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Tom Bell / The Portland Press Herald: Scrap the mystery: High-tech vision for Google barge crumbles in a heap  —  The barge has been sold and the four-story structure will be dismantled, along with Portland's hope for a new claim to fame.  —  Google's barge, with a four-story structure that raised curiosity from the time it arrived …

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Brett Douville / Happion Labs GameDevBlog: Launching an indie game on Xbox One cost one developer $5K  —  Making A Shoestring Budget Game For The Xbox One  —  Just last month Happion Labs launched Sixty Second Shooter Prime for the Xbox One through their ID@Xbox program.  —  Now, I'm one of the cheapest game developers I know.

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Louise Radnofsky / Wall Street Journal: Poorly Managed HealthCare.gov Construction Cost $840 Million, Watchdog Finds  —  Government Accountability Office Says Risks Remain Without Improved Oversight at Health Agency  —  The federal agency in charge of building the HealthCare.gov insurance website suffered from poor management …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook's Slingshot introduces ‘reactions-to-reactions’, for photo, video, or text replies to reactions  —  Facebook Slingshot's First Update Makes It Conversational With Reactions To Reactions  —  Facebook's standalone photosharing app Slingshot is sidestepping its core …

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eBay Inc.: eBay employee demographics: globally, 42% female; in US, 61% white, 24% Asian, 7% black, 5% Hispanic  —  Building A Stronger, Better, More Diverse eBay  —  Commerce is global, and so is eBay Inc. Every day, our eBay and PayPal platforms serve tens of millions of merchants and consumers in virtually every country in the world.

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple Stores to finally begin iPhone 5s display replacements on August 4th  —  Apple will finally begin offering iPhone 5s screen replacements in its official U.S. and Canada retail stores in the coming days, according to several sources.  Apple Store Genius Bars are said to have begun taking delivery …

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Mike Derezin / LinkedIn Sales Solutions Blog: LinkedIn iterates on its Sales Navigator tool, releases it as a standalone SaaS product  —  Empowering Social Sellers with LinkedIn's New Sales Navigator  —  Social media and the ubiquity of data have fundamentally changed the way products and services are bought and sold.

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Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal: Alibaba Invests $120M in Mobile Gaming Co. Kabam at Valuation More Than $1 Billion … Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is backing another California startup, announcing a $120 million strategic investment in gaming company Kabam Inc. and a partnership to publish and distribute its free-to-play mobile games.

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Mark Scott / New York Times: Google Details Problems With Handling Right to Be Forgotten Requests  —  LONDON - Google says complying with Europe's so-called right to be forgotten ruling is getting complicated.  —  In a lengthy response to questions from the region's data regulators, the search giant …

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: Microsoft releases Office for iPad update with PDF exporting, presenter view, third party fonts, more  —  Earlier this week Microsoft introduced an updated version of its OneNote app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and today new versions of its Office for iPad suite have been released.

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Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Wikipedia goes fully native on iOS and now lets you edit articles too  —  As one of the biggest brands on the Web, Wikipedia needs little introduction.  —  The world's biggest online encyclopedia is available across a multitude of platforms, including desktop and mobile.

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Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows: IE 11 on Windows Phone will soon support non-standard web features akin to iOS and Android  —  Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1: Internet Explorer  —  Can Microsoft fix IE Mobile?  —  Microsoft this week is detailing “hundreds” of changes that it is making to Internet Explorer Mobile …

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Hulu Plus Android app update offers users more free content including Hulu Originals  —  Hulu announced today that it's updating its Android users to offer both smartphone and tablet users the ability to sample new content for free.  —  That update means that on top of the free selection …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: LinkedIn Beats The Street In Q2 On Sales Of $511M, EPS Of $0.51  —  With social networks Facebook and Twitter handily beating analyst estimates for Q2 earnings, LinkedIn today reported its Q2 results and showed that rising tides are lifting its boat, too.  Revenue for the second quarter …

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David Meyer / Gigaom: Wunderlist becomes a platform, aiming to be “the home of all the world's lists”  —  Wunderlist 3 is a faster, slicker, more collaboration-friendly iteration of the popular productivity app.  But it's also the first step in a strategic shift for Berlin's 6Wunderkinder.  —  Wunderlist 3 is out.

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Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Oracle buys TOA Technologies, fills in field service gaps  —  Summary: Oracle said it plans to integrate TOA with its Service Cloud, which is part of the company's customer experience suite, as well as its ERP apps.  —  Oracle said Thursday that it will acquire TOA Technologies …

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Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch: Stripe Backs Non-Profit Decentralized Payment Network Stellar, From Mt. Gox's Original Creator  —  There's Bitcoin, the asset and hedge against fiat currencies and the politics of their central banks.  —  And then there's Bitcoin, a fundamental innovation around a distributed public ledger of transactions.

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Ben Woods / The Next Web: BBM for Windows Phone 8 beta is now available for anyone to download  —  Following a brief stint in private beta, BlackBerry has today announced that its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app is now available for all Windows Phone 8 users.  —  The company said it has tried to pick …

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Billy Steele / Engadget: NFL players to wear shoulder pad RFIDs for on-field stats tracking  —  The NBA isn't the only professional sports league in the States getting serious about accurate stats accounting.  With some help from Zebra Technologies' location system, 17 NFL stadiums will use receivers and RFID …

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Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch: Twitter Acquires Password Security Startup Mitro, Open Sources Its Product  —  Twitter is acquiring a small password security startup called Mitro for its New York office.  Mitro built a way that multiple people can share or control passwords to a single account.

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Larry Neumeister / Associated Press: NY judge, ruling against Microsoft, says US warrant can access email stored in Ireland  —  NEW YORK — A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland.  —  Loretta Preska, a federal judge in New York …

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Brad Molen / Engadget: With Qi wireless charging, you'll soon be able to charge your device from a short distance  —  It's becoming more and more common to find mobile devices with wireless charging capability, either as a built-in feature or integrated into third-party cases.  Progress has been somewhat hampered …

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Mark Mazzetti / New York Times: C.I.A. Admits Penetrating Senate Intelligence Computers  —  WASHINGTON — An internal investigation by the Central Intelligence Agency has found that its officers improperly penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing its report on the C.I.A.'s detention and interrogation program.

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Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch: Timeful, The Khosla And Kleiner Backed Time Management App, Launches On iOS  —  For months now, there's been a stealthy buzz around a startup called Timeful.  Attracting a nearly $7 million pre-launch Series A round from the likes of Khosla Ventures, Data Collective, and Kleiner Perkins certainly seemed …

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Erin Griffith / Fortune: Palantir snaps up Propeller — its second deal this week  —  Until this week, Palantir Technologies, a Palo Alto-based data analytics company, wasnt much of an acquirer.  Despite having raised $896 million in venture capital, at a $9 billion valuation, and generating more than $500 million in revenue …

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