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July 2, 2019, 7:30 AM

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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung announces its next Unpacked event will be held on August 7 in New York, will likely detail the Galaxy Note 10  —  It's official.  Samsung said Monday it'll hold its next big product launch on Aug. 7 in New York, confirming CNET's scoop from last month about the launch plans.
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Tim Cook emails a reporter to say the WSJ report about Jony Ive's departure—and his frustration with Cook's alleged lack of interest in design—is “absurd”  —  In a rare, scathing statement sent exclusively to NBC News, Cook took issue with a report published Sunday night by The Wall Street Journal.
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sony's PlayStation Vue raises prices by $5/month for all tiers, bringing the cheapest plan to $50/month, following YouTube TV, which raised prices in April  —  Sony's PlayStation Vue live TV streaming service is joining its rivals with the roll out another price increase.
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft says its next Windows 10 feature update, expected in September, will focus on performance improvements and quality enhancements  —  Microsoft has finally announced Windows 10 19H2, and it's just as we expected.  There's not much to see here, folks.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google open-sources its robots.txt parser and submits a proposal to IETF to make the Robots Exclusion Protocol an official standard  —  Google wants to turn the decades-old Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) into an official internet standard — and it's making its own robots.txt parser open source as part of the push.
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
Apple representatives talk about Project Catalyst, and developers from Twitter, Gameloft, and TripIt share their experiences about developing apps with Catalyst  —  The people already using Catalyst tell Ars what Mac users and devs should expect.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—When Apple revealed macOS Catalina …
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
ICANN ignores community input and agrees to lift price caps on .org domain names, letting the Public Interest Registry charge as much as it wants for them  —  ICANN ignores community input and agrees to lift price restrictions on .org domains.  —  As many feared, the comment period was just a formality.
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
As Alphabet's Loon prepares for its first commercial trial to deliver cell service via balloon in Kenya, some wireless carriers doubt the tech's viability  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google's bet on balloons to deliver cell service soon faces a crucial test amid doubts about the viability …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Samsung launches Bixby Marketplace, where third-party developers can offer their own Bixby-compatible services, called capsules, in the US and South Korea  —  Samsung has launched its Bixby Marketplace, a dedicated app store where third-party developers can offer their own Bixby-compatible services, similar to Amazon's Alexa skills.

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