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July 1, 2015, 8:45 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Leaked iPhone 6s casing photos reveal nearly identical external appearance to the iPhone 6; dual-lens camera unlikely  —  Revealed: iPhone 6S will look nearly identical outside, but expect numerous changes inside [Gallery]  —  For fall 2015, Apple is preparing an “S” iPhone upgrade …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Departing CEO Dick Costolo says going public accelerated short-term thinking at Twitter  —  Next Twitter boss faces complex challenges, says departing Dick Costolo  —  In interview before his last day in job, CEO says going public accelerated short-term-thinking, and regulation would pose threat to free speech
Kantar Worldpanel:
Android US market share up 2.8 points to 64.9% from March to May thanks to Galaxy S6; LG nearly doubled its share of the US smartphone market YoY  —  Samsung GS6 US Sales Bode Well For Android June Quarter  —  The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ending …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
FISA Court rules that 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong, NSA can temporarily resume bulk data collection for the next five months  —  Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection  —  WASHINGTON — The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg discusses virtual and augmented reality, how Facebook will use AI to understand what people share, more  —  Zuck Details How Artificial Intelligence Will Show You The Perfect Facebook Posts  —  What's Facebook working on in its three AI labs?
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.
Lauren Keating / Tech Times:NEW
Microsoft Is Launching A Portal For Teachers To Use Minecraft In The Classroom  —  Like Follow Share() Tweet() Reddit SUBSCRIBE  —  Minecraft is revolutionizing the classroom — proving that video games can be used as a fun, hands-on way to spark creativity while helping children to learn.
Whitepages:
What the FCC Vote on Robocalls and Spam Texts Mean For Your Business  —  It seems like every month we hear about another phone scam or type of call fraud.  Last week we talked about the toll free traffic pumping problem, a costly issue facing businesses today.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Setback For European Facebook Privacy Class Action, As Austrian Court Rules Lawsuit Inadmissible  —  An ongoing Facebook class action suit in Europe over alleged privacy violations took a significant step back today.  A regional court in Austria, where the suit was originally filed …
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Zoho:
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Whitepages:
What the FCC Vote on Robocalls and Spam Texts Mean For Your Business  —  It seems like every month we hear about another phone scam or type of call fraud.  Last week we talked about the toll free traffic pumping problem …
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