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August 10, 2016, 8:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: iPhone event scheduled for Sept. 7; thinner MacBook Pros with touchscreen strip for function keys, USB Type-C, Touch ID, more, likely to debut later  —  Slimmer MacBook Pro to get keyboard with thin digital screen  —  Company finds consumers take longer to buy or replace iPads
Rick Tetzeli / Fast Company:
Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi discuss the never-ending development of Apple Maps, why Apple doesn't try to be great at everything, and working with Tim Cook  —  The Apple vets open up on the embarrassment that was Apple Maps' debut and more in this wide-ranging interview.  —  Fast Company: Let's start talking about Maps.
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Researchers find key to unlock Windows devices guarded by Secure Boot; key could allow users to run alternative operating systems, attackers to install rootkits  —  Security failures have created “golden keys” which unlock Windows devices protected by Secure Boot.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
States can limit municipal broadband despite FCC ruling, three-judge panel of appeals court decides  —  Major loss for Tom Wheeler in attempt to boost broadband competition.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has lost in an attempt to preempt state laws that restrict the growth of municipal broadband networks.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Just like Facebook Subscribe was good enough to slow Twitter's growth, Instagram Stories could slow Snapchat  —  Good-enough goes a long way when combined with network effect.  You don't always need to be better to win, you just have to rob your competitor of its appeal.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome will block “behind the scenes” Flash content in September, make HTML5 the default for central content in December  —  Google has shared more details of its plan to replace Flash with HTML5 by default in Chrome.  In September 2016, Chrome will block Flash content …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
GoPro's $5K six-camera Omni VR rig goes on sale August 17  —  GoPro has announced that it will open up sales of its six-camera “Omni” virtual reality rig when the company starts shipping preorder units on August 17th.  The $5,000 setup includes six Hero 4 Black cameras, the cube-shaped metal housing …
Lucia Maffei / TechCrunch:
Yelp reports Q2 EPS of $0.01 vs -$0.07 expected, revenue of $173M vs $170M expected, partners with restaurant waitlist-management service Nowait; stock up 12%+  —  Following the bell today, Yelp reported a strong second quarter 2016 financial performance that made the stock soar almost 11 percent in after-hours trading.
Mark Bergen / Recode:
Sources: Bill Maris, the CEO and founder of Google Ventures (now GV), is leaving this week, to be replaced by David Krane  —  Managing partner David Krane is said to be taking his place.  —  Bill Maris, the founder and chief of Google Ventures (or GV), is leaving the firm and its parent, Alphabet, Recode has learned.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
General Assembly moves into Canada with Bitmaker acquisition, plans to expand from 15 to 25 physical campuses this year  —  General Assembly, the education startup that offers courses online and on campus, has announced that it's doubling down on its global brick-and-mortar presence …

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