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Matt Weinberger / Business Insider: Add to Slack button lets users easily install Slack integrations, share content from other services to Slack  —  Slack's plan for world domination takes an important step forward  —  Enterprise chat app Slack has two killer features: Its user-friendly design, and the ability to customize …

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Mario Trujillo / The Hill: Gogo's new antenna technology gets FAA clearance, can purportedly offer 20x faster inflight Wi-Fi; seven airlines have signed up to deploy the technology  —  Gogo promises faster inflight Wi-Fi after FAA clearance  —  The inflight Wi-Fi company Gogo is promising a faster connection …

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Airbnb will collect tourist tax in Paris, its largest market with over 50K listings, starting from October 1  —  Airbnb Gets Tourist Tax D'Accord In Paris, Its Largest Market  —  Airbnb has announced it will begin collecting tourist tax in Paris, the most popular city for home sharing on its platform …

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M. Alex Johnson / NBC News: Ashley Madison faces at least five suits seeking class action status; one asks for $500M in damages, the others have anonymous plaintiffs, unspecified damages  —  Ashley Madison Faces Multiple Suits Seeking More Than a Half-Billion Dollars  —  At least five lawsuits seeking class-action status …

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Sky News: Russia lifts Wikipedia ban after briefly blocking site for article about drugs  —  Russia Quickly Cancels Wikipedia Ban  —  The homepage of the Russian version of Wikipedia  —  Russia has cancelled a ban on the Russian-language version of Wikipedia after it caused controversy among internet users in the country.

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Phil Wahba / Fortune: Best Buy beats quarterly earnings expectations, plans to expand Apple Watch availability to all 1,050 stores by October, start selling AppleCare  —  Best Buy deepens links to Apple, says watch has been a smash hit  —  Best Buy BBY continued its remarkable turnaround last quarter, with a big assist from Apple AAPL .

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Ron Miller / TechCrunch: Big Data Vendor BlueData Announces $20M Round And Intel Partnership  —  BlueData, a company that helps customers generate virtualized big data clusters, announced a $20 million Series C round and a partnership with Intel today.  —  Intel Capital led the round.

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Joan E. Solsman / CNET: Tunein adds $8/month Premium subscription with access to over 40K audiobooks, 600 ad-free music stations, and live MLB broadcasts  —  TuneIn takes the ads out of your on-the-go real radio  —  TuneIn, long the Internet's main spot for AM/FM radio, adds an $8 subscription that swaps commercials …

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Andrew Brust / ZDNet: Hortonworks introduces DataFlow, acquires Apache NiFi-backer Onyara  —  Hortonworks is betting big on Apache NiFi, acquiring Onyara, the commercial entity behind it, and releasing DataFlow, a separate subscription alongside the Hadoop-based Hortonworks Data Platform.

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Ron Miller / TechCrunch: Salesforce Lightning Ushers In New Design For Core CRM Product  —  Salesforce.com lifted the curtain on Salesforce Lightning today, the completely redesigned version of its core CRM product.  As is often the case with Salesforce, the announcement included several pieces.

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Se Young Lee / Reuters: SK Hynix to spend $26 billion for two new South Korea chip plants  —  SK Hynix Inc, the world's No. 2 DRAM chip maker, on Tuesday said it plans to spend 31 trillion won ($25.94 billion) to build two new chip plants in South Korea, aiming to update its production technologies to boost competitiveness.

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David Ruddock / Android Police: Tests show it is easy to insert Galaxy Note 5's S Pen backwards; doing so may damage device's stylus detection mechanism  —  [Video] Probable Note 5 Design Flaw Can Cause S Pen To Break Pen Detection When Inserted Backward, Or Get Hopelessly Stuck  —  We try not be hyperbolic here at Android Police …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft releases SharePoint Server 2016 preview with 10GB file support, app launcher and cloud hybrid search  —  Microsoft rolls out first public preview of SharePoint Server 2016  —  Microsoft has released the first technical previews of SharePoint Server 2016 and a new cloud hybrid search offering for SharePoint 2013 and 2016.

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Megan Quinn / Medium: Uber investor finds using Uber is cheaper than owning a car in London or San Francisco  —  I Don't Own, I Uber  —  A year after selling my car and going full Uber, I crunched the numbers.  Guess what I found.  —  A little over a year ago, I moved to London and as part of the move, I sold my car.

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Coursera raises $49.5M to help it expand to Latin America, China, and India  —  Coursera wants to accelerate its global expansion, so it went out and raised some more cash.  The online education service has raised $49.5 million in the first closing of its Series C round of fundraising.

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Erin Griffith / Fortune: Profile of PCH CEO Liam Casey, the supply chain expert of hardware manufacturing in China  —  Meet the tech industry's China fixer  —  His name isn't well-known in elite business circles, but in the tech hardware scene, Liam Casey is “the guy.”  He's the one you call for a factory connection …

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Connie Loizos / TechCrunch: LPs now turning up at Y Combinator Demo Day to invest directly in startups  —  Having Won Over VCs, Y Combinator Turns To LPs  —  Last week, Y Combinator ran investors through 105 presentations by early-stage startups in a two-day show it calls Demo Day.  The pace of deal-making for such events …

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Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal: Aerosense, Sony's joint venture company with ZMP, unveils drone prototype that can carry 22 lbs. and travel 106 mph  —  Sony Venture Unveils Drone Prototype  —  Aerosense, Sony Corp.'s joint-venture drone company, Monday unveiled a prototype of the flying machines it will use to serve business customers.

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: Leaked Ashley Madison emails claim CTO hacked competitor nerve.com and exfiltrated its entire user database  —  Leaked AshleyMadison Emails Suggest Execs Hacked Competitors  —  Hacked online cheating service AshleyMadison.com is portraying itself as a victim of malicious cybercriminals …

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Allison Linn / TechNet Blogs: Microsoft Research unveils MobileFusion, a new technology that turns any mobile device into real-time 3D scanner  —  MobileFusion: Research project turns regular mobile phone into 3D scanner  —  A new Microsoft Research project lets people to create high-quality 3D images in real time …

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Troy Hunt / Troy Hunt's Blog: Lack of company support and tech knowledge increase anxiety for those affected by Ashley Madison hack, based on hundreds of users' emails  —  Here's what Ashley Madison members have told me  —  I found myself in somewhat of a unique position last week: I'd made the Ashley Madison data searchable …

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Julia Smirnova / Washington Post: Russia orders ISPs to block Wikipedia after site editors refuse to delete article; Wikimedia expects site to be blocked for most users within days  —  Russia's war with Wikipedia  —  The recent battle between Russian authorities and Wikipedia started in a village called Chyorny Yar (population: less than 8,000) in southern Russia.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Uber tests bus-style “Smart Routes” in San Francisco, offers discount of $1+ to riders who request pickup on specific routes  —  Uber Tests Bus-Style Discounted “Smart Routes”  —  Uber lets us trade money for time.  But the cheaper the rides, the more people who will use Uber.

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Lauren Hockenson / The Next Web: Facebook adds ‘Donate Now’ button to make giving to charity easier  —  Today, Facebook for Business announced in a post that it has added “Donate Now” as a call-to-action button available for Brand Pages.  These buttons can now appear right on a Facebook Brand Page, or directly within an ad on the site.

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James Vincent / The Verge: New pictures of Huawei Nexus 6 leak, showing a weird camera bump and confirming rumored Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB of RAM, and a USB Type-C port  —  Leaked images reveal Huawei's Nexus with an unusual camera bump  —  Leaked images purportedly showing a 5.7-inch Nexus smartphone being built …

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