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July 7, 2015, 1:55 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 …
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%
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 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
All Apple Stores to reduce third-party accessories selection to items sold in packaging co-designed by Apple, starting next week  —  All Apple Stores revamping third-party accessory selection with Apple designed boxes  —  Apple-designed packaging for the Mophie Juice Pack and Logitech iPad Keyboard
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.
William Turton / The Daily Dot:
17-year-old Lizard Squad hacker convicted in Finnish court of 50,700 charges related to computer crimes, receives two-year suspended prison sentence  —  Lizard Squad hacker convicted on 50,000 hacking charges  —  A key Lizard Squad member had been convicted of 50,700 charges related to computer crimes …

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