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July 21, 2015, 10:00 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Hackers remotely gain partial control of a Jeep Cherokee on the highway using vulnerability found in thousands of Chrysler cars, SUVs, and trucks  —  Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It  —  I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.
Apple:
Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results  —  iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac & App Store Drive Revenue Growth of 33%  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27, 2015.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Early Apple Watch sales beat the original iPhone and iPad, likely earning over $1B in revenue; June was the best month of sales for the Watch so far  —  Early Apple Watch sales beat the original iPhone and iPad, but no firm numbers yet  —  Nobody expected Apple to tell us how many Apple Watches it sold last quarter.
Microsoft:
Earnings Release FY15 Q4: Microsoft Cloud and Hardware Results Drives Fourth Quarter Performance  —  Microsoft Cloud and Hardware Results Drives Fourth Quarter Performance Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate now exceeds $8 billion; Computing and Gaming Hardware, including Xbox and Surface …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Jet launches, comparing its prices against Amazon's on 90% of product pages, the remaining 10% will be updated with the feature over the coming months  —  Jet.com Will Launch With Amazon Prices Front and Center  —  Jet, the new shopping site that launches on Tuesday, promises shoppers “the lowest prices on everything.”
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Google kills Streamus, a third party Chrome extension with 300K users that queued YouTube songs to play in background  —  How YouTube killed an extension with 300,000 users  —  Streamus, the Chrome extension that turns YouTube into a serious music service, has been neutered by Google …
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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ is foldable, water resistant, more rugged for the workplace  —  As we've come to learn more about the next iteration of Google Glass, it's clear that this device isn't the “Google Glass 2.0″ that many diehard fans of the product — however many there are — have been longing for.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q2 beats estimates with revenue of $1.04B, misses on earnings with $0.16 EPS  —  Yahoo's Q2 Manages A Slim Revenue Beat, But Its Per-Share Profit Of $0.16 Disappoints  —  Today, Yahoo reported its second-quarter financial performance, including $1.04 billion in revenue after discounting …
William Boston / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Audi, BMW, and Daimler have agreed to buy Nokia's HERE mapping service for more than $2.71B  —  German Car Makers Audi, BMW and Daimler to Buy Nokia Here  —  Nokia has been negotiating exclusively with the auto firms; final signing could happen ‘in the next few days’
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
ID theft protection service LifeLock misled consumers again and violated 2010 settlement, FTC says in a lawsuit demanding company to repay customers  —  LifeLock shares tank after FTC says it doesn't protect consumers data as it claimed  —  LifeLock, the company that aggressively advertises …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The open web can't flourish if vendors don't work towards closing the rendering performance gap between desktop and mobile web browsers  —  The mobile web sucks  —  I hate browsing the web on my phone.  —  I do it all the time, of course — we all do.  Just looking at the stats for The Verge …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Ashley Madison had a serious data management problem and the data breach is entirely its fault  —  Ashley Madison's data breach is everyone's problem  —  Late last night, the 37 million users of the adultery-themed dating site Ashley Madison got some very bad news.
TechCrunch:
Flipboard Has Filed To Raise Another $50M  —  Flipboard's 75% jump in the last 6 months has it clocking in at over 70 million monthly active users.  And it looks like that is not the only recent bump for the startup: It appears to have quietly raised another $50 million in funding.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
FCC Chairman and Justice Department say they will approve AT&T Direct TV merger, with conditions on data caps, interconnection agreements, and fiber buildout  —  FCC Nears Approval of AT&T-DirecTV Merger  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that he is recommending approval of the AT&T merger …

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