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July 17, 2015, 7:20 AM

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Google:
Google Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results  — Revenues of $17.7 billion and revenue growth of 11% year over year; constant currency revenue growth of 18% year over year  — Strong performance of core search business, particularly mobile, complemented by growth in YouTube and Programmatic Advertising
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google beats estimates with Q2 net revenue of $14.35B; shares spike 8% after hours  —  Google Spikes 8% After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Q2 EPS Of $6.99  —  Today following the bell, Google reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs …
Ellen Pao / Washington Post:
Ellen Pao reflects on being trolled, says balancing free expression with privacy is getting harder, especially with audience and revenue pressure  —  Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet  —  Ellen Pao resigned this month from her position as interim chief executive of Reddit.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman proposes content policy similar to existing rules, with some vague wording; content violating “common sense of decency” to be hidden  —  New Reddit rules will crack down on some hate communities, leave others standing  —  Reddit's new CEO …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft confirms plans to sell Windows 10 on USB drives, opens preorders on Amazon  —  Rumors that Microsoft would sell Windows 10 on USB drives have been circulating for weeks, with the company refusing to comment officially on whether it was finally looking to offer a physical media alternative to DVDs.
Kevin Roose / Fusion:
To protest mayor's proposed legislation, Uber adds “de Blasio” tab to its app in New York City which shows a long wait time  —  Uber just added a ‘De Blasio’ tab to its app in New York to fight the mayor's proposed legislation  —  In the tech world, nobody plays hardball like Uber.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
AMD reports Q2 revenue of $942M, a 35% YoY decline, blames a shrinking PC market  —  AMD Q2: Shrinking PC market leads to revenue miss  —  The chipmaker posted revenue of $942 million, a 35 percent year-over-year decline.  —  Weak demand in the consumer PC market continues to take its toll on computer hardware makers.
Taro Fuse / Reuters:
Sources: Toshiba faces $3B in charges relating to improper accounting; probe may force CEO Hisao Tanaka to step down  —  Exclusive: Toshiba faces $3 billion in charges over accounting scandal - sources  —  Toshiba Corp (6502.T) expects 300-400 billion yen ($2.4-3.2 billion) …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
As the Twitter Turns: Comms Head Gabriel Stricker Out in ‘Shift’ in Strategy  —  Gabriel Stricker, Twitter's longtime chief of communications, is leaving the company.  —  Unlike the recent departure of CEO Dick Costolo, the social communications company did not pretend this was not due …
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
United Airlines awards hackers millions of miles for revealing risks  —  United Continental Holdings Inc has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier's web security, in a first for the U.S. airline industry.  —  United confirmed with Reuters …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
SoftBank Capital to Wind Down as Nikesh Arora Shifts Investing Strategy  —  Nikesh Arora is putting his stamp on SoftBank Corp. as its new president, and its venture arm is feeling the impact.  —  The Japanese investment giant, led by CEO Masayoshi Son, is winding down SoftBank Capital …

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