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Reuters: European regulators training sights on Google's mobile software  —  (Reuters) - European regulators are preparing what could be a stern challenge to Google Inc's (GOOGL.O) (GOOG.O) mobile software business in the coming months after a nearly four-year investigation into the company's Web …

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Jon Russell / The Next Web: SocialRank now lets you analyze your Twitter followers based on location and keywords  —  Twitter analytics service SocialRank, which was launched in February by two ex-Dwolla staffers, has undergone a significant upgrade in order to help brands and companies get more value and insight from their social media.

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Sam Gustin / Motherboard: FCC Chairman: Verizon Uses a ‘Disturbing’ Loophole to Throttle Unlimited Data  —  Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is “deeply troubled” about Verizon Wireless's recently-announced plan to begin slowing down data speeds for some customers, he wrote in a strongly-worded letter to the company's CEO on Wednesday.

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Agam Shah / PC World: AMD announces dev kit with 64-bit ARM-based server chips for $2,999; paves way for x86 coexistence  —  AMD's new 64-bit ARM board points way to x86 coexistence  —  Advanced Micro Devices is moving closer to a motherboard design that will accept both x86 and ARM chips with the shipment of its first 64-bit ARM board.

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Diane Bartz / Reuters: Senate report claims unauthorized wireless cramming charges cost consumers hundreds of millions  —  U.S. cellphone users frequent victims of ‘cramming’: Senate study  —  (Reuters) - U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges “crammed” …

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Biz Carson / Gigaom: BitPay cuts transaction fees on starter plan, making bitcoin payment processing free (and unlimited) for merchants  —  The Atlanta-based payment processor plans to announce today that it's dropped the 1 percent transaction fee on all starter plans.  —  The financial barrier to bitcoin processing just got obliterated.

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak: Popcorn Time Adds Apple TV Support, iOS App Coming Soon  —  The Popcorn Time phenomenon is one of the biggest piracy stories of the year thus far.  —  The software became an instant hit by offering BitTorrent-powered streaming in an easy-to-use Netflix-style interface.

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James Temple / Re/code: HealthTap debuts $99/month service for 24/7 video, audio, and chat access to licensed doctors  —  HealthTap Turns to Telemedicine, but Will Consumers Pay?  —  HealthTap is unveiling an updated version of its product on Wednesday that puts the startup squarely in the increasingly competitive telemedicine space.

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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal: PayPal Will Expand Business and Consumer Lending Outside the U.S.  —  EBay is betting big on debt.  —  The San Jose, Calif., company's PayPal payments unit said Wednesday it will expand its small-business and consumer lending programs outside the U.S.  —  EBay will change the name of its Bill …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Interim No More: Rob Glaser Named Permanent CEO of RealNetworks  —  Rob Glaser, who founded RealNetworks in 1994 and served as its CEO until 2010, has been named permanent CEO of the Seattle-based digital media company.  He has been interim CEO for the last two years, trying to turn around RealNetworks …

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Yelp Swings To Profitability In Strong Q2 With $88.8M In Revenue, EPS Of $0.04  —  Today after the bell Yelp reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $88.79 million, and a profit of $0.04 per share.  The company had net income of $2.7 million in the period, up from a $878,000 loss in the year-ago quarter.

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: Apple TV overhaul not expected to debut until 2015  —  A new report from The Information published today discussing the next generation of Apple TV says the new set-top box won't be ready for prime time until at least 2015.  This expectancy timeline aligns with previous 9to5Mac reporting on the Apple TV development progress.

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András Neltz / Kotaku: Xbox One launching in China on September 23, becoming its first major home console since PS2  —  The Xbox One Will Be China's First Major Home Console Since The PS2  —  Microsoft is going to be able to start selling the Xbox One to the more than one billion people living in China starting on September 23.

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Movidius Launches Improved Version Of The Vision Processor That Powers Google's Project Tango  —  Movidius isn't exactly a household name (yet), but chances are you came across the company's name when Google launched its Project Tango smartphones and tablets earlier this year.

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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: BitTorrent starts testing Bleep, its new P2P messaging platform  —  BitTorrent's new P2P chat app is dubbed Beep, and Windows users can now line up to become part of an invite-only test.  —  BitTorrent is slowly starting to take the wraps off its upcoming P2P chat initiative …

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Heads rolling at Beats as Apple eliminating redundant positions, keeping developers and creatives in LA  —  As Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music nears completion this financial quarter, the Cupertino and Santa Monica, California-based companies have begun work …

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Walt Mossberg / Re/code: Exclusive Interview: Best Buy CEO Says Tablet Sales Are “Crashing,” Hope for PCs  —  Re/code has landed in Minneapolis to talk to the folks at Best Buy — the last standing nationwide big-box, bricks-and-mortar consumer electronics retailer, with over 1,000 main stores and hundreds of smaller mobile device stores.

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Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal: Virgin Mobile intros customizable prepaid smartphone plans with options for unlimited data on certain services like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest  —  Sprint Will Sell a $12 Wireless Plan that Only Connects to Facebook or Twitter  —  For about $12, Sprint will soon let subscribers buy …

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Mike Futter / Game Informer: Sony: EA Access Doesn't ‘Represent Good Value To The PlayStation Gamer’  —  Following EA's announcement of the company's new subscription program, Access, we were curious about it being tied only to Xbox One.  We reached out to Sony for clarification, and it seems like PlayStation 4 owners shouldn't hold their breath for the program.

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Andrew Mason's Audio Tour App Detour Steers You Away From The Typical Tourist Traps  —  I'm about 20 minutes late when I meet Andrew Mason at the famous Boudin Bakery in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf district.  It's a tourist trap, but it's where Mason wants to meet and who am I to complain?

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Noah Rayman / TIME: You Can Now Donate to Wikipedia in Bitcoin  —  The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit responsible for Wikipedia, said Wednesday that it will accept donations of the digital currency Bitcoin.  —  “It has always been important to the Foundation to make sure donating is as simple and inclusive as possible …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, The “Pinterest For Creatives”  —  Pinterest has acquired Icebergs, a “Pinterest for creative types,” which offered an online collaboration service that allowed users to organize their projects, including not only images, but also articles, files, videos, and other content, and share that content with others.

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Maria Kiselyova / Reuters: Russia wants access to Apple and SAP source code to see if their products are used for spying  —  Russia wants Apple, SAP to cooperate against foreign spying  —  (Reuters) - Russia has proposed that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and SAP (SAPG.DE) hand the government access to their source code …

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Sam Byford / The Verge: ‘Mario Kart 8’ fails to stem growing Nintendo losses  —  2.82 million copies sold, but most to existing Wii U owners  —  Nintendo made an operating loss of ¥9.47 billion ($92.7 million) in its first quarter of 2014, with the launch of Mario Kart 8 sparking a bump in Wii U hardware sales …

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Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek: Tor Warns of Attack Attempting to Deanonymize Users  —  The Tor Project has disclosed details of an attack which appeared to be an attempt to deanonymize users of the popular anonymity network.  —  According to Tor Project Leader Roger Dingledine, the attack was detected on July 4 …

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