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July 25, 2016, 7:35 AM

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Bloomberg:
Nintendo shares close down 18% in Tokyo, maximum allowed by exchange, after it warned on Friday that the financial impact of Pokémon Go will be limited  —  Shares can fall as much as 18 percent today, per exchange rule  —  Nintendo's U.S.-listed shares dropped 11 percent on Friday
Brian Crecente / Polygon:
Pokémon Go sets App Store record for most downloads in its first week, Apple confirms  —  CLASH OF WHAT NOW?  —  There is still no official word on the number of times the incredibly popular Pokémon Go game has been downloaded, but Apple today confirmed to Polygon that the game has broken a record.
Verizon Communications Inc.:
Verizon confirms it has acquired Yahoo's Internet business for $4.83B in cash; deal excludes some IP, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan  —  Transaction will create a new rival in mobile media technology reaching over 1B users* with an unrivaled roster of the world's most beloved brands
Rose Eveleth / Fusion:
Police asked this 3D printing lab to recreate a dead man's fingers to unlock his phone  —  Last month, law enforcement officers showed up at the lab of Anil Jain, a professor at Michigan State University.  Jain wasn't in trouble; the officers wanted his help.
Matthias Verbergt / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify launches programmatic ads, lets advertisers target its 70M non-paying users by age, gender, genres, and playlists globally  —  STOCKHOLM—Swedish music-streaming company Spotify AB on Wednesday launched programmatic ad buying for all its markets, allowing advertisers to target …
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Sources: Cyanogen Inc. is undergoing major layoffs, may “pivot” to apps  —  We're hearing from multiple sources that Cyanogen Inc. is in the midst of laying off a significant portion of its workforce around the world today.  The layoffs most heavily impact the open source arm of the Android ROM-gone-startup …
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
Google Maps is rolling out Wi-Fi only mode and mass transit delay notifications to some users  —  A couple of very useful features have started rolling out to a few lucky Google Maps users in the last couple of days.  If you've been following along with our APK Teardowns …

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