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August 7, 2019, 8:55 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.
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 …
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.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
In a 130-page court filing, Kik says SEC's lawsuit manipulated facts and took comments out of context about its 2017 token sale, which raised $100M  —  The Takeaway:  — Kik claims the SEC took executives' comments out of context in a suit alleging the startup's 2017 token sale violated securities laws.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Five days after leaving Twitch for Mixer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins hits 1M active subscribers on Microsoft's streaming service  —  The question is how long they'll stick around  —  After just five days of streaming, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is boasting 1 million active subscribers on Mixer …

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