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August 9, 2016, 9:20 AM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Hundreds of computer systems breached at Oracle, including the customer service portal for its MICROS POS CC payment service; Oracle prompts password resets  —  A Russian organized cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers appears to have breached hundreds of computer systems …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
KGI: Apple Watch 2 coming later this year with GPS, barometer, similar form factor, faster processor, superior waterproofing, and a higher capacity battery  —  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a research note to investors today in which he predicts an all-new Apple Watch 2 …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: new iPhones to be unveiled next month with haptic feedback on the home button, no headphone jack, and a dual-camera system on the larger model  —  Apple shifts from two-year redesign cycle for latest models  —  New camera on larger phone sharpens low-light photographs
Wall Street Journal:
Power outage at Atlanta data center disrupts Delta's global computer systems, resulting in widespread flight delays and 450+ cancellations  —  U.S. carrier says global computer system brought down by power outage in Atlanta  —  Delta operations world-wide were disrupted by a systems outage on Monday
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu phases out its own free streaming service, inks deal with Yahoo to provide TV episodes to Yahoo View, Yahoo's new ad-supported TV streaming site  —  Hulu inks deal with Yahoo to provide free, ad-supported episodes of TV shows  —  Hulu is moving to an all-subscription model …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google buys Orbitera, a platform for buying and selling cloud-based software; source says Google paid $100M+  —  Google today announced another acquisition that will help the company improve how it competes against Amazon's AWS, Salesforce and Microsoft in the area of enterprise services …
Rick Tetzeli / Fast Company:
In wide-ranging interview, Apple execs say 2012 Maps debacle led to public beta testing for new iOS releases  —  iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard.  But the company may be stronger than ever.  —  Eddy Cue doesn't look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades.
BBC:
Iran becomes first country to ban and block access to Pokémon Go, following a years-old religious ruling issued against an earlier Pokémon card game  —  Authorities in Iran have banned the Pokemon Go app because of unspecified “security concerns”.
Walmart:
Walmart to buy Jet.com for $3B in cash and $300M in stock  —  Deal Positions Walmart for Expanded e-Commerce Growth and Customer Reach  —  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Jet.com, Inc. today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Walmart to acquire Jet for approximately $3 billion in cash …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Skully files for bankruptcy as former employee files suit alleging founders misappropriated funds  —  Two brothers used their company's money as a “personal piggy bank,” a new lawsuit by their former bookkeeper claims, before the startup shut down suddenly last week.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twitter opens Moments to more partners, brands, and influencers, will open to all in coming months  —  Twitter is opening up its Moments feature to users, but only if you're one of its select influencers, brands, or partners.  The company revealed that it has given certain “groups of creators” …

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
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