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July 28, 2019, 10:10 AM

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Bradley Brownell / Jalopnik:
BMW makes Apple CarPlay an $80/year subscription service for new car owners  —  From the 2019 model year onward any new BMW sold will require the owner to pay an $80 annual fee in order to connect their Apple iTelephone device to their premium luxury automobile.
Drew FitzGerald / Wall Street Journal:
Inside the complex negotiations over the deal that is about to transform Dish into the fourth national wireless carrier in the US  —  Charlie Ergen, the poker-playing billionaire who co-founded Dish Network, has been hoarding airwaves for years.  Now the U.S. government is handing him the cards he needs to make his play.
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
How Famous Birthdays, which has 20M unique monthly users, became Gen Z's Wikipedia for new internet stars and a talent resource for the entertainment industry  —  If you want to know who the biggest TikTok star is right now, who is in Emma Chamberlain's squad, or where Baby Ariel grew up …
Jane Zhang / South China Morning Post:
Source: TikTok owner ByteDance has acquired UK-based AI startup Jukedeck, whose software can autonomously compose music, for an undisclosed amount  —  Deal raises potential for TikTok to make AI-powered music composition widely accessible around the world The initiative raises the potential …
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Q&A with Satya Nadella on fostering Sony's success with Azure, the role of Xcloud in Microsoft's strategy to expand games beyond the living room, and more  —  Satya Nadella has never considered himself a “gamer,” but Civilization did manage to capture the attention of the Microsoft CEO for a stretch when he was younger.
Uri Berkovitz / Globes Online:
Israel-based vCita, which is developing a business management app and CRM system for very small businesses, raises $15M  —  The Israeli company has developed a business management app and CRM system for very small businesses.  —  Israeli business management app developer for small businesses vCita …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Spectral MD, a Dallas-based startup developing an AI-powered burn and wound imaging system, raises $27M in research funding from the US Department of Health  —  Spectral MD, a Dallas, Texas-based startup developing an AI-powered burn and wound imaging system, today announced that it's secured $27 million …

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