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Janet Van Huysse / The Twitter Blog: Twitter releases diversity report: global employees are 70% male; in US 59% white, 29% Asian  —  Building a Twitter we can be proud of  —  At Twitter, we have a goal to reach every person on the planet.  We believe that goal is more attainable with a team that understands and represents different cultures and backgrounds.

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Roger Cheng / CNET: AT&T misses Q2 expectations, but saw smartphone growth rebound  —  AT&T's so-called post-paid showed surprising growth, adding more smartphone customers in the period.  —  AT&T's customer growth continued to surge in the second quarter even as it missed Wall Street's earnings and sales expectations.

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Facebook: Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  —  “We had a good second quarter,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “Our community has continued to grow …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion, In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users  —  Facebook's earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014 .  It now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654million daily mobile users.

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Samsung's Developers Conference returns Nov. 11-13 at Moscone West in San Francisco  —  Samsung announced today that its official Developers Conference is returning again this year and will kick off November 11 at Moscone West in San Francisco.  Last year, Samsung held its first developer conference …

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Dan Seifert / The Verge: Sprint and Google partner up to push Google Apps for enterprise  —  The struggling carrier looks to other services to boost revenue  —  Sprint and Google are today announcing a new partnership which allows Sprint to sell Google's Apps for Business services to its enterprise customers starting next month.

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: FiftyThree launches SDK to bring its ‘Pencil’ Bluetooth stylus to other iOS apps  —  FiftyThree, the developers behind the popular drawing app Paper, today announced it's releasing an SDK that will let all developers take advantage of its Pencil stylus for iOS devices.

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: Chernin and AT&T Set to Buy Control of Fullscreen YouTube Network  —  Fullscreen, the YouTube network that has been talking to prospective buyers for months, is ready to make a deal.  Sources familiar with the company say it is finalizing a deal to sell a majority stake to Otter Media …

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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge: Sense sleep tracker uses two devices to analyze your room conditions and sleep patterns  —  Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep  —  This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns  —  At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: New Boy of Benchmark: Rockmelt's Eric Vishria Talks About Becoming Fifth Partner at VC Powerhouse  —  The Boys of Benchmark — as I like to call the well-known venture capital firm, since they are four dudes — have added a fifth member, with Rockmelt co-founder Eric Vishria joining as a general partner.

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Apple documents previously undocumented services that can leak user data  —  Four days after a forensics expert warned that undocumented functions in iOS could leak personal user data, Apple has documented three services it says serve diagnostic purposes.  —  “iOS offers the following …

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: OS X Yosemite planned for late Oct. as Apple preps 4K desktop & 12-inch Retina MacBook  —  While iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is set for a September launch, Apple is planning to bring its next-generation Mac software, OS X Yosemite, into the wild a month later, in October, according to several sources.

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Josh Ong / The Next Web: Former Google Maps architect launches PlaceUs, an iPhone app for smart location sharing  —  Alohar Mobile, the location startup led by ex-Google Maps architect Sam Liang, today launched a new iPhone app called PlaceUs that tries to add contextual intelligence to location sharing.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Dropbox Gets Down To Business, Adds More Sharing Features And Search For Enterprises  —  Dropbox, now at 300 million users globally, says that there are 4 million businesses today using its cloud-based platform to store, distribute and share documents.  But of those, only around 80,000 …

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Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press: Thieves bought StubHub tickets using customer account credentials obtained in other breaches  —  AP Source: Thieves Got Into 1K StubHub Accounts  —  A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Airware Preps Launch Of Its Commercial Drone Operating System With $25M From Kleiner  —  Building a drone's hardware and software from scratch is tough and expensive, but open source drone kits are inflexible.  So to power businesses looking to customize drones for commercial uses from agriculture …

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion  —  Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014.  The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: What ‘one Windows’ really means: one group developing all Windows variants on a common core; unified store and developer platform  —  What ‘one Windows’ really means (and doesn't)  —  Summary: Is Microsoft building a single version of Windows that will run on phones, tablets, PCs and gaming consoles?

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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge: Preview of Foursquare 8.0, the redesigned exploration app that launches in a few weeks  —  The next age of Foursquare begins today  —  Foursquare needed a fresh start, so it created a brand new identity  —  In mid-May, Foursquare decided to split itself in two.

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Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom: Docker acquires Orchard Laboratories to beef up its tool collection  —  The cloud darling's purchase of the London-based two-man development shop is the company's first acquisition since changing its name from DotCloud to Docker.  —  Docker, the container management startup that's taken …

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Sean Portnoy / ZDNet: Intel launches SSD Pro 2500 family of hardware-based self-encrypting drives  —  Summary: The business-friendly solid-state-storage lineup comes in 2.5-inch and M.2 formats with capacities up to 480GB.  —  Rather than emphasize blazing-fast data-transfer speeds like the Solid-State Drive Data Center Family …

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Fahmida Y. Rashid / Security Watch: Nigerian Scammers Adopting More Sophisticated Attacks  —  Those Nigerian princes have new tricks up their sleeves.  —  Remember those 419 scams?  These were the often-poorly-written email messages purporting to be from a wealthy individual willing to pay lavishly for help transferring his or her wealth out of the country.

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Andrew Nusca / Fortune: How Code2040 fellowship programs connect blacks and hispanics with Silicon Valley tech firms  —  In tech, some minorities are too minor.  This group wants to change that.  —  Before Randi Williams spent last summer in San Francisco, the 19-year-old computer-engineering student from Maryland …

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Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal: YouTube Music's Head Quits, a Setback to Paid Service  —  The head of YouTube's effort to launch a music subscription service is leaving, marking yet another hurdle for the long-delayed project.  —  Chris LaRosa, YouTube's product manager in charge of music, will be leaving Google this Friday to join a startup.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App  —  Back in March 2013, eBay said it would start to work on applications for Google Glass — the idea being that the Android-powered, head-mounted computer could help consumers shop for things online and in the real world …

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