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July 28, 2016, 2:20 PM

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Jay Greene / Wall Street Journal:
Oracle to Buy Cloud-Software Provider NetSuite for $9.3 Billion  —  Larry Ellison is largest holder of NetSuite, which is led by an ex-Oracle executive  —  Oracle Corp. agreed to buy NetSuite Inc. for $9.3 billion, among the largest acquisitions in its history, bolstering …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Didi Chuxing and Uber to become legal in China starting November; drivers must be licensed, have three years experience, and no criminal record  —  HONG KONG — Ride-hailing services in China have attracted billions of dollars in investments.  They have pulled in money from some of the …
Ian Paul / PCWorld:
Cortana in Windows 10 Anniversary Update can't be turned off fully, but its reach can be limited  —  ...but you can lessen her awareness.  —  Microsoft made an interesting decision with Windows 10's Anniversary Update, which is now in its final stages of development before it rolls out on August 2.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Upthere, a cloud storage service letting all your devices see the same files, exits beta, announces $77M in funding led by KPCB and Western Digital  —  Upthere isn't your parents' personal cloud storage service.  The team behind the service, which is coming out of beta today with $77 million …
Wall Street Journal:
How Apple's assertive negotiating style alienated cable providers and networks, and hurt its efforts to revolutionize the TV industry  —  In search of its new big thing, the company has alienated cable providers and networks with an assertive negotiating style; ‘time is on my side’
eero:
Ready to revolutionize your WiFi? eero now available at a Best Buy near you.  —  Get an up-close look at eero - and other connected home innovations - at nearly 600 US stores.
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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Garrett Camp's Expa Studios launches Haus, a startup that digitizes the buying and selling of residential property to increase transparency  —  Garrett Camp, Uber cofounder and CEO of Expa Studios, is today unveiling Expa's latest project, Haus.  Haus is the studio's first real estate play …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook reports searches up 33% over past nine months to 2B per day, as it hopes to attract more of the chatter that ends up on Twitter  —  Facebook wants to be known as a place to search for mentions of current news in hopes of drawing more public chatter that normally ends up on Twitter.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:

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Microsoft:
Hack for Humanity do-gooders bring world of help to refugees  —  Microsoft project answers Hack for Good challenge; participants use skills in marketing, data science and more to help SCM Medical Missions better manage its humanitarian efforts with refugees.
eero:
Ready to revolutionize your WiFi? eero now available at a Best Buy near you.  —  Get an up-close look at eero - and other connected home innovations - at nearly 600 US stores.
Worldpay:
UX expectations are higher than ever  —  How does your payment process stack up now - and in the future?  Find out more.
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho CRM Mobile Add-On for Google Sheets.  —  It is not uncommon that small and medium businesses use Google Sheets to store and maintain customer information, until they come to realize the need for a CRM system to keep up with their growth.
Brookings Institution:
Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
 

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