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July 16, 2018, 4:00 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches Skype version 8.0 for desktop, with HD video, screen-sharing in calls, and improved chat, plans more features this summer like call recording  —  Skype's redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a number …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Instapaper is becoming independent, says Pinterest, which bought the service a couple of years ago, has agreed to transfer ownership of it to a new company  —  Read-it-later and bookmarking service Instapaper announced today that it will once again be an independent operation.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Roku unveils Roku TV Wireless Speakers that use company's Roku Connect platform to link-up with Roku-powered smart TVs over WiFi, coming in October for ~$200  —  The first speakers to use the new Roku Connect platform are also Roku's first foray into the speaker market
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Uber is being investigated by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over gender discrimination, a probe which began last August  —  EEOC investigators have been seeking information related to hiring practices, pay disparity and other matters
Bloomberg:
Sources: Israeli ride-hailing service Gett mulling an exit from US by selling Juno, the startup it acquired a little over a year ago for $200M  —  - Move would mark a retreat from its global expansion plans  — Gett investor VW turns attention to fund its own mobility unit
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Zoho:
Introducing Zoho Academy  —  Today, Zoho is launching a brand new resource.  We're calling it Zoho Academy: an online, self-service archive of educational content designed to help people do business better.  Our intention?  We know that businesses need two things if they're going to do what they do well …
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Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Facebook's diversity efforts fall short as just six African-American and ten Hispanic women serve as senior managers in the US, out of 769 such jobs  —  The global director of diversity at Facebook, Maxine Williams, says the company needs to invest in local communities in order to become more diverse.
Katherine Guo / China Money Network:
Shanghai-based chip maker ASR Microelectronic raises $100M Series B co-led by IDG Capital, bringing the total raised to over $300M  —  Shanghai-based chip maker ASR Microelectronic has completed a US$100 million series B financing led by IDG Capital and Wanrong Hongtu Fund, the company announced today.
Steven Scheer / Reuters:
Salesforce to acquire Datorama, an Israeli cloud-based AI marketing platform; Israeli media says the deal was worth more than $800M  —  JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. sales and marketing software company Salesforce (CRM.N) said on Monday it signed an agreement to acquire Datorama …

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eero:
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Zoho:
Introducing Zoho Academy  —  Today, Zoho is launching a brand new resource.  We're calling it Zoho Academy: an online, self-service archive of educational content designed to help people do business better.  Our intention?
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
HBO Silicon Valley creator, Mike Judge, to speak at Disrupt SF  —  TechCrunch is excited to chat with Judge about the direction of the show and the evolution of the media industry as a whole.

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