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July 28, 2015, 5:00 PM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
Motorola unveils $399 Motorola X Style with Universal LTE in US, $299 Moto X Play globally, and an upgraded, waterproof, and customizable $179 Moto G  —  Motorola doubles down on Moto X with Style, Play, updates Moto G  —  The Moto X Style will be known as the Pure Edition in the US, and will be sold directly to consumers.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 review: a great fix to the problems of Windows 8 with the new Start menu, Cortana, and more, but bugs linger and Edge browser lacks extensions  —  Windows 10 review  —  Looking back at Windows 8, it's easy to see where Microsoft went wrong.  It was a giant bet on touch-based computing …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Takes On Product Hunt, Shopify With Launchpad, An All-In-One Marketing And Sales Portal  —  Product Hunt has made a splash as a new place for startups to market new products, Shopify offers a way for them to easily start selling their products online, and Shyp takes the pain …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Twitter reports better-than-expected Q2 revenue of $502M with just 316M MAUs; stock rises more than 4% in after-hours trading  —  Twitter Pops 4% After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue And Profit Along With Anemic User Growth  —  Update: Twitter shares fell to flat in after-hours trading …
Cam Bunton / 9to5Mac:
T-Mobile adds free Apple Music cellular streaming, offers free next-gen iPhone upgrades to iPhone 6 buyers  —  Summer for T-Mobile this year has meant announcing a series of promotions and plans dubbed #UncarrierAmped.  Today, the company launched the latest, and last of these moves.
Stacey Higginbotham / Fortune:
Intel and Micron unveil new storage chip called 3D Xpoint that's 1,000 times faster than flash memory, doesn't use transistors, and is already in production  —  Intel and Micron team up to launch a new class of computer memory  —  The decade-long partnership between Intel and Micron to build better NAND …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Android users can now say ‘Ok Google’ to send messages via WhatsApp, WeChat, NextPlus, Telegram, and Viber  —  In April, Google launched custom voice actions on Android, allowing users to control select third-party apps simply by starting with the “Ok Google” command.
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms  —  Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names, a German privacy watchdog said on Tuesday, in the latest privacy setback for the U.S. company in Europe.  —  The Hamburg data protection authority, which is responsible …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Visa Invests in Stripe at $5 Billion Valuation and Strikes Commercial Deal, Too  —  Credit card companies think they have found an ally in the increasingly competitive world of online payments.  Its name is Stripe.  —  Visa has inked a commercial agreement with the payments startup …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Yelp Drops 14% After Reporting A Profit Miss In Q2 On Stronger-Than-Expected Revenue Of $133.9M  —  Following the bell, Yelp reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $133.9 million, and a per-share loss of $0.02.  The street had expected Yelp to generate a cent …
Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
Reuters:
Sources: education company Blackboard seeks $3B sale; Bank of America and Deutsche Bank hired to run auction  —  Exclusive: Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale - sources  —  Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms …
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
ShopKeep Registers $60M for Small-Merchant Payments Software  —  When Oracle Corp. paid $5.3 billion last year for large payments processing business Micros Systems Inc., partners at growth equity firm Activant Capital began scouring the market for innovative startups active in the space …
Fletcher Babb / VentureBeat:
Twitter's director of product management Todd Jackson departs for Dropbox, while head of growth Christian Oestlien moves to YouTube  —  Twitter's heads of Growth, Product are gone  —  Just a few minutes into Twitter's quarterly earnings report, we've already seen two major departures.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Trello Launches Enterprise Service With Single Sign-On Support, Brings Two-Factor Authentication To All Users  —  Trello, the kanban-style project management service that was spun out of Fog Creek Software last year, launched its enterprise service today.  While the company quietly introduced …

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