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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal: Digital Whiteboard Trello Spins Out of Fog Creek With $10.3M  —  For the second time, Fog Creek Software Inc. has spun out a company—Trello Inc., an internal project management tool that became so popular, according to the founders, it needed to exist on its own.

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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: Chromecast has been used 400M times to ‘cast’ sessions to TVs since it launched a year ago  —  Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal  —  A year after launch, Chromecast streaming sticks have been used 400 million times to cast media to TVs.

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Tracey Lien / Polygon: Sony agrees to $15M settlement in 2011 data breach class action  —  Sony today agreed to a $15 million preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit over its 2011 data breach, which led to the theft of names, addresses and possibly credit card data belonging to 77 million user accounts.

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Richard Lawler / Engadget: The new $350 Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now shipping  —  We were expecting to see the new iteration of the Oculus Rift arrive on developer's doorsteps earlier this month, but unfortunately it hit a couple of delays.  Road to VR points out a Reddit thread where pre-orderers confirmed …

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times: Josh Topolsky of The Verge Is Joining Bloomberg  —  Josh Topolsky, the co-founder of the technology website The Verge, will join Bloomberg as the editor of a series of new online ventures it is introducing as part of a revamped journalism strategy.  —  Mr. Topolsky will start Aug. 4 …

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Up to 50,000 sites commandeered via exploit of vulnerability in MailPoet WordPress plugin  —  Mass exploit of WordPress plugin backdoors sites running Joomla, Magento, too  —  As many as 50,000 websites have been remotely commandeered by attackers exploiting a recently patched vulnerability …

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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg: Facebook stock surges to record high of $76 in early trading, doubling its IPO price  —  Facebook Shares Surge to Record as Mobile Ads Fuel Gains  —  Mark Zuckerberg is staring down naysayers who hammered Facebook Inc.'s stock after its debut two years ago, as shares surged to a record today.

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Timothy J. Seppala / Engadget: Google Voice offers web-based calls through Hangouts, no G+ profile needed  —  The rumor is that eventually we're going to see Google Voice merged completely into Hangouts, and that's getting even closer to becoming reality.  You can now make phone calls via Hangouts directly from the Google Voice website, no Google+ necessary.

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Nick Summers / The Next Web: Duolingo launches Test Center, a $20 alternative to standardized language exams  —  Duolingo today launched Test Center, its own English language certification exam that can be taken on the Web or an Android device.  —  The fresh alternative to standardized language tests was first announced …

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Exodus Intelligence: Security firm finds de-anonymizing zero-day vulnerability in Tails OS popularized by Snowden  —  Silver Bullets and Fairy Tails  —  Introduction  —  This week we made mention on Twitter of a zero-day vulnerability we've unearthed that affects the popular Tails operating system.

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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code: HP Makes $50 Million Strategic Investment in Hortonworks  —  To the steadily growing list of big companies making strategic investments in the open source big data platform known as Hadoop, you can now add computing giant Hewlett-Packard.  —  Re/code has learned that HP today will announce …

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Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: European Central Bank suffers security breach, personal data stolen  —  Summary: The European Central Bank's website has been hacked and personal information has been stolen by a cybercriminal.  —  The European Central Bank (ECB) admitted Thursday that a security breach has led to the theft of personal data.

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Samsung Backs GamePop As BlueStacks Adds $13M In New Funding  —  Samsung's venture arm has contributed to a round of funding that adds $13 million to the total raised by BlueStacks, the virtualization startup that debuted its GamePop platform earlier this year to offer over-the-top mobile gaming for living room and TVs.

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Ina Fried / Re/code: LG Shipped 14.5 Million Smartphones in Q2, up 20 Percent, As Phone Business Turned a Profit  —  Korea's LG Electronics said on Wednesday that its mobile unit turned profitable in the second quarter as the company shipped a record 14.5 million smartphones, up 20 percent year-over-year.

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Josh Ong / The Next Web: Google Maps challenges Foursquare with new Explore feature on Android and iOS  —  Google announced today the addition of an Explore Nearby button for Google Maps on iOS and Android.  The featuring is rolling out “starting this week.”  —  The new feature expands the Google Maps as more than just your go-to app for directions.

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Karen Freifeld / Reuters: Seven arrests made in $1.6 million StubHub cyberfraud case  —  (Reuters) - Police have arrested seven people on charges they were tied to an international ring that defrauded eBay Inc's StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million, the latest in a string of high-profile cybercrime busts in recent months.

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Re/code: Razer Integrates WeChat into its Nabu Wearable, Says Should Hit U.S. for Under $100  —  Hardware maker Razer said late Wednesday that it is adding support for WeChat into its forthcoming wearable device, the Nabu smartband.  —  In addition to getting notifications on the device …

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Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web: LittleBits' new cloudBit device adds your dumb gadgets and household appliances to the Internet of Things  —  The magnetically connected littleBits electronics library got a new internet-connected addition.  The new Internet of Things cloudBit module connects all your projects to internet-scripting service, IFTTT.

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Joseph Czikk / BetaKit: Mike McDerment's FreshBooks Raises $30 Million In First Funding Round  —  Toronto startup FreshBooks, the online cloud accounting software for freelancers and professionals, has raised a $30 million funding round from Oak Investment Partners with participation from Atlas Venture and Georgian Partners.

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Jack Linshi / TIME: Foursquare moving all check-ins to secondary app Swarm starting Thursday  —  You Can't Check-In on Foursquare's Main App Starting Tomorrow  —  You can check out Foursquare's new app starting in the next few weeks, but you can't check-in.  —  Foursquare said Wednesday that users …

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Kevin Rawlinson / BBC: Music label sues YouTube star Michelle Phan for copyright infringement; one artist whose work was apparently infringed defends her  —  YouTube star Michelle Phan sued over copyright breach  —  A leading YouTube entrepreneur is facing legal action for alleged copyright infringement in her videos.

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Nick Summers / The Next Web: Reddit Live is now official, lets anyone create their own breaking news live blog  —  Today, Reddit officially launched its own live-blogging platform.  The company calls it Reddit Live and the feature has actually been in “semi-open beta” for a few months now - you may have stumbled across …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Amazon Expands Prime Music Catalog By “Hundreds Of Thousands” Of Songs  —  One of the major complaints with Amazon Prime Music, the company's new streaming music service bundled in with its Amazon Prime membership program, was its lack of song selection, and especially current hits.

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Mark Hearn / 9to5Google: HTC One Remix coming to Verizon on July 24th for $100 on a two year contract  —  The HTC One mini 2 is coming to America, but it will be carrying a different moniker.  After weeks of rumors and leaks, Verizon confirmed today that it will start selling the HTC One Remix on July 24th for $100 with a two year service agreement.

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Sophie Knight / Reuters: Sony investing $345M to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets  —  Sony invests in image sensor production amid ‘selfie’ boom  —  (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones …

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