1. Coming Soon: More Text Spam
     Published by The Information on 2015-07-21 at 08:00:58

In an overlooked but important change, the Federal Communications Commission earlier this month paved the way for apps to let users blast marketing texts to their contacts.

That sort of marketing—increasingly used by ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyf...

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2. New free tool detects Hacking Team exploits
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-21 at 09:10:19

If you're concerned you may be the unwitting victim of the firm's exploits, download this free tool.

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3. Are You In It for the Long Haul?
     Published by Recode on 2015-07-21 at 06:00:09

I’m fond of saying that the best companies in the world are built, not bought.

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4. SAP Posts Q2 Profit at Low End of Expectations
     Published by Recode on 2015-07-21 at 02:56:17

Cloud-based software services up, margins down.

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5. Twitter’s new Safety Center explains how to deal with online abuse
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-21 at 09:49:52

The new webpage comes in the midst of greater concerns about threats and harassment on the microblogging site.

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6. Study: Men that harass women online suck at games (and life)
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-21 at 06:32:00

Researchers think that they've worked out why certain men abuse women over the internet: because they suck... at games. According to a study by Michael Kasumovic and Jeff Kuznekoff, the most vocal abusers of women online are the ones most threatened ...

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7. Toshiba CEO quits after company lied about $1.2 billion profits
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-21 at 03:15:00

We knew it was coming, but Toshiba's CEO and president Hisao Tanaka is no longer at the company. As the electronics giant attempts to recover from the fallout following the disclosure that it declared $1.2 billion in false profit, Tanaka and two othe...

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8. Big tech companies back Samsung in court case against Apple
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-21 at 01:03:00

Just like Taylor Swift in Bad Blood, Samsung has also found a powerful group of backers in its fight against Apple in court. According to a document unearthed by Inside Sources, Google, Facebook, eBay, Dell, HP and other big tech corporations have su...

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9. Verizon’s subscriber growth cools as rivals turn up the heat
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-21 at 07:38:34

But the nation's largest wireless did post a profit for the second quarter and phone subscriber growth that topped expectations.

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10. Dropbox Hires Its First Head of Sales, Longtime Microsoft Executive Thomas Hansen
     Published by Recode on 2015-07-21 at 09:00:31

Thomas Hansen's international experience made him a choice candidate for Dropbox.

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11. Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Brings Charity Mobile Network to U.S.
     Published by Recode on 2015-07-21 at 03:00:51

Another effort, targeting the LGBT community, aims to launch by October.

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12. Dell’s latest tablet is designed for war zones
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-21 at 04:00:00

If your typical day involves saving someone's life or trekking around a glacier, a regular tablet may be a bit... dainty. That's why Dell has just buttressed its Rugged series with a brand new model, the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. The company is pitc...

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13. Rhino horn cameras promise to catch poachers in the act
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-21 at 08:27:00

Anti-poaching teams can only do so much to protect rhinos. Their immediate presence can deter rogue hunters, but a lot of the slaughter happens before these teams even know that something's wrong. That's where non-profit group Protect's RAPID (Real-T...

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14. Dell tries stealing creative pros away from the Mac
     Published by CNet on 2015-07-21 at 06:57:11

Ad agencies, film producers and photo editors have sustained Apple's Mac business for decades. But sensing Apple's eye is off the ball, Dell is pushing hard to attract those lucrative buyers.

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15. India Will Have 500 Million Internet Users By 2017, Says New Report
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-07-21 at 03:27:12

 Inexpensive smartphones and 2G subscriptions are expected to help boost Internet usage rates in India over the next two years, according to a new study by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and KPMG. While city dwellers are quickly...

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17. Apple services down for some, including Beats1, iTunes and App Store
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-21 at 09:16:00

This morning isn't turning out to be a great one if you lean heavily on Apple's media ecosystem. According to the company's status page, a whole of host of Apple services have been plagued by issues since a little before 10AM Eastern time today, to t...

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18. iOS and Mac musicians can ditch wires with Bluetooth MIDI device
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-07-21 at 07:29:00

Zivix has a new wireless MIDI device for Apple-centric musicians, but unlike the original WiFi Puc, this time it's using Bluetooth 4.0. The Puc+ is the "first Bluetooth MIDI interface that universally supports any MIDI controller," according to the c...

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19. Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It
     Published by Wired on 2015-07-21 at 04:00:56

I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.
The post Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It appeared first on WIRED.

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20. Ashley Madison, an online dating website for cheaters, gets hacked [Updated]
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-07-21 at 04:18:19

Hackers say they'll release data from 37 million profiles unless site shuts down.

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