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July 6, 2015, 8:15 PM

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Ellen Pao / Reddit:
Ellen Pao apologizes again, announces new role of Moderator Advocate to be moderators' contact with Reddit, pledges improvements to mod tools  —  We apologize  —  We screwed up.  Not just on July 2, but also over the past several years.  We haven't communicated well …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Instagram is uploading images at 1080x1080 resolution instead of 640x640 and confirms it's rolling out displaying at that resolution on iOS and Android devices  —  Instagram photos are now bigger — if you know where to look  —  Just over a week ago, I wrote plaintively …
Steve Ragan / CSO Online:
Hacking Team, which sells intrusion and surveillance tools to governments, breached; attackers release 400GB of internal documents, source code, and emails  —  Hacking Team hacked, attackers claim 400GB in dumped data  —  Firm made famous for helping governments spy on their citizens left exposed
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Debuts Dedicated Mobile Apps For Its Dropbox Competitor, Cloud Drive  —  Amazon has quietly expanded its Cloud Drive service - a competitor to Dropbox, Google Drive and other online file hosting services - to mobile platforms, with the release of dedicated apps on iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft will finalize Windows 10 RTM build this week to send to OEMs ahead of July 29 launch  —  Microsoft to finalize Windows 10 this week  —  Microsoft is planning to finalize Windows 10 this week, ahead of its official launch later this month.
Orr Hirschauge / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Waze to test carpooling service in Israel; drivers limited to 2 rides a day, can charge for gas, car wear and tear, but not generate profit  —  Google Tests Carpooling Service for Commuters in Israel  —  Google has thrown its hat into the hotly contested ride-sharing ring …
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Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google:
Google releases Material Design Lite, a web framework for making Material Design-style websites  —  Google Developers, the team at Google which creates tools and learning materials for developers to take advantage of, has released a front-end web framework for building sites to the Material Design specification.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
With Tossup for iPhone and Android phones, Microsoft helps you poll friends and gather opinions about meeting up  —  With Tossup, Microsoft wants to help you poll friends and gather opinions  —  Microsoft is continuing its recent trend of ignoring its own Windows Phone mobile operating system …
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:NEW
Sheryl Sandberg Joins SurveyMonkey's Board  —  Sheryl Sandberg is taking a seat on the board of SurveyMonkey, her late husband's online survey and polling company.  —  Ms. Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the book “Lean In,” unexpectedly lost her husband, Dave Goldberg, while on vacation in May.

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