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July 28, 2015, 10:25 PM

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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources say Twitter's list of outside CEO candidates is lacking, pointing to Dorsey or Bain, with Bain in lead because of Dorsey's Square commitment  —  Adam Bain Is Soooo Nice, Jack Dorsey's Hamlet Act and Other Things You Need to Know About the Twitter CEO Search
Twitter IR:
Twitter Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results  —  SAN FRANCISCO, California - Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.  • Q2 revenue of $502 million, up 61% year-over-year, and above the previously forecast range of $470 million to $485 million.
Fletcher Babb / VentureBeat:
Twitter's director of product management Todd Jackson departs for Dropbox, while head of growth Christian Oestlien moves to YouTube  —  Twitter's heads of Growth, Product are gone  —  Just a few minutes into Twitter's quarterly earnings report, we've already seen two major departures.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 review: a great fix to the problems of Windows 8 with the new Start menu, Cortana, and more, but bugs linger and Edge browser lacks extensions  —  Windows 10 review  —  Looking back at Windows 8, it's easy to see where Microsoft went wrong.  It was a giant bet on touch-based computing …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Motorola unveils $399 Motorola X Style with Universal LTE in US, $299 Moto X Play globally, and an upgraded, waterproof, and customizable $179 Moto G  —  Motorola doubles down on Moto X with Style, Play, updates Moto G  —  The Moto X Style will be known as the Pure Edition in the US, and will be sold directly to consumers.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Amazon unveils a proposal for drone-only airspace that would allow for high-speed delivery  —  Amazon provides new details on its plan for a drone superhighway in the sky  —  When I arrived in San Jose last night, the newspaper on the front desk at the hotel had this headline splashed across …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Takes On Product Hunt, Shopify With Launchpad, An All-In-One Marketing And Sales Portal  —  Product Hunt has made a splash as a new place for startups to market new products, Shopify offers a way for them to easily start selling their products online, and Shyp takes the pain …
Stacey Higginbotham / Fortune:
Intel and Micron unveil new storage chip called 3D Xpoint that's 1,000 times faster than flash memory, doesn't use transistors, and is already in production  —  Intel and Micron team up to launch a new class of computer memory  —  The decade-long partnership between Intel and Micron to build better NAND …
Reuters:
Sources: educational software company Blackboard seeks $3B sale; Bank of America and Deutsche Bank hired to run auction  —  Exclusive: Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale - sources  —  Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school …
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Cam Bunton / 9to5Mac:
T-Mobile adds free Apple Music cellular streaming, offers free next-gen iPhone upgrades to iPhone 6 buyers  —  Summer for T-Mobile this year has meant announcing a series of promotions and plans dubbed #UncarrierAmped.  Today, the company launched the latest, and last of these moves.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
HBO Now is coming to Verizon Wireless and its 100M customers; FiOS customers can sign up today  —  HBO Now Is Coming to Verizon Wireless and Its 100 Million Customers  —  Here's another big shot in the arm for HBO Now, the service that lets you pay for HBO without buying any other TV subscriptions …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Android users can now say ‘Ok Google’ to send messages via WhatsApp, WeChat, NextPlus, Telegram, and Viber  —  In April, Google launched custom voice actions on Android, allowing users to control select third-party apps simply by starting with the “Ok Google” command.
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms  —  Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names, a German privacy watchdog said on Tuesday, in the latest privacy setback for the U.S. company in Europe.  —  The Hamburg data protection authority, which is responsible …

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