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July 31, 2015, 5:45 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
YotaPhone cancels US launch of YotaPhone 2 despite successful Indiegogo campaign, citing complications with its manufacturing partners  —  YotaPhone 2 won't be coming to the US  —  Yota Devices revealed today that it is canceling its plans to launch the YotaPhone 2 in the US, citing complications with its manufacturing partners.
Yusuf Mehdi / Windows Blog:
Windows 10 passes 14M installs 24 hours after launch  —  Windows 10 - The First 24 Hours  —  It has been an incredible 24 hours for Windows and our fans.  We're humbled and grateful to see the response to Windows 10.  We have seen unprecedented demand for Windows 10 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
LinkedIn asks its top 500 “Influencers” for blanket permission to syndicate posts, with no money changing hands  —  LinkedIn Starts Building a Syndicated Content Network  —  LinkedIn has gotten a lot of mileage out of the free content that famous people like Richard Branson write for the social network.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Early Apple Designer Susan Kare Joins Pinterest's Creative Team  —  Susan Kare, an early Apple designer behind some of the company's early typefaces and icons, has joined Pinterest.  —  She'll be part of Pinterest's creative team as a product design lead, according to the company.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Nvidia recalls all Shield Tablets due to battery fire hazard  —  Nvidia promised spectacular, unprecedented gaming performance from its 8-inch Shield Tablet last year, but its pursuit of extreme performance seems to have gone a tiny bit too far.  The company is now recalling …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Will Acquire Fashion Startup Polyvore  —  Yahoo just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire style-focused community startup Polyvore.  —  In a blog post about the deal, Yahoo's senior vice president of publisher products Simon Khalaf highlighted “Polyvore's expertise …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Snapchat Revenue Could Hit $50 Million This Year — But It Still Needs a CFO  —  Snapchat is finally making some real money, with a lot more coming in 2016.  It's also looking for someone to manage all that cash.  —  Snapchat is targeting around $50 million in revenue this year …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Anti-Virus Firm BitDefender Admits Breach, Hacker Claims Stolen Passwords Are Unencrypted  —  BitDefender, a much-respected anti-virus firm, has leaked a portion of its customers' usernames and passwords after facing an extortion attempt by a hacker, going by the name DetoxRansome.
Kana Inagaki / Financial Times:
Japan's Sharp to stop making TVs for the North American market after worse-than-expected quarterly loss of $274m  —  Japan's Sharp to quit North America TV market  —  Sharp is to pull out of the North American television market and will consider spinning off its display business as a slowdown …

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