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Steve Lohr / New York Times: Coding bootcamps to graduate 16K students in 2015, up from 6,740 in 2014, almost one-third as many as all US Computer Science departments  —  As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding for Career Change  —  SAN FRANCISCO — After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more.

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Casey Newton / The Verge: Nokia's Ozo is a 360 degree VR camera for professionals with fast low-res rendering for rapid playback, price expected to be in the mid-five figures  —  Nokia reveals Ozo, a futuristic new camera for filming virtual reality  —  Microsoft bought Nokia's handset business in 2013, two big questions hovered above all.

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Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Citrix aims to simplify, unload GoTo business as CEO retires  —  Citrix's second quarter showed improvement, but the company is evaluating multiple alternatives as it reaches a deal with activist investor Elliott Management.  —  Citrix said it is reviewing plans for its GoTo family of products …

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Sean O'Neill / Tnooz: Investors pour $16M into Tripping, a vacation rental search engine  —  Tripping.com has raised $16 million in Series B financing.  The company also hit an inventory record of more than 5 million property listings.  —  Steadfast Venture Capital, an early-stage investment firm in New York City, led the round.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Windows 10: fine for laptops but not desktops, OS lacks functionality and apps, best to wait for more features and new machines, expected in fall  —  Review: Goodbye, Windows 8; hello, Windows 10  —  Here's my 'non-reviewer's review' of Windows 10 after using it for a week.

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Ben Popper / The Verge: Amazon unveils a proposal for drone-only airspace that would allow for high-speed delivery  —  Amazon provides new details on its plan for a drone superhighway in the sky  —  When I arrived in San Jose last night, the newspaper on the front desk at the hotel had this headline splashed across …

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Twitter added just 2M MAUs in Q2, excluding “SMS Fast Followers”  —  After Adding Just 2 Million Users, Twitter Promises, Again, to Fix Twitter (Liveblog)  —  Twitter added just two million new core users last quarter, but crushed Wall Street revenue estimates when it reported Q2 earnings Tuesday afternoon.

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Fletcher Babb / VentureBeat: Twitter's director of product management Todd Jackson departs for Dropbox, while head of growth Christian Oestlien moves to YouTube  —  Twitter's heads of Growth, Product are gone  —  Just a few minutes into Twitter's quarterly earnings report, we've already seen two major departures.

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Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch: Yelp Drops 14% After Reporting A Profit Miss In Q2 On Stronger-Than-Expected Revenue Of $133.9M  —  Following the bell, Yelp reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $133.9 million, and a per-share loss of $0.02.  The street had expected Yelp to generate a cent …

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Miguel Helft / Forbes: Dropbox Hires Google, Facebook And Twitter Veteran Todd Jackson As VP Of Product  —  Dropbox has hired Twitter's Todd Jackson to be its first VP of product, filling a critical position as the company attempts to fend off powerful rivals.  —  Jackson's hiring comes days …

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Twitter reports better-than-expected Q2 revenue of $502M with just 316M MAUs; stock rises more than 4% in after-hours trading  —  Twitter Pops 4% After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue And Profit Along With Anemic User Growth  —  Update: Twitter shares fell to flat in after-hours trading …

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Twitter IR: Twitter Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results  —  SAN FRANCISCO, California - Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.  • Q2 revenue of $502 million, up 61% year-over-year, and above the previously forecast range of $470 million to $485 million.

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: HBO Now is coming to Verizon Wireless and its 100M customers; FiOS customers can sign up today  —  HBO Now Is Coming to Verizon Wireless and Its 100 Million Customers  —  Here's another big shot in the arm for HBO Now, the service that lets you pay for HBO without buying any other TV subscriptions …

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Reuters: Sources: education company Blackboard seeks $3B sale; Bank of America and Deutsche Bank hired to run auction  —  Exclusive: Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale - sources  —  Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Sources say Twitter's list of outside CEO candidates is lacking, pointing to Dorsey or Bain, with Bain in lead because of Dorsey's Square commitment  —  Adam Bain Is Soooo Nice, Jack Dorsey's Hamlet Act and Other Things You Need to Know About the Twitter CEO Search

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Stacey Higginbotham / Fortune: Intel and Micron unveil new storage chip called 3D Xpoint that's 1,000 times faster than flash memory, doesn't use transistors, and is already in production  —  Intel and Micron team up to launch a new class of computer memory  —  The decade-long partnership between Intel and Micron to build better NAND …

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Russell Brandom / The Verge: Intel's new storage chip is 1,000 times faster than flash memory  —  Intel and Micron have a new way to store data that they say is denser, tougher, and faster than the competition, and it's already starting production.  In a live keynote today, the companies announced 3D Xpoint …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Trello Launches Enterprise Service With Single Sign-On Support, Brings Two-Factor Authentication To All Users  —  Trello, the kanban-style project management service that was spun out of Fog Creek Software last year, launched its enterprise service today.  While the company quietly introduced …

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Windows 10 review: a great fix to the problems of Windows 8 with the new Start menu, Cortana, and more, but bugs linger and Edge browser lacks extensions  —  Windows 10 review  —  Looking back at Windows 8, it's easy to see where Microsoft went wrong.  It was a giant bet on touch-based computing …

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Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal: ShopKeep Registers $60M for Small-Merchant Payments Software  —  When Oracle Corp. paid $5.3 billion last year for large payments processing business Micros Systems Inc., partners at growth equity firm Activant Capital began scouring the market for innovative startups active in the space …

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Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica: DHI Group plans to sell off Slashdot and Sourceforge  —  “The Company... has not successfully leveraged the Slashdot user base.”  —  DHI Group—formerly known as Dice Holdings Incorporated prior to this April—announced plans this morning to sell the combination of Slashdot and SourceForge.

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Google Now Lets Developers Bring Their Own Security Keys To Compute Engine  —  Starting today, developers who use Google's Compute Engine infrastructure as a service platform will be able to bring their own security keys to the service.  Google argues that using these customer-supplied encryption keys …

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Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business: Legal marketplace Avvo raises $71.5M at a valuation of $650M, led by Technology Crossover Ventures  —  Legal Website Avvo Valued at $650 Million in Funding Round  —  Avvo Inc., an online directory for finding and rating lawyers, raised $71.5 million in a funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures …

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Moto X Style to be rebranded as Moto X Pure in the US, to be sold unlocked for $399 this fall  —  Moto X Pure Edition will sell for $399 in the US this fall  —  Motorola is pushing off-contract phones in a big way this year.  As in, it isn't even selling the Moto X Style — its new 5.7-inch flagship — on contract in the US.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Google search now lets you avoid lines by showing the busiest times at millions of places and businesses  —  Google search today gained a brilliant new feature that has the potential to save you a lot of time.  You can now see “popular times” (read: the busiest, most crowded …

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