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July 7, 2015, 2:25 PM

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Neil King / Arabian Business:
Interview with Sony Mobile CEO Hiroki Totoki: we will never ever sell or exit from the current mobile business  —  Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO  —  The phrase ‘thrown in at the deep end’ might have been invented for Hiroki Totoki.  —  The CEO and president of Sony Mobile …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
13 top cryptographers issue report opposing US, British proposals for circumventing encryption, say plans would put the world's digital communications at risk  —  Code Specialists Oppose U.S. and British Government Access to Encrypted Communication  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An elite group …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
BBC reveals final design of the Micro Bit, a pocket-sized computer to be given to 1M UK-based children in October  —  BBC Micro Bit computer's final design revealed  —  The BBC has revealed the final design of the Micro Bit, a pocket-sized computer set to be given to about one million UK-based children in October.
Wall Street Journal:
Samsung's Q2 disappoints with 7th straight profit decline; revenues fall 8.4% as wrong sales forecast leads to glut of unsold Galaxy S6 and shortages of S6 Edge  —  Samsung Sees Seventh Straight Profit Decline  —  The world's largest smartphone maker by shipments said operating profit likely fell about 4%
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Whipclip Raises Over $40 Million For Its TV Show And Music Video Video Clipping App  —  Whipclip, the makers of a mobile application that lets you quickly - and legally - share clips from favorite TV shows and music videos, has closed on $40 million-plus in Series C financing, the company is announcing today.
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Didi Kuaidi, Uber's Chinese rival, said to raise $2B at a $15B valuation  —  Uber's China Rival Said to Raise Funds From Ping An, Capital  —  Didi Kuaidi, the Chinese car-booking business, has attracted funding from Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. and Capital International Private Equity Funds …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Desperate For Ad Data, Twitter Offers Animated Balloons For Your Birthdate  —  Twitter's ads would work a lot better if it knew how old you are.  So in an obvious data grab, Twitter will show animated balloons on your profile when it's your birthday if you're willing to give it your birthdate.

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