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July 17, 2014, 11:20 AM

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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.
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.
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:
Microsoft's 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.
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Disrupt Finalist Boomerang Commerce Raises $8.5M Series A Round For Its Price Optimization Service  —  Boomerang Commerce, one of our six finalists at the latest Disrupt in New York, today announced that it has raised an $8.5 million Series A round.  The round was led by Madrona Venture Group and Trinity Ventures.
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.
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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Netflix to FCC: reclassify Comcast and Verizon so they can't choke the internet  —  Netflix came out swinging in its submission to the FCC over proposed internet “fast lanes,” arguing Wednesday that this would be a bad idea and that the agency should instead focus on forcing broadband providers …
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.
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.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Wallet gets gift cards, requesting money, sending it from your debit card for free, and Spanish support  —  Google today updated its Google Wallet app for Android and iOS with new features, including gift cards, requesting money, sending money, and Spanish support.

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Microsoft:
Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit now available  —  Read more from Technical Fellow Alex Kipman about the next chapter for Kinect.
Zoho:
Ringio helps sales teams close more deals by bringing Click To Call to Zoho CRM  —  This is a guest post by Sam Aparicio, CEO of Ringio.  —  Today we are announcing a new integration with Zoho that brings Ringio's Click To Call …
Exitround:
Lessons learned: Justin Kan & Josh Felser discuss how to build and sell a company for hundreds of millions  —  Exitround recently held an event with speakers Justin Kan and Josh Felser at 500 Startups in San Francisco.
AdExchanger:
Adelphic And Affiperf: No Cookie Targeting?  No Problem  —  Brand marketers might not be diving into mobile video advertising, yet, but they're certainly wading in.  That caution is well-founded since measurement …
 

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