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July 17, 2015, 1:50 AM

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Google:
Google Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results  — Revenues of $17.7 billion and revenue growth of 11% year over year; constant currency revenue growth of 18% year over year  — Strong performance of core search business, particularly mobile, complemented by growth in YouTube and Programmatic Advertising
Ellen Pao / Washington Post:
Ellen Pao reflects on being trolled, says balancing free expression with privacy is getting harder, especially with audience and revenue pressure  —  Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet  —  Ellen Pao resigned this month from her position as interim chief executive of Reddit.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
As the Twitter Turns: Comms Head Gabriel Stricker Out in ‘Shift’ in Strategy  —  Gabriel Stricker, Twitter's longtime chief of communications, is leaving the company.  —  Unlike the recent departure of CEO Dick Costolo, the social communications company did not pretend this was not due …
Kevin Roose / Fusion:
To protest mayor's proposed legislation, Uber adds “de Blasio” tab to its app in New York City which shows a long wait time  —  Uber just added a ‘De Blasio’ tab to its app in New York to fight the mayor's proposed legislation  —  In the tech world, nobody plays hardball like Uber.
Financial Times:
Apple and Samsung are in advanced talks with GSMA telecom association about standardized electronic SIM cards with support from AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, more  —  Apple, Samsung in talks with telecom groups to launch e-Sim card  —  Apple and Samsung are in advanced talks to join the rest …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman proposes content policy similar to existing rules, with some vague wording; content violating “common sense of decency” to be hidden  —  New Reddit rules will crack down on some hate communities, leave others standing  —  Reddit's new CEO …
Taro Fuse / Reuters:
Sources: Toshiba faces $3B in charges relating to improper accounting; probe may force CEO Hisao Tanaka to step down  —  Exclusive: Toshiba faces $3 billion in charges over accounting scandal - sources  —  Toshiba Corp (6502.T) expects 300-400 billion yen ($2.4-3.2 billion) …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
SoftBank Capital to Wind Down as Nikesh Arora Shifts Investing Strategy  —  Nikesh Arora is putting his stamp on SoftBank Corp. as its new president, and its venture arm is feeling the impact.  —  The Japanese investment giant, led by CEO Masayoshi Son, is winding down SoftBank Capital …
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
United Airlines awards hackers millions of miles for revealing risks  —  United Continental Holdings Inc has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier's web security, in a first for the U.S. airline industry.  —  United confirmed with Reuters …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Smartphone apps from Walmart, CNN, ESPN, Slack, others with total of 300M downloads risk compromising user accounts because they do not limit login attempts  —  Dozens of phone apps with 300M downloads vulnerable to password cracking  —  Walmart, CNN, ESPN, and Soundcloud are among the apps allowing unlimited guessing.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
eBay confirms agreement to sell eBay Enterprise to investment consortium for $925M  —  eBay has confirmed previous rumors that it's selling its enterprise services business, eBay Enterprise, for $925 million.  —  The unit specializes in developing and managing ecommerce sites for retailers …

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