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Todd Spangler / Variety: Yahoo posts quarterly revenue of $1.3B, up 5% YoY, in line with lowered expectations; Mayer notes success in cutting company costs as bid deadline hits  —  Yahoo, in the midst of final negotiations to sell itself, reported earnings in line with Wall Street's already lowered expectations …

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Janko Roettgers / Variety: Yahoo posts quarterly revenue of $1.3B, up 5% YoY, in line with lowered expectations; Mayer notes success in cutting company costs as bid deadline hits  —  Netflix delivered disappointing subscriber numbers as part of its Q2 2016 earnings release Monday, which showed that the company …

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Harrison Weber / VentureBeat: Netflix Q2: international net subscribers 1.5M versus its forecast of 2M, misses on quarterly revenue with $2.11B; stock down 15%+  —  Netflix now has 83.18 million subscribers after adding just 160,000 subscribers in the U.S. and 1.52 million abroad last quarter, missing the modest expectations it set back in April.

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Nathan McAlone / Business Insider: Netflix Q2: international net subscribers 1.5M versus its forecast of 2M, misses on quarterly revenue with $1.97B; stock down 15%+  —  Netflix missed huge on both domestic and international subscriber additions in its Q2 earnings on Monday.  —  “We are growing, but not as fast as we would like or have been …

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Brad Linder / Liliputing: HP's Elite x3, a 6" Windows 10 Mobile phablet, ships August 29 for $699, $799 with Desk Dock, which lets you use UWP apps on a monitor with keyboard and mouse  —  As expected, HP's Elite x3 smartphone will be available in the US soon.  But it has a somewhat lower starting price than had been anticipated.

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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple addresses Apple Music song matching, auto-deletion issues with audio fingerprint fix  —  Apple begins rolling out iTunes Match with audio fingerprint to Apple Music subscribers  —  One of the biggest complaints about Apple Music over the past year was that it wouldn't properly match songs subscribers …

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Heather Somerville / Reuters: Uber reaches 2 billion rides six months after hitting its first billion  —  Uber has completed more than 2 billion trips on its app, the company's chief executive said on Monday, a milestone that arrives just weeks after the ride service added another $4.7 billion to its warchest.

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David Ramli / Bloomberg: SoftBank's deal for ARM would be largest Asian takeover of a UK firm; CEO says deal made regardless of Brexit, noting ARM's stock was up 15% since EU referendum  —  Masayoshi Son will get a steady, high-margin cash stream  —  SoftBank to secure a leader in global mobile computing

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Matt Lapsen / Xbox Wire: $399 2TB Xbox One S arrives August 2, release date for other hard drive options to be announced  —  Last month, we revealed a new member of the Xbox One family, the Xbox One S. Today, we're excited to announce that the highly-anticipated 2TB Xbox One S launch edition will begin hitting shelves in select regions on August 2.

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James Phillips / The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft debuts free preview of Microsoft Stream, a video sharing service for businesses, which will replace Office 365 Video as the de facto video experience  —  Video is one of the most powerful ways we connect, communicate and learn today - breaking down geographic boundaries and bringing …

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Sam Thielman / Guardian: New lawsuit claims DOJ intentionally conducts inadequate searches for FOIA requests with 21-year-old computer system, refuses to use new $425M Sentinel software  —  A new lawsuit alleges that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) intentionally conducts inadequate searches of its records using …

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Bloomberg: GlaxoSmithKline starts using Apple's ResearchKit for a rheumatoid arthritis study, becoming the first drugmaker to use the framework for clinical research  —  Glaxo is the first drugmaker to use Apple's ResearchKit  —  Success of the trial will determine Glaxo's future adoption

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Kim Nash / Wall Street Journal: IBM launches platform to let companies test using blockchain technology for supply chain record-keeping  —  IBM's new service will help companies experiment with using the online ledger technology to track high-value goods as they move through supply chains.  Among the first users: a firm that tracks diamonds.

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Gwladys Fouche / Reuters: Chinese consortium to acquire Opera's browser and other businesses for $600M, except for ad, marketing, TV, and game-related operations  —  A $1.24 billion agreed takeover of Norwegian online browser and advertising company Opera Software by a Chinese consortium of internet firms has failed …

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Dan Seifert / The Verge: Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd  —  Samsung has today revealed plans for an event on August 2nd in New York City where it will officially announce the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.  The Note 7, which has been rumored for months, is expected to have a dual curved display, much like the existing Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Wall Street Journal: Rocket Internet, known for incubating copycat startups, struggles to find a path to profitability as its stock price hovers at a third of its peak, hit in 2014  —  German tech company has created 100 startups, many of which remain unprofitable  —  BERLIN—In 2011, German tech company Rocket …

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Financial Times: Sources: SoftBank agrees to acquire Arm Holdings for £23.4B at £17 per share, a 43% premium over last week's closing price; announcement expected Monday  —  Japan's SoftBank has agreed to acquire Arm Holdings, the UK's preeminent technology company, for £23.4bn in an enormous bet …

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Matt Turck: VC at FirstMark on the history of NYC tech ecosystem and why he thinks the ecosystem is slowly catching up to the hype and maturing  —  I'm fascinated by tech ecosystems, and the network effects behind them.  I wrote about Berlin (here) and about Paris (here) But of course …

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Issie Lapowsky / Wired: Clinton has assembled a tech team of over 50 engineers and developers for her presidential campaign, while Trump just focuses on using social media  —  Giving up Google wasn't easy for Stephanie Hannon, if it's easy for anyone.  A person can get used to the big salary, cushy perks …

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Aaron Souppouris / Engadget: Sources: Google is working on a headset with a display that will offer AR features and does not require a phone or computer to power it  —  Yesterday Recode published an article suggesting Google has killed a VR project that would have directly competed with high-end headsets like the Oculus Rift.

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Keith Naughton / Bloomberg: Civil Maps, a startup that uses AI software to convert data from sensors on self-driving cars into detailed 3D maps, raises $6.6M seed from Ford and others  —  Automaker is among participants in $6.6 million seed funding  —  Civil Maps' system aggregates data from sensors on vehicles

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Vindu Goel / New York Times: As Yahoo puts itself up for sale, early employees known as “surfers” recall building the company's directory  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Back in the mid-1990s, before Google even existed, the world's best guides to the internet sat in Silicon Valley cubicles, visiting websites and carefully categorizing them by hand.

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Reggie Ugwu / BuzzFeed: Inside the small teams at Spotify, Google, and Apple that make tens of thousands of playlists listened to by tens of millions of people around the world  —  When he's choosing your music for you, Carl Chery, 37, is in Culver City, California, sitting at his desk in an office with no signage …

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Wall Street Journal: Obama administration working with foreign governments to let them to serve US tech firms with warrants for email searches and wiretaps  —  Internet companies could face overseas demands for email searches, wiretaps  —  The Obama administration is working on a series of agreements …

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Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge: Google's diverse emoji for women at work approved by Unicode Consortium  —  Back in May, Google proposed 13 new emoji meant to better represent women in professional fields, and now 11 of those emoji have been approved by the Unicode Consortium.  The new emoji, including a chef, a graduate …

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