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July 7, 2015, 4:35 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 …
Tinder Blog:
Tinder introduces Verified Profiles for notable public figures, says 26M matches made daily  —  Introducing Verified Profiles  —  Tinder: it's how people meet.  Each day, 26 million matches are made on Tinder, and we do our best to keep those matches real — that's why we're rolling out Verified Profiles.
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%
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Showtime launches $10.99/month standalone streaming service for the web, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, and Playstation Vue  —  You can now subscribe to Showtime online  —  Showtime is now offering an online subscription, allowing customers to watch its shows and movies without also getting cable.
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
Peter Pi / TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog:
Unpatched Flash Player and Windows kernel flaws found in Hacking Team leak  —  Unpatched Flash Player Flaw, More POCs Found in Hacking Team Leak  —  Earlier this week the Italian company Hacking Team was hacked, with more than 400GB of confidential company data made available to the public.
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Netflix announces schedule for seven original feature films, the first to debut Oct. 16  —  Netflix Moves Into Original Feature Films, Starting This October  —  Netflix is ready to become a home for feature films, giving the industry a new outlet for movie production in an era of declining ticket sales …
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 …

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