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July 23, 2014, 9:05 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  —  “We had a good second quarter,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “Our community has continued to grow …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion, In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users  —  Facebook's earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014 .  It now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654million daily mobile users.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
OS X Yosemite planned for late Oct. as Apple preps 4K desktop & 12-inch Retina MacBook  —  While iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is set for a September launch, Apple is planning to bring its next-generation Mac software, OS X Yosemite, into the wild a month later, in October, according to several sources.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Preview: A closer look at OS X Yosemite, just in time for the public beta  —  The first public OS X beta in over a decade brings quite a few changes with it.  —  It's not difficult to get your hands on pre-release Apple software.  For a mere $198 a year ($99 each for OS X and iOS) …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Janet Van Huysse / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter releases diversity report: global employees are 70% male; in US 59% white, 29% Asian  —  Building a Twitter we can be proud of  —  At Twitter, we have a goal to reach every person on the planet.  We believe that goal is more attainable with a team that understands and represents different cultures and backgrounds.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion  —  Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014.  The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details …
Connie Loizos / StrictlyVC:
Sense, a New Sleep Tracker with a Kickstarter Campaign, Has Raised at Least $10.5 Million from Investors  —  James Proud, a former Thiel fellow who sold his first company, is back with a new company and sleep-tracking product called Sense that's “part-Nest thermostat, part-Fitbit,” as Forbes describes it.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Sense sleep tracker uses two devices to analyze your room conditions and sleep patterns  —  Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep  —  This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns  —  At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Preview of Foursquare 8.0, the redesigned exploration app that launches in a few weeks  —  The next age of Foursquare begins today  —  Foursquare needed a fresh start, so it created a brand new identity  —  In mid-May, Foursquare decided to split itself in two.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Chernin and AT&T Set to Buy Control of Fullscreen YouTube Network  —  Fullscreen, the YouTube network that has been talking to prospective buyers for months, is ready to make a deal.  Sources familiar with the company say it is finalizing a deal to sell a majority stake to Otter Media …
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple reportedly discussing mobile wallet plans with credit card companies, may launch with iPhone 6  —  The Information has a new report out discussing Apple's progress on a mobile wallet payments service.  The post echoes reporting by 9to5Mac earlier in the year.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Expands Prime Music Catalog By “Hundreds Of Thousands” Of Songs  —  One of the major complaints with Amazon Prime Music, the company's new streaming music service bundled in with its Amazon Prime membership program, was its lack of song selection, and especially current hits.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Music's Head Quits, a Setback to Paid Service  —  The head of YouTube's effort to launch a music subscription service is leaving, marking yet another hurdle for the long-delayed project.  —  Chris LaRosa, YouTube's product manager in charge of music, will be leaving Google this Friday to join a startup.
Dmitri Sarle / ArcticStartup:
Google Acquires Helsinki Based drawElements for 8 Figures  —  Yet another exit for the Nordics.  The normally slow summer is turning into a shopping spree by the big players as the Helsinki based drawElements is acquired by Google.  The exact amount behind the transaction is not disclosed …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Messaging app Line gets serious about privacy with Telegram-inspired ‘hidden chat’ feature  —  Line is finally getting serious about security after it added encrypted chat options to its messaging service today with an update that is reminiscent of rival app Telegram.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Sprint and Google partner up to push Google Apps for enterprise  —  The struggling carrier looks to other services to boost revenue  —  Sprint and Google are today announcing a new partnership which allows Sprint to sell Google's Apps for Business services to its enterprise customers starting next month.
Noelle Chun / The Official Motorola Blog:
Now You Can Unlock Your Moto X with a Digital Tattoo  —  A phone should be as unique as you are—not only in the design of your device, but how you use it.  Last year at the All Things D “D11” conference, Regina Dugan talked about new digital tattoo technology that would make it easier to unlock your phone.
Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press:
Thieves bought StubHub tickets using credentials obtained in other breaches to compromise more than 1000 customer accounts  —  AP Source: Thieves Got Into 1K StubHub Accounts  —  A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts …
Gideon Lewis-Kraus / Wired:
Creator of autocorrect Dean Hachamovitch, and others at Microsoft, discuss its history and evolution  —  The Fasinatng ... Frustrating ... Fascinating History of Autocorrect  —  Invoke the word  —  autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical …
Andrew Nusca / Fortune:
How Code2040 fellowship programs connect blacks and hispanics with Silicon Valley tech firms  —  In tech, some minorities are too minor.  This group wants to change that.  —  Before Randi Williams spent last summer in San Francisco, the 19-year-old computer-engineering student from Maryland …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Kumo Is Raising $50 Million To Break The TV Bundle  —  Despite Aereo's trouble in the Supreme Court, the hope of disrupting the TV industry is still alive in the tech world.  —  A new startup led by Aol and Dish veteran Neil Davis is in the process of raising $50 million to fill that void.

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