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July 29, 2015, 7:55 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.  —  “This was another strong quarter for our community,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “Engagement across our family …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is working on streaming PC games to Xbox One  —  Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system debuts today, enabling Xbox One game streaming to PCs.  While that's a neat feature for Xbox One owners, Microsoft is working on streaming PC games to Xbox One consoles too.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft execs speak about how they dealt with feedback for Windows 10, unifying platforms  —  The story of Windows 10 from inside Microsoft  —  Windows 10 has a lot to live up to.  Microsoft has made a lot of promises about it.  And oddly enough, we've heard most of them before, with Windows 8.
Terry Myerson / Windows Blog:
Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today  —  When we first unveiled Windows 10 in September, we outlined our plans for a new era of Windows.  We wanted to create a Windows that empowered people and organizations to do great things.  Our vision was one platform, one store …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Arjun Sethi / Yahoo:
Yahoo unveils an audioless video messaging app called Livetext, launching in US, UK, Canada, Germany, and France tomorrow  —  Yahoo Livetext - A New Way to Connect  —  We're all walking around with a device in our pockets, primarily to communicate with others.
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
GitHub raises $250M Series B at a $2B valuation, led by Sequoia Capital  —  GitHub Raises $250 Million at $2 Billion Valuation  —  Capital raise puts company's total funding at $350 million  —  Software is transforming industries from agriculture to automobiles.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google Translate's App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages  —  One of the most intense experiences you'll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours.  There's a host of tools you can use, but Google's Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out there over the years.
Ariha Setalvad / The Verge:
Facebook is testing out LinkedIn-style profile tags  —  Facebook seems to be taking a cue from LinkedIn and is early in the process of testing a new feature — profile tags.  —  Verge reader Luke M. alerted us to Facebook's new profile tags feature, and the company confirmed it was testing …
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Twilio raises $130M Series E led by Fidelity and T. Rowe Price, valuing it at over $1B  —  Twilio lands $130 million to make it easier to communicate via software  —  There's money to be had in the online communications marketplace.  —  San Francisco-based Twilio, a cloud-based communication …
Katrina Brooker / Bloomberg Business:
How Goldman Sachs Became a Tech-Investing Powerhouse  —  “They weren't coming just to get wasted,” says Mel Cavaricci—aka DJ Mel—recalling the crowd milling in front of his sound table at a party in March.  It was at the height of the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference, held in Austin, Texas.
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS Will Live-Stream Super Bowl Ads In Big Move For Media Industry  —  TV's most memorable and most-watched commercials will no longer be relegated to the TV set.  —  For nearly half a century, the only way for the average consumer to see all the glitzy commercials that accompanied …
AFP:
Google signs deal with Sri Lanka to bring internet to the entire country via Project Loon  —  Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons  —  Sri Lanka teamed up on Tuesday with Google to bring high-speed Internet access to the island using balloons, aiming to become …

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