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Colin Gibbs / FierceWireless: AT&T and IBM to combine their cloud and IoT platforms in an effort to provide developers with easier tools to build and implement IoT offerings  —  AT&T (NYSE: T) and IBM are targeting the enterprise with a new IoT initiative.  —  The companies said today they will combine their cloud …

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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube reportedly blocked in Turkey during military coup attempt; Instagram and Vimeo still available  —  The Turkish military has deployed in Istanbul and Ankara, and the government has apparently blocked social media in response to what is being reported as an attempted coup.

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Mark Bergen / Recode: Google recently shut down project to create high-end standalone VR headset with non-Android OS  —  Another sign that Google is putting its eggs into mobile VR.  —  Google recently shut down an internal project to create a high-end standalone virtual reality headset akin to devices …

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Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal: FCC released a list of 62 bidders who made deposits for the next stage of spectrum auction; Chamath Palihapitiya's Rama is not among them  —  Chamath Palihapitiya's Social Capital drops out of agency's airwaves auction  —  Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya boasted last year …

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Dawn Chmielewski / Recode: Chamath Palihapitiya's Rama drops out of a spectrum auction, updated bidder list FCC released today shows  —  The firm, backed by investor Chamath Palihapitiya, had ambitions to challenge U.S. carriers.  —  Brian Ach / Getty Images  —  The small firm backed by investor Chamath Palihapitiya …

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New York Times: Sources: final bids for Yahoo are due on Monday, with the board set to make a decision soon afterward  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The gavel is finally poised to drop in the drawn-out auction for Yahoo's core internet business.  —  Final bids for the services, which include Yahoo's search, email …

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Vlad Savov / The Verge: Kantar: Samsung's Galaxy S7 outsold Apple's iPhone 6s in the US between March and May 2016  —  The iPhone showed its first decline in sales numbers earlier this year, which has today been reiterated by the latest US mobile market data from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: US pledges $400M over the next 7 years for 5G research led by National Science Foundation  —  As President Obama approaches the end of his tenure in the White House, his team is launching a wireless networking research project that it hopes could be part of his wider legacy in the world of tech.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft: Windows 10 won't hit 1 billion devices by mid-2018  —  Microsoft isn't going to make its self-imposed deadline of having Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices by mid-2018, company officials have conceded.  —  A little over a year ago, with much fanfare, Microsoft execs drew …

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: BitTorrent Now officially launches on iOS and Apple TV  —  Earlier this year, BitTorrent announced a new BitTorrent Now app that allows users to stream a variety of content including videos and music.  At the time, the app was Android-only, but now the app has officially come to iOS and Apple TV.

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Adam Banks / Ars Technica UK: Apple's Swift Playgrounds for iPad is designed for kids but still requires coding, doesn't generate standalone apps  —  For all Apple's obsessive secrecy, even its senior managers acknowledge with an on-stage wink that much of what they announce these days has already been predicted.

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Financial Times: Line closes first day of trading on the NYSE at $41.58, up 26.61%; company's shares surge by 48% to ¥4,900 in its Tokyo trading debut  —  Line, the Japanese rival to WhatsApp, surged on its debut in New York and Tokyo amid a dearth of technology listings this year and hopes for explosive growth.

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Julian Chokkattu / Digital Trends: Mastercard expands Masterpass to include in-store payments, first arriving on Android devices in the US this month, unveils API for banks and other partners  —  MasterCard is now Mastercard, or even mastercard in some cases.  Sometimes you won't even see the name at all — instead you'll see the iconic red and yellow Venn diagram.

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Nvidia launches its first game, VR Funhouse, for HTC Vive VR on Steam, will release it as open source later this summer  —  Virtual reality could be a big driver for gamer PCs with powerful graphics cards.  That's why Nvidia wants it to succeed.  And to boost VR hardware sales …

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Brian Solomon / Forbes: Airport car-sharing startup FlightCar closes operations, sells its tech to Mercedes-Benz  —  FlightCar raised $40 million to solve airport parking with an Airbnb-like sharing model: let a stranger drive your car while you're away on a trip and in return avoid parking fees and even make a few bucks.

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Vlad Savov / The Verge: Razer introduces low-profile, detachable mechanical keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro, connects via Bluetooth, available today for $170  —  Razer today announces a whole new ultra-low-profile mechanical switch, designed for and making its debut in the company's first mechanical keyboard case for the iPad Pro.

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Atlassian acquires online service tracker StatusPage, says it will remain a standalone product; pricing, starting at $29/month, will remain the same  —  Atlassian today announced that it has acquired StatusPage, a Y Combinator-incubated service that allows online businesses to keep …

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Janko Roettgers / Variety: Vevo updates its design with vertical video, adds user profiles, hires playlist curators and hosts for original video, plans paid tier later in 2016  —  How do you reinvent music television for a generation that grew up not watching MTV, but YouTube, Vine and Snapchat?

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Aaron Pressman / Fortune: T-Mobile Is Giving Customers a Year of Free Data to Play Pokemon Go  —  There are few executives in telecommunications—or most other industries for that matter—who are better masters of free publicity than T-Mobile CEO John Legere.  —  And so, with the popularity of the Nintendo smartphone game Pokemon …

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Dawn Chmielewski / Recode: Senators Schatz, Warren, Feinstein call on FTC to investigate how companies like Airbnb are impacting the housing market  —  The Senators raise questions about whether Airbnb and other services are causing housing shortages and driving up costs.  —  Airbnb is once again under the microscope.

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Mark Hachman / PCWorld: Confirmed: Only Microsoft Edge will play Netflix content at 1080p on your PC  —  Microsoft's bold claims about Edge turn out to be true.  —  If you want to watch true 1080p content on Netflix over your PC, you need to use Microsoft's Edge browser.  —  On Wednesday, Microsoft claimed …

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Ryan Mac / Forbes: Peter Thiel Confirmed As A Speaker At Donald Trump's Republican National Convention  —  Peter Thiel will appear at the Republican National Convention, FORBES has confirmed, and will speak openly of his endorsement of Donald Trump next week.  —  A spokesperson for Thiel told FORBES …

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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch: Pinterest acquires team behind Math Camp, creator of location-based app Highlight and photo-sharing app Shorts  —  Pinterest today said it was acquiring the team behind Math Camp, the creators of Highlight, and will be sunsetting its applications Roll and Shorts in the next few weeks.

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Monica Alleven / FierceWirelessTech: FCC votes unanimously to make spectrum bands above 24 GHz available for 5G  —  Decision may be most important one the agency makes all year, Wheeler says  —  In one fell swoop, the FCC today put the U.S. in a 5G leadership position, voting 5- to approve its Spectrum Frontiers proceeding …

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Casey Newton / The Verge: Facebook Messenger now supports Instant Articles  —  When Facebook announced its platform for bots at the F8 developer conference this year, publishers raced to push news into Facebook Messenger.  But until now, their stories have loaded in slower-loading web views inside Messenger …

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