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Alex Heath / The Verge:
Facebook launches $299 Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses in six countries including the US; users can capture photo and video, listen to music, or take phone calls  —  Hands-on with Facebook and Ray-Ban's first pair of smart glasses  —  Starting Thursday, the first pair of smart glasses …
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Epic asks Apple to reinstate its Fortnite developer account in South Korea, after passage of a bill forcing app stores to allow alternative payment systems  —  Following the passing of a bill allowing alternative payment systems on the App Store  —  Epic Games has asked Apple to reinstate …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has appointed longtime Apple Watch and Health software chief Kevin Lynch as the new head of its Apple Car project after Doug Field's departure  —  - Kevin Lynch replaces Doug Field as head of Apple's car efforts  — Field left Apple's project after three years to work at Ford
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Apple Music says it will use Shazam's tech to properly identify and compensate all of the individual creators involved in making a DJ mix  —  Apple Music announced today that it's created a process to properly identify and compensate all of the individual creators involved in making a DJ mix.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Epic to shut down Houseparty, the video chat app it acquired in 2019, in October, along with Fortnite Mode, which uses Houseparty for video chats  —  Houseparty, the social video chat app acquired by Fortnite maker Epic Games for a reported $35 million back in 2019, is shutting down.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft indefinitely postpones the return to its offices in the US, saying it has “decided against attempting to forecast a new date for a full reopening”  —  The pandemic keeps pushing back Microsoft's plans  —  Microsoft is shelving its plans to fully reopen its US offices next month.
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Texas governor signs bill banning social media companies with 50M+ MAUs from blocking or restricting people or their content based on their viewpoint  —  The law is an escalation of a conservative critique of Silicon Valley and will likely to face legal challenges from the industry
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple has resolved its Apple Watch Series 7 production issues and will start mass production mid to late September, with shipping set for late September  —  Apple has resolved its Apple Watch Series 7 production issues and will start mass producing the new model in mid to late September …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon says it will offer to cover 100% of college tuition for its 750,000 hourly employees in the US after 90 days of employment, starting in January 2022  —  - Amazon is offering to pay the full cost of college tuition, including books and fees, for its 750,000 hourly U.S. employees.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon launches the Fire TV Omni Series, its first smart TVs, starting at $410 and shipping in October  —  Amazon is officially in the TV set business.  —  After years of selling Fire TV devices that plug into third-party HDTVs and teaming with TV makers for Fire TV-based products …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Jio and Google delay the JioPhone Next, which was planned to launch on Sept. 10 in India, blaming chip shortages; the launch is now scheduled for early November  —  The JioPhone Next, the much-awaited smartphone designed by Google and India's Jio Platforms to tap hundreds of millions of users …

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