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July 8, 2017, 6:10 PM

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Tamara Chuang / Denver Post:
After burying elimination of free plan in ToS update, Photobucket starts demanding $400/year for hosted images, kills client links on Amazon, eBay, other sites  —  Denver photo-sharing site says it needs to find “sustainable business” … Denver-based Photobucket on Thursday …
Cory Doctorow / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
After controversial vote, W3C announces it will publish Encrypted Media Extensions, a type of DRM for web video, without protection for security researchers  —  Early today, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body publicly announced its intention to publish Encrypted Media Extensions …
Joyce Lee / Reuters:
Samsung Electronics forecasts record quarterly profit of ~$12B in Q2, up 72% year-over-year  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Friday said its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 72 percent from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates, as strong memory chip prices helped widen margins.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Waymo drops 3 of 4 patent infringement claims against Uber, says Uber no longer uses infringing tech; bulk of the case related to trade secrets theft remains  —  Waymo, Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving car division, dropped three of four patent infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Magistrate judge ruling orders Waymo to disclose details of its deal with Lyft to Uber  —  A U.S. judge on Friday ruled that Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit Waymo must disclose documents to attorneys representing Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] about Waymo's partnership with Lyft Inc …
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George Avalos / Mercury News:
Facebook proposes Willow Campus, “mixed-use village” expansion to its Menlo Park campus with office buildings, housing, retail space, and a grocery store  —  The proposed village includes offices, home, a grocery store, and parks and plazas  —  MENLO PARK — Aiming …
Kim Hart / Axios:
Sources: Trump will delay and ultimately rescind a rule scheduled to go into effect July 17 that would let entrepreneurs immigrate to US to start companies  —  In the coming days, the Trump administration will delay and ultimately rescind an Obama administration rule allowing foreign entrepreneurs …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Qualcomm asks US ITC to ban imports of certain iPhone models using Intel components due to infringement of 6 patents that it claims are not standard-essential  —  Chipmaker claims infringement by some models and seeks ‘cease and desist’ order  —  Read next

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