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  • Delays in Apple's supply chain could cause problems for the iPhone 6 launch, Reuters reports; in a bid to make the display thinner, Apple opted for a single backlight film instead of 2; the result was too dim & required redesign; the issue is resolved but production is running behind - Link

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  • In a given month, 65.5% of US smartphone owners don't download any apps, acc to @comScore's mobile app report; the survey tracked adults over 3 mo's ending in June; the top 7% of users represented almost half of all downloads; over half of users accessed apps every day - Link

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  • @OpenSignal's Android fragmentation report reveals over 18k hardware/OS version combinations; Samsung is the most popular brand & represents 43% of Android devices in use; Sony is 2nd w/ 4%; the figures are based on the last 682k devices to install the Open Signal app - Link

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  • Consumer health tech co Mark One raises $3M seed from @HorizonsHK & @felicisventures; Mark One's intelligent cup, Vessyl, can detect its contents & provide levels of calories & caffeine; Vessyl works in conjunction w/ apps to measure hydration levels during exercise - Link

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  • India telecom co Altruist Group acquires voice-centric social network @bubblyapp; Bubbly prev raised $39M from @sequoia, @ComcastVentures, @singtelinnov8 & others; Bubbly claims 40M users for its voice-based social network & 140M for BubbleTalk, a voice SMS svc - Link

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