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Instagram launches ‘Stories’ – Snapchat-like disappearing slideshows

Snapchat has Stories and now Instagram announced a similar feature of its own, called—wait for it—Stories. Basically a slideshow format designed for sharing multiple photos and videos, Stories appear on user profiles and, similar to ephemeral messaging services, automatically disappear 24 hours after being posted on the service. This cool new feature will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks …

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Katy Perry drops “Rise” exclusively on Apple Music ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics

Apple Music, which celebrated its first anniversary last month, now lets subscribers listen to Katy Perry’s first new single in two years, “Rise”. The song, which Perry wrote herself, is described by The Entertainment Weekly as “an uplifting track with a dash of electronic influence,” with the music video containing scenes from the NBC Olympics. NBC will play the song …

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Amazon Prime Day 2016: Was it successful for both Amazon and shoppers?

Amazon Prime Day has returned once again. After a rocky start to Prime Day last year, things seem to be shaping up slightly. Surveys found that a glitch that prevented shoppers from adding items to their cart played a key role in last year’s not-so-successful day of deals. Another contributing factor was the fact that there were “very few blockbusters …

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Slurpee’s 50th Birthday: Grab a free small Slurpee at 7-Eleven today

Everyone’s favorite frozen beverage is turning fifty this year. To help celebrate the Slurpee’s 50th birthday, and 7-Eleven’s 89th birthday, participating locations will be giving away approximately 9 million free small Slurpee drinks today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, while supplies last. The iconic convenience store will also be introducing a Birthday Cake flavored Slurpee, described as …

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Hundreds gather in Phoenix to protest police shootings

UPDATE: JULY 8, 2016, AT 10:31 P.M. Phoenix police officers have deployed tear gas on protesters. A barricade at Fillmore Street is now blocking the protest from moving any further. On the freeway, police have taken position at various on-ramps to prevent protesters from reaching I-10 and potentially interfering with any traffic. ORIGINAL STORY: JULY 8, 2016, AT 9:49 P.M. …

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Two Phoenix police officers injured after crash on Interstate 17 and Northern Avenue

A crash on the Interstate 17 and Northern Avenue has sent two Phoenix police officers to the hospital. The crash, which occurred on Friday afternoon, also sent a 26-year-old woman to the hospital. According to ABC15, three other people, one of them a one-year-old child, were evaluated at the scene for injuries. The Phoenix Fire Department has reported that the two …

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Police: Five officers dead, 11 shot during protest in Dallas, Texas

UPDATE: JULY 8, 2016 AT 12:00 A.M. The Dallas Police Association has confirmed that a fifth officer has died after an “ambush style” attack by two snipers in downtown Dallas during a protest over police brutality. In a total, 11 police officers have been shot with five of those being fatally. During a news conference that took place at around …

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Version 2.0 of the ‘88.7 The Pulse’ app arrives for Apple devices

Version 2.0 of the 88.7 The Pulse app has officially arrived Now you can listen to the Valley’s only commercial free hit music station while reading articles from the app, viewing our various social media feeds and more! The complete list of new features for version 2.0 is available below: Read articles from the app All our social media feeds …

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