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July 20, 2017, 6:15 PM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Q4: revenue of $23.3B, up 13% YoY, net income of $6.5B, up 109% YoY; Intelligent Cloud revenue of $7.4B, up 11% YoY; Productivity revenue was $8.4B  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 20, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Department of Justice and Europol announce takedown of dark web marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa Market, both focused on drugs and fraudulent IDs  —  AlphaBay and Hansa Market are gone, dealing a major blow to the online drug trade  —  An international law enforcement effort has brought …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube debuts Redirect Method, showing vulnerable or isolated would-be extremists curated videos to combat extreme ideologies  —  YouTube is taking its next step in countering extremism and terrorist content on its platform.  Today the company announced that effective immediately …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says it's taking action on 10x the number of abusive accounts as it did last year, and 65% of disciplined accounts don't commit second infraction  —  But real data is in short supply  —  A sustained push to reduce abuse on Twitter has shown promising results, the company said …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple updates Clips app with new overlays, including Disney-themed additions, effects, posters, more; Clips has been pre-installed on new iOS devices since May  —  After launching Clips for iOS back in early April, Apple is today releasing an update for the social video editing app that adds a handful of notable new features.
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Source: Intel has eliminated its wearables division, which made the Basis smartwatch, and the company's New Technologies Group now focuses on AR  —  - Intel laid off about 80 percent of the team that made the Basis smartwatch in November, and has now eliminated the division entirely, a person familiar tells CNBC.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Cortana-powered thermostat called GLAS, in partnership with Johnson Controls, that will run on Windows 10 IoT Core  —  Built by Johnson Controls  —  Microsoft is partnering with Johnson Controls to build a thermostat.  The software giant unveiled the new GLAS thermostat in a YouTube video today.
BBC:
OnePlus says it has begun rolling out a fix for a bug that rebooted some OnePlus 5s trying to make emergency calls in US, UK, and Europe  —  Phonemaker OnePlus has admitted a glitch in some of its devices prevented people making calls to the emergency services.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon confirms it is adding Alexa to its shopping app on Android starting this week  —  This spring, Amazon introduced Alexa to a wider audience by making the virtual assistant a feature that could be accessed within the retailer's main shopping app.  However, that integration …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google brings its Motion Skills GIF- and video-making app to Android, 13 months after its iOS debut  —  Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stillsthat aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos - including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images …

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