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July 17, 2014, 12:00 PM

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Satya Nadella / Microsoft Corporation:
Satya Nadella's email to Microsoft employees on integration of Nokia Devices and Services  —  Starting to Evolve Our Organization and Culture  —  Last week in my email to you I synthesized our strategic direction as a productivity and platform company.  Having a clear focus is the start of the journey, not the end.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Microsoft cutting up to 18,000 jobs by next year, 13000 starting now; a total of 12,500 from Nokia  —  Ax Falls at Microsoft as Company Looks to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs  —  Microsoft on Thursday announced it plans to cut 18,000 jobs this year-its deepest-ever cuts-as the company looked …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Nokia X Android Devices To Run Windows Phone  —  Last month Nokia, you know, Microsoft's mobile division, launched the Nokia X2, a low-cost Android handset.  Yes, Android.  This was the second device in the product line and a curious one at that.  Because Android.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is killing off Nokia's feature phones in favor of Windows Phone  —  Nokia might have been famous for its feature phones, but Microsoft is planning to wind that business down over the course of the next 18 months.  In an internal memo sent to Microsoft employees, Jo Harlow …
More: ZDNet, TechCrunch and Gigaom
Michael Riley / Businessweek:
How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq  —  In October 2010, a Federal Bureau of Investigation system monitoring U.S. Internet traffic picked up an alert.  The signal was coming from Nasdaq (NDAQ).  It looked like malware had snuck into the company's central servers.
John Ribeiro / PC World:
Bing follows Google in offering Europeans the ‘right to be forgotten’  —  Microsoft has started accepting requests from users in Europe who want to remove search links from Bing under a recent “right-to-be-forgotten” ruling by Europe's top court.  —  The company has asked European residents …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Xbox One sales double, one month after $100 price cut  —  Offering up a cheaper Xbox One is helping Microsoft sell quite a bit more consoles.  The company announced today that since it began selling a $399 version of the Xbox One without the Kinect sensor on June 9 — a $100 price cut …
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
JFrog Raises $7M to Remake Software Development and Distribution  —  The way software is developed and distributed has changed dramatically because of the cloud—software updates are now pushed out automatically, mostly without our noticing—and that creates the need for new software distribution pipes.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
New iTunes Pass credit refill service now available in United States (update: Australia, too)  —  Yesterday Apple rolled out its new iTunes Pass service to Japan, allowing users to use a Passbook card to add credit to an iTunes account from an Apple Retail Store.  Starting today, the offer is also available in the United States.
Caleb Chen / CryptoCoinsNews:
Ghash.io commits to staying under 40% of the Bitcoin network hashrate; will create committee to try to solve the 51% issue  —  Ghash.io Offers More Empty Promises To Bitcoin Miners  —  Ghash.io is still currently the largest Bitcoin mining pool, based on data from the last 48 hours.
Erico Guizzo / IEEE Spectrum:
MIT roboticist unveils Jibo, a social robot for the home, available for pre-order today for $499, ships 2015 holiday season  —  Cynthia Breazeal Unveils Jibo, a Social Robot for the Home  —  Cynthia Breazeal and Jibo.  —  Cynthia Breazeal, the famed roboticist at MIT's Media Lab and a pioneer …
Bloomberg:
Apple Looks to Status-Hungry Vietnam for Growth: Southeast Asia  —  Bich Ngoc, who earns less than $60 a week and has a newborn son, cobbled together four months of savings to buy the latest iPhone so she could impress her colleagues who have older versions of the device.

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