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July 8, 2015, 12:30 PM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft announces 7,800 job cuts mostly in phone business, writes off $7.6B from Nokia deal  —  Microsoft Announces Restructuring of Phone Hardware Business  —  REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to restructure the company's phone hardware business to better focus and align resources.
Microsoft:
Satya Nadella email to employees on sharpening business focus  —  Over the past few weeks, I've shared with you our mission, strategy, structure and culture.  Today, I want to discuss our plans to focus our talent and investments in areas where we have differentiation and potential for growth …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple orders between 85M and 90M units of upcoming iPhone models, around 10M more than last year; new models expected to have Force Touch technology  —  Apple Plans Record Number of New iPhones  —  Apples asks suppliers to make up to 90 million of the expected next models by year-end
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:
Project Fi Review: Google Masters Wi-Fi Calling, but Needs Better Phones  —  Can the search giant change the wireless business like it's changed high-speed Internet?  —  For millions of us, Google is the backbone of our digital lives.  So it's a little incongruous that to get to its many services …
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Judge voids $533M award in Apple vs. Smartflash patent case, orders new trial on damages  —  New trial on damages ordered in Apple, Smartflash patent dispute  —  A federal court in Texas has ordered a new trial on damages in a patent infringement dispute between Apple and Smartflash …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Court rejects Intellectual Ventures appeal in Capital One case, citing ‘unpatentable abstract ideas’ … The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled against Intellectual Ventures in a dispute with Capital One Financial, finding that two of the company's patents were based on …
Lauren Hockenson / The Next Web:
Google Maps iOS update now lets you share locations on Facebook and Messenger  —  Owners of iOS devices, rejoice: Sharing pins with your friends will now get a little easier.  An update from Google Maps now allows you to share your location to more apps, including Facebook and its spun-off communications app Messenger.
C. Custer / Tech in Asia:
How China's stock market drop affects tech companies  —  Unless you've been living under a rock recently, you're probably aware that all is not well in China's stock markets.  After hitting an all-time high in mid June, China's markets have dropped by nearly a quarter, shedding in excess of US$3 trillion …

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