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July 28, 2016, 12:20 PM

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Jay Greene / Wall Street Journal:
Oracle to Buy Cloud-Software Provider NetSuite for $9.3 Billion  —  Larry Ellison is largest holder of NetSuite, which is led by an ex-Oracle executive  —  Oracle Corp. agreed to buy NetSuite Inc. for $9.3 billion, among the largest acquisitions in its history, bolstering …
Ian Paul / PCWorld:
Cortana in Windows 10 Anniversary Update can't be turned off fully, but its reach can be limited  —  ...but you can lessen her awareness.  —  Microsoft made an interesting decision with Windows 10's Anniversary Update, which is now in its final stages of development before it rolls out on August 2.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Didi Chuxing and Uber to become legal in China starting November; drivers must be licensed, have three years experience, and no criminal record  —  HONG KONG — Ride-hailing services in China have attracted billions of dollars in investments.  They have pulled in money from some of the …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Upthere, a cloud storage service letting all your devices see the same files, exits beta, announces $77M in funding led by KPCB and Western Digital  —  Upthere isn't your parents' personal cloud storage service.  The team behind the service, which is coming out of beta today with $77 million …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook reports Q2 revenue of $6.44B vs $6.02B expected, $0.97 EPS vs $0.82 expected; mobile ad revenue 84% of total ad revenue, up from 76% last year  —  Coming off an all-time high stock price of $123.34, Facebook in Q2 2016 smashed earnings again.  The social network continued steady growth …
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Microsoft:
Hack for Humanity do-gooders bring world of help to refugees  —  Microsoft project answers Hack for Good challenge; participants use skills in marketing, data science and more to help SCM Medical Missions better manage its humanitarian efforts with refugees.
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Apple says it has now sold over a billion iPhones  —  Cupertino, California July 27, 2016At an employee meeting in Cupertino this morning, CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple recently sold the billionth iPhone.  —  “iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history.

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Brookings Institution:
Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
 

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