  —  Videogame developer Zynga Inc. 's second-quarter loss narrowed despite a shrinking user base …
More: VentureBeat and Zynga

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