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AT&T: AT&T unveils plan for multi-gigabit Internet delivered over shaped radio transmissions that are guided by power lines; field trials set for in 2017  —  Urban, Rural and Underserved Parts of the World Could Benefit from AT&T's Innovative Wireless, Multi-Gigabit-Speed Internet Connectivity …

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Harrison Weber / VentureBeat: Adobe reports Q3 record revenue of $1.46B, up 20% YoY, record Marketing Cloud revenue of $404M, and Digital Media annualized recurring revenue rises to $3.70B  —  Adobe shared its third-quarter earnings report today, revealing (for the third quarter in a row) “record” $1.46 billion in revenue and $0.75 (non-GAAP) earnings per share.

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ProPublica: For 250 popular items tracked over several weeks, Amazon ranked its own and affiliated products higher about 75% of the time, even when cheaper options existed  —  Amazon bills itself as “Earth's most customer-centric company.”  Yet its algorithm is hiding the best deal from many customers.

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Sensor Tower App Marketing Blog: Pokémon Go loses top grossing iPhone app spot in US to Clash Royale, ending a 74 day streak, which is the third-longest streak ever  —  Seventy-four days after rocketing to the top of the U.S. App Store's Top Grossing chart for iPhone, Niantic's Pokémon GO has ended its run as the highest grossing app in the country.

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Kate Conger / TechCrunch: CloudFlare adds TLS 1.3, automatic HTTPS rewrites and opportunistic encryption upgrades as default for all its client websites  —  CloudFlare is encrypting its corner of the internet.  —  The company announced today that it has rolled out new encryption features for all the websites it protects …

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for Mac with real-time collaboration features and more, alongside the launch of macOS Sierra  —  Alongside its public release of macOS Sierra, the latest major operating system release for Mac, Apple today updated its Pages, Keynote …

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: macOS Sierra review: Siri and Optimized Storage features add convenience but can frustrate, as Siri lacks third-party tie-ins, and iCloud storage is too limited  —  For the last few years, nearly all of OS X's biggest updates have come in response to iOS.  First, the Mac got iOS's apps.

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Amelia Heathman / WIRED UK: WhatsApp adds @-mention support in group chats, will notify even if the chat is muted, expands group sizes from 100 up to 256 participants  —  You can now [email protected] a user in a group chat to make sure they see the message  —  An update to the messaging tool WhatsApp now allows users to tag people …

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Josh Smith / Official Google for Work Blog: Google adds natural language search, improved spell checking to Drive and enhances multi-column support in Docs  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Drive Blog)  —  Innovation is critical for business success, so we're constantly trying to build tools that enable our customers to do more.

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Kirsten Korosec / Fortune: Vroom raises $50M Series E to expand its online used-car business, bringing total raised to $218M since its founding in 2013  —  Vroom, an online used-car sales startup, has raised $50 million in its latest funding round as the company prepares to push into new markets, as well as expand inventory and staff.

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Tinder integrates with Spotify and lets potential matches view users' favorite songs and artists  —  Tinder has revealed the next step in its mission to help users meet their perfect match, as Spotify opens up its catalog of songs to the perennially popular dating app.

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Comcast CEO says the company plans to debut a wireless service by mid-2017, using leased Verizon airwaves and Comcast's 14M+ Wi-Fi hot spots  —  It'll run on top of the Verizon network and lean heavily on Wi-Fi  —  Comcast just solidified long-rumored plans to launch its own MVNO cellular service.

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Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal: Comcast to Launch Wireless Service by Mid-2017  —  Comcast service will be based on Wi-Fi and leased Verizon airwaves  —  Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts said Tuesday the cable giant is aiming to launch a wireless service by mid-2017, creating a new line of business that could help …

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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg: RIAA report: US music streaming revenue grew 57% to $1.6B in the first half of 2016 and accounted for almost half of industry sales  —  Popularity of online listening offsets plunging album revenue  —  U.S. industry poised for second straight year of sales growth

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Etsy buys Blackbird Technologies to bring AI to its search  —  It's not just gigantic search engines that are looking to acquire tech and talent around emerging areas like speech recognition.  Even design and craft marketplaces can use a little machine learning and artificial intelligence to make their wheels turn a little better.

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Stan Higgins / CoinDesk: New York federal judge rules Bitcoin is money in case involving defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx connected to a broader investigation into JPMorgan hack  —  A federal judge in New York has ruled that bitcoin constitutes a form of money.  —  The ruling comes from the ongoing case involving …

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Bloomberg: In China, women launch 55% of Internet companies, and make up 17% of investing partners in VC firms  —  Photographer: Wang Zhang/AFP/Getty Images  —  Downtown Beijing.  —  The largest venture capital fund ever raised by a woman isn't in Silicon Valley or even the U.S. It's in Beijing …

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Craig Cannon / The Macro: Interview with Dropbox's first employee, Aston Motes, on life at MIT, OkCupid before joining the company and on being a startup advisor, investor after leaving  —  A conversation with Aston Motes, Dropbox's first employee.  —  Employee #1 is a series of interviews focused on sharing …

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Joseph Cox / Motherboard: ICANN to change DNSSEC master key for the first time; new 2048 key will appear in DNS July 11, 2017  —  Soon, one of the most important cryptographic key pairs on the internet will be changed for the first time.  —  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) …

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Agam Shah / PCWorld: Interview with Intel's second-in-command Venkata Renduchintala on drones, cars, and the death of mobile Atom chips  —  Intel's second-in-command Venkata Renduchintala is feeling at home with his new company after he switched over from Qualcomm  —  Intel is now more than just a PC company.

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Dell Cameron / The Daily Dot: Police records show Denver police spent $30K on social media surveillance tools for at least a dozen networks in May  —  In May, Denver police spent at least $30,000 on surveillance software designed to monitor and collect social media posts across at least a dozen networks, according to police records obtained by the Daily Dot.

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Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg: ARM announces Cortex-R52, a safety-critical processor design for devices such as automated cars and healthcare devices  —  Bloomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBloomberg Anywhere Login  —  New Cortex R-52 will compete with Intel Yogitech designs  —  First major design debut since Softbank's $32 billion purchase

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Grab, Uber's southeast Asia rival, raises $750M Series F led by SoftBank; source says post-money valuation is $3B  —  Grab, the largest company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, has confirmed that it has raised $750 million in fresh capital.  —  This is the company's Series F round …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google Books launches “Discover”, a personalized suggestions feature, to better challenge Amazon's Kindle app  —  Google today is launching a new feature for Google Books which aims to offer a better challenge to Amazon's Kindle app when it comes to helping you find new things to read.

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Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge: New federal rules for autonomous vehicles arriving Tuesday, call for 15-point “safety assessment”, aiming to avoid inconsistent patchwork of state laws  —  The White House vs. robot cars  —  So far, manufacturers of self-driving cars have operated in uncharted waters …

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