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Germany's highest court rules that the parents of a teenager who died in 2012 should inherit access to her Facebook account, including private messages (Hanna Kozlowska/Quartz)

Hanna Kozlowska / Quartz:
Germany’s highest court rules that the parents of a teenager who died in 2012 should inherit access to her Facebook account, including private messages  —  Germany’s highest court ruled Thursday (July 12) that the parents of a teenager who died in 2012 after being hit by a train should be allowed …

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Inside the growing phenomenon of "local Twitter" in the US, which is mostly made up of teens posting generic status updates that sometimes go viral (Taylor Lorenz/The Atlantic)

Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Inside the growing phenomenon of “local Twitter” in the US, which is mostly made up of teens posting generic status updates that sometimes go viral  —  A decade ago, if you were a bored teen looking to post about suburban life, relationship problems, Starbucks, or fleeting thoughts like …

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Interview with Panos Panay and other Microsoft execs on how the Surface Go got made, and why they think the device has the edge over Chromebooks and the iPad (Lauren Goode/Wired)

Lauren Goode / Wired:
Interview with Panos Panay and other Microsoft execs on how the Surface Go got made, and why they think the device has the edge over Chromebooks and the iPad  —  PANOS PANAY IS the betting type.  You can see the evidence in Microsoft’s Building 37, where two $1 bills stick out from beneath a Surface tablet sitting on a shelf.

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How widespread use of translation apps like Google Translate helped bring international fans and locals together during the World Cup in Russia (Rory Smith/New York Times)

Rory Smith / New York Times:
How widespread use of translation apps like Google Translate helped bring international fans and locals together during the World Cup in Russia  —  MOSCOW — On a warm, sticky morning in Kazan, Russia, a couple of weeks ago, a British journalist decided to brave the heat and go for a run.

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DOJ's appeal against AT&T-Time Warner merger probably won't succeed but the appeal itself could have a chilling effect on vertical merger bids in the short term (The Verge)

The Verge:
DOJ’s appeal against AT&T-Time Warner merger probably won’t succeed but the appeal itself could have a chilling effect on vertical merger bids in the short term  —  It probably won’t succeed, but it could still put companies on notice  —  Yesterday, the Department of Justice appealed …

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As Facebook and Instagram crack down on explicit content, Twitter has become the platform of choice for nudists as it allows content with full or partial nudity (Taylor Lorenz/The Atlantic)

Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
As Facebook and Instagram crack down on explicit content, Twitter has become the platform of choice for nudists as it allows content with full or partial nudity  —  As platforms like Facebook and Instagram crack down on explicit content, Twitter has allowed nudity to thrive.

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Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro review: the best Wear OS smartwatch, combination of OLED and LCD displays gives two days of battery life, but has average performance (Ben Schoon/9to5Google)

Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro review: the best Wear OS smartwatch, combination of OLED and LCD displays gives two days of battery life, but has average performance  —  When you look at the smartwatch market you really only need to look at the Apple Watch and Samsung’s Gear lineup to know what’s good.

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Following the latest Mueller indictments, Twitter bans DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 accounts, says it is reviewing company policies and expects to make updates soon (Jon Fingas/Engadget)

Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Following the latest Mueller indictments, Twitter bans DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 accounts, says it is reviewing company policies and expects to make updates soon  —  The US’ indictment of Russian officers over the DNC hacks is having an effect… at least, on Twitter.

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eMarketer estimates Amazon will account for $258.22B or 5% of US retail sales in 2018, which will work out to 49.1% of total online retail spend in the country (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
eMarketer estimates Amazon will account for $258.22B or 5% of US retail sales in 2018, which will work out to 49.1% of total online retail spend in the country  —  Amazon has already been in the crosshairs of the White House when it comes to threats of antitrust investigations …

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Counterpoint Research: Apple sold less that 1M iPhones in India in the first half of 2018; sources: three key Apple India sales executives have left (Saritha Rai/Bloomberg)

Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Counterpoint Research: Apple sold less that 1M iPhones in India in the first half of 2018; sources: three key Apple India sales executives have left  —  – Recent exits are said to include sales and distribution heads  — The iPhone maker struggles to compete in a fast-growing market

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