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July 22, 2015, 1:45 AM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Hackers remotely gain partial control of a Jeep Cherokee on the highway using vulnerability found in thousands of Chrysler cars, SUVs, and trucks  —  Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It  —  I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.
Apple:
Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results  —  iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac & App Store Drive Revenue Growth of 33%  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27, 2015.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Early Apple Watch sales beat the original iPhone and iPad, likely earning over $1B in revenue; June was the best month of sales for the Watch so far  —  Early Apple Watch sales beat the original iPhone and iPad, but no firm numbers yet  —  Nobody expected Apple to tell us how many Apple Watches it sold last quarter.
Microsoft:
Earnings Release FY15 Q4: Microsoft Cloud and Hardware Results Drives Fourth Quarter Performance  —  Microsoft Cloud and Hardware Results Drives Fourth Quarter Performance Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate now exceeds $8 billion; Computing and Gaming Hardware, including Xbox and Surface …
Jena McGregor / Washington Post:
Ex-Google engineer stirs debate about sharing salary details in Silicon Valley after revealing she made an internal salary spreadsheet, to management's dismay  —  In Silicon Valley, many want sharing salary info to be less taboo  —  Talking openly about salaries is still viewed as taboo …
Gerard Sanz / Google Lat Long:
Google Maps adds Your Timeline view, showing where you've been on any given day  —  Your Timeline: Revisiting the world that you've explored  —  Have you ever wanted a way to easily remember all the places you've been — whether it's a museum you visited during your last vacation or that fun bar you stumbled upon a few months ago?
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Jet launches, comparing its prices against Amazon's on 90% of product pages, the remaining 10% will be updated with the feature over the coming months  —  Jet.com Will Launch With Amazon Prices Front and Center  —  Jet, the new shopping site that launches on Tuesday, promises shoppers “the lowest prices on everything.”
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Google kills Streamus, a third party Chrome extension with 300K users that queued YouTube songs to play in background  —  How YouTube killed an extension with 300,000 users  —  Streamus, the Chrome extension that turns YouTube into a serious music service, has been neutered by Google …
More: Tubefilter and Variety
Bloomberg Business:
FBI and Israel arrest four tied to JPMorgan hack, unveiling a complex securities fraud scheme  —  FBI, Israel Securities Fraud Arrests Tied to JPMorgan Hack … Law enforcement authorities arrested four people in Israel and Florida and revealed a complex securities fraud scheme tied …
TechCrunch:
Flipboard Has Filed To Raise Another $50M  —  Flipboard's 75% jump in the last 6 months has it clocking in at over 70 million monthly active users.  And it looks like that is not the only recent bump for the startup: It appears to have quietly raised another $50 million in funding.
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
ID theft protection service LifeLock misled consumers again and violated 2010 settlement, FTC says in a lawsuit demanding company to repay customers  —  LifeLock shares tank after FTC says it doesn't protect consumers data as it claimed  —  LifeLock, the company that aggressively advertises …
William Boston / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Audi, BMW, and Daimler have agreed to buy Nokia's HERE mapping service for more than $2.71B  —  German Car Makers Audi, BMW and Daimler to Buy Nokia Here  —  Nokia has been negotiating exclusively with the auto firms; final signing could happen ‘in the next few days’

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