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Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal: Xiaomi's $160 Redmi 2 smartphone, launching in Brazil, will be company's first sold outside Asia and first manufactured outside China  —  Xiaomi Smartphone Launch in Brazil Is First Outside Asia  —  Xiaomi's Redmi 2 smartphone will be the company's first sold outside Asia and first manufactured outside China

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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat: Intel Capital invests in $39M round for certificate and key management startup Venafi  —  Venafi has raised a huge $39 million round of funding from Intel Capital, QuestMark Partners, and Silver Lake Waterman.  —  The encryption key and security certificate manager says it's using the money …

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Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google: YouTube introducing new channel cards, improved notifications, creator forum, more  —  Amongst those who regularly publish content to YouTube, the video site is known for picking favorites and being a black box in terms of the communication it holds with the community when it comes to anyone other than the site's biggest stars.

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Michael Yamartino / Pinterest Blog: Pinterest rolls out Buyable Pins today along with “Shop our picks” category in the US for iPhones and iPads  —  Buyable Pins start rolling out today!  —  Video of Introducing buyable Pins!  —  Earlier this month, we announced buyable Pins—the simple, secure way to buy your favorite products on Pinterest.

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TechCrunch: Uber's API Affiliate Program Pays Devs $5 For Each User They Refer  —  Uber wants its “Request A Ride” button in any many apps as possible, and it's willing to pay to get there.  Now developers will get $5 for every U.S.-based user they sign up for Uber through API integrations in their own apps.

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Ryan Mac / Forbes: Square Adds Payroll To Its Ever-Expanding Offerings For Small Businesses  —  Square is quickly becoming the one-stop shop for small merchants.  —  In the last year, the San Francisco-based financial services company has launched a scheduling and booking system, marketing tools and Square Capital, a small business cash advance program.

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Tricia Duryee / GeekWire: Amazon launches an all-new online store to sell physical goods in Mexico  —  Amazon heads south of the border, launches an all-new online store in Mexico … Amazon has finally launched retail operations in Mexico, allowing consumers to buy millions of items ranging from consumer electronics to video games and software.

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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal: Head of HP's Enterprise Group and former COO, Bill Veghte, leaves company  —  H-P's Enterprise Chief Is Moving On  —  As Hewlett-Packard inches toward its November break-up, one of the people leading the charge is on his way out.  —  Bill Veghte, the head of H-P's business-centric Enterprise Group …

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Tim Kenneally / The Wrap: Vivendi purchases 80% stake in Dailymotion for $242M  —  Vivendi Buys Dailymotion for $242 Million  —  Acquisition will give media group access to “particularly attractive music and audiovisual content,” company says  —  Media and content group Vivendi has purchased an 80 percent stake …

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Adam Thomson / Financial Times: Uber executives ordered to stand trial by French court  —  Uber France and two of its top executives in Europe are to stand trial on September 30 on charges of “misleading commercial practices” and “complicity in the illegal exercise of the taxi profession”, the Paris prosecutor's office has confirmed.

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Wall Street Journal: Facebook to let marketers pay for video ads viewed by users for at least 10 seconds, alongside the normal viewed-for-3-seconds option, feature rolls out Tuesday  —  Facebook Will Let Marketers Pay for Video Ads Only After 10 Seconds of Viewing  —  Facebook will soon offer marketers an option …

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Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac: Beats 1 Radio officially goes live on iOS 8.4, Apple publishes schedule on Tumblr  —  Apple's Beats 1 internet radio service has just gone live following the release of the iOS 8.4 software update earlier today.  Host Zane Lowe introduced the station, asying, “We spent the last three months trying to build this radio station.

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Facebook Is Opening Its First Office in Africa  —  Facebook, which has been working to build its user base in Africa through programs like Internet.org and lightweight versions of its app, is opening a new business office in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company's first permanent office on the continent.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft's latest Windows 10 preview for PCs gets Edge browser branding  —  Microsoft's Windows 10 preview build 10158 for PCs adds Edge browser branding and other tweaks, just a month ahead of the start of the operating system's rollout.  —  With exactly one month to go before it begins rolling …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Cloud Finance Intelligence Startup Adaptive Insights Gets $75M, Reportedly At A Unicorn Valuation  —  The rise of the CFO from back-office number cruncher to business leader is being played out across a number of companies, from tech leaders like Twitter through to consumer giants like PepsiCo.

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Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal: Apple loses federal appeal in e-books case and is expected to pay $450M, mostly to e-book buyers  —  Apple Loses Federal Appeal in E-Books Case  —  iPhone maker is expected to pay $450 million, most of it to e-book buyers  —  A federal appeals court upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple Inc. liable …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Releases iOS 8.4 With Apple Music, Beats 1, and Revamped Music App  —  Apple today released iOS 8.4, the fourth major update to iOS 8.  First seeded to developers in April, iOS 8.4 includes a newly revamped Music app and Apple's long-awaited on-demand streaming music service, Apple Music.

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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat: Medium adds sign-in option that emails users a one-time login link, no password required  —  Medium doesn't think it needs passwords to offer secure authentication  —  Blogging platform Medium is opening up its login process, so you don't need a Twitter account, Facebook account, or a password.

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Leena Rao / Fortune: Profile of Amazon SVP Andy Jassy, who helped AWS dominate cloud-computing services  —  How Andy Jassy helped Amazon own the cloud  —  Major League baseball uses Amazon's cloud to send real-time updates of player statistics to fans in all 30 of its stadiums.

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Rich McCormick / The Verge: EU to eliminate roaming charges for calls, SMS, and data from June 2017  —  EU agrees to eliminate roaming charges but net neutrality rules disappoint  —  The European Union reached an agreement today that will end roaming charges for people travelling within its 28 member countries as of June 2017.

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Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: Cisco to buy cybersecurity firm OpenDNS in $635m deal  —  The deal will give Cisco better visibility into the security and threat landscape.  —  Cisco has announced its intention to purchase threat protection security firm OpenDNS in a deal worth $635 million.

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Walt Mossberg / Re/code: Apple Music first look: rich in features, smooth iTunes integration with good curated suggestions, but has no lyrics and is complicated  —  Apple Music First Look: Rich, Robust — But Confusing  —  Paid streaming music has arrived on Planet Apple, where it was regarded as unworthy for years.

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Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK: EU plans to destroy net neutrality by allowing Internet fast lanes  —  Potentially a big defeat for EU internet users, online startups and future innovation.  —  A two-tier Internet will be created in Europe as the result of a late-night “compromise” between the European Commission, European Parliament and the EU Council.

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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes: Inside China's thriving iPhone jailbreaking market  —  Of Ma And Malware: Inside China's iPhone Jailbreaking Industrial Complex  —  In late March a handful of the western world's best-known iPhone hackers were flown business class to Beijing.  They were put up in the five-star Park Hyatt …

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Amazon Takes Prime Now Outside U.S., Opens One-Hour Delivery In London  —  Amazon has expanded its one-hour delivery service for Prime members to parts of central London.  An update to the Prime Now app notes the services is now “available in selected London postcodes”.

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