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July 13, 2021, 5:40 AM

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Mikael Thalen / The Daily Dot:
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Q2 2021: global PC shipments totaled 71.6M, up 4.6% YoY, following Q1's record 35.7% YoY growth; Lenovo holds 24.1% marketshare, followed by HP, Dell, and Apple  —  Growth Rate Slowed, Tempered by Impact of Ongoing Semiconductor Shortages  —  Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.6 million units …
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Mark Landler / New York Times:
After England's defeat in Euro 2020, Boris Johnson and others condemn racist abuse of players on social media, with some calling for tougher action by platforms  —  The social media bigotry, directed at three players who missed penalty kicks in the Euro 2020 final, was condemned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and most everyone else.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google unveils a feature for Android 12 that lets users play a game from the Play Store before it's fully downloaded, available with “minimal developer effort”  —  On the first day of this year's Games Developer Conference, Google introduced a handful of Android 12-specific features …
Martin Matishak / The Record:
Senate confirms ex-NSA official Jen Easterly as CISA's director, a role that was vacant since Trump fired Chris Krebs in Nov. for refuting conspiracy theories  —  The Senate on Monday confirmed President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Disney to raise the subscription fees for ESPN+ in the US to $7/mo. and $70/year, from $6/mo. and $60/year; price for a Disney bundle is unchanged at $14/mo.  —  Disney will raise the monthly and annual fees for ESPN Plus, one of three different subscription-based streaming services it operates in the U.S. …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Warner Bros. to give away 91,000 limited-edition NFTs featuring characters from Space Jam: A New Legacy, the biggest drop of NFTs for a film to date  —  The loony-tunes world of digital collectibles known as NFTs is now getting actual Looney Tunes.  —  Warner Bros., in the biggest drop of NFTs …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Meet starts enforcing a 60-minute time limit on group calls for free Gmail users  —  In light of COVID-19 driving all communication online, free Google Meet users with personal Gmail accounts could take advantage of group calls without a duration limit over the past year.
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Will Goodbody / RTÉ:
Dublin-based Xtremepush, which offers multi-channel marketing software for brands, raises $33M from Grafton Capital  —  Irish digital marketing software company, Xtremepush, is set to double its workforce in Ireland and overseas to 140 over the next year.  —  It comes as the firm secured $33m …

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