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July 23, 2015, 9:00 PM

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Business Wire:
Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 20% to $23.18 Billion  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015.  —  Operating cash flow increased 69% to $8.98 billion for the trailing twelve months …
Samantha Murphy Kelly / Mashable:
Apple yanks Google's Nest smart thermostat from website and retail stores  —  You can no longer purchase Google's popular smart thermostat on Apple's online store or at its retail locations.  —  Apple confirmed to Mashable it has pulled the web-connected product — considered …
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Meerkat to launch feature on iOS that lets GoPro3 and, soon, GoPro4 owners stream from camera  —  Meerkat launches GoPro integration  —  Streaming video app Meerkat will now allow some GoPro owners to stream directly from their cameras—the first time Meerkat has extended the ability to broadcast beyond a mobile device.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google Offers To Give Away Patents To Startups In Its Push Against Patent Trolls  —  Back in April, Google launched a pop-up, temporary marketplace for companies to sell patents, with Google being the sole buyer.  Today, the search and mobile giant is expanding that marketplace in the other direction …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Brings Its 360-Degree Movies App, Spotlight Stories, To iOS  —  Google Spotlight Stories, a mobile app featuring immersive, 360 degree animated films originally developed by Motorola ahead of its 2011 Google acquisition, has now made its way to iOS devices.
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft is working on 5.2" and 5.7" Lumia phones with iris scanners, 20MP PureView cameras, USB Type-C, optional Surface Pen for bigger Lumia  —  Microsoft's Cityman and Talkman flagship Lumia phones and what you need to know  —  Over the last few weeks, rumors …
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Palantir's SEC filing confirms it has issued $500M worth of stock, raised $450M so far in the latest financing round  —  Confirmed: Palantir raised a huge $450 million investment  —  Palantir just disclosed in an SEC form that it has raised a huge round of investment.
Michael Zhang / PetaPixel:
Flickr Pro is back: $5.99/month or $49.99/year for a Pro badge, better analytics, and no ads  —  Flickr Bringing Back Pro: Pay to Get Badge, Analytics, and No Ads  —  Flickr is bringing back Pro memberships.  Today the photo sharing service announced that paid subscription plans are returning for both existing and new members.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple launches 2015 back-to-school promotion, offers free Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of an eligible Mac  —  Apple Launches 2015 Back to School Promotion, Offers Free Beats Solo2 Headphones With Mac Purchase  —  Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
IBM Acquires Database-As-A-Service Startup Compose  —  IBM today announced that it has acquired Compose, the Y Combinator-backed database-as-a-service startup originally known as MongoHQ.  Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  —  Compose had raised $6.4 million since …

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