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Maya Angelou dies, Google to have first live music ad break and Thailand blocks Facebook as military coup accelerates.

Legendary American poet and author Maya Angelou dies at 86. The Guardian

Square launches Square Capital to offer small business loans. Engadget

Twitter partners with Billboard to release new music tracking app. The Verge

Iconic comic book artist Alan Moore to develop comic book app. The Next Web

Jawbone patents new app for measuring body fat. Jawbone

Google will host first live concert music ad break Friday night. Adage

Thailand temporarily blocks Facebook to minimize coup protests. Mashable

Bitpay processes an average of $1 million per day. CoinDesk

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