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August 7, 2019, 4:00 AM

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Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Disney CEO says Disney+ will have a $12.99 bundle that includes ad-supported Hulu and ESPN+ when it launches on November 12  —  The Streamable is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission when you sign up with our links.  —  On today's, Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Call Disney …
Reuters:
Trump stepped up accusations against Google on Tuesday, claiming without evidence that Google worked against him in 2016 and warning he was watching it closely  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his accusations against Google, claiming without offering evidence …
Aaron Tilley / The Information:
Sources: Apple will make changes to the iOS API for internet voice calls, limiting what apps like WhatsApp can do in the background  —  Apple is taking a swipe at Facebook and other messaging apps by making a small but significant change to its mobile operating system.
Kellen / Droid Life:
Samsung's marketing materials leak ahead of Unpacked event, showing a 6.3" Galaxy Note 10 and a 6.8" Note 10+ with updated S-Pen that supports air gestures  —  Samsung will finally show off the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ tomorrow at an Unpacked event in NYC.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook sues two Android app developers, accusing them of generating fake clicks on Facebook ads via apps available in Google Play  —  Facebook has filed lawsuits against two app developers accused of generating fraudulent revenue using the social media giant's advertising platform.
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Instagram looks to hire a strategic partnerships manager focused on meme accounts, following a series of meme account purges, the latest taking down 142 in July  —  For nearly three years, 15-year-old Rowan Winch has been building a modern media empire out of his bedroom.
Abhishek Baxi / OnMSFT.com:
Microsoft will stop publishing MSDN Magazine after 30+ years, with its last issue slated for November, says subscribers will receive a pro-rated refund  —  After more than three decades of publishing editorial content and providing technical guidance to the Microsoft developer community …
Adrianne Jeffries / VICE:
Late last year, Yelp's app quietly started routing restaurant customers' take out and delivery phone calls through Grubhub for tracking and marketing purposes  —  The phone numbers add tracking before connecting to a restaurant so that Grubhub can bill for a marketing fee.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
DOJ charges Pakistani man with bribing AT&T employees over $1M to install malware on the company's network, in a scheme that unlocked more than 2M devices  —  DOJ charges Pakistani man with bribing AT&T employees more than $1 million to install malware on the company's network, unlock more than 2 million devices.
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