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July 31, 2015, 2:15 PM

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Yusuf Mehdi / Windows Blog:
Windows 10 passes 14M installs 24 hours after launch  —  Windows 10 - The First 24 Hours  —  It has been an incredible 24 hours for Windows and our fans.  We're humbled and grateful to see the response to Windows 10.  We have seen unprecedented demand for Windows 10 …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
YotaPhone cancels US launch of YotaPhone 2 despite successful Indiegogo campaign, citing complications with its manufacturing partners  —  YotaPhone 2 won't be coming to the US  —  Yota Devices revealed today that it is canceling its plans to launch the YotaPhone 2 in the US, citing complications with its manufacturing partners.
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Apple to debut new Apple TV with App Store, SDK, Siri support, and touch remote during September iPhone event  —  Get Ready For A New Apple TV In September  —  The new Apple TV is headed to market along with an App Store of its own.  Next step: that long-in-the-offing subscription internet-TV service.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Nvidia recalls all Shield Tablets due to battery fire hazard  —  Nvidia promised spectacular, unprecedented gaming performance from its 8-inch Shield Tablet last year, but its pursuit of extreme performance seems to have gone a tiny bit too far.  The company is now recalling …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Anti-Virus Firm BitDefender Admits Breach, Hacker Claims Stolen Passwords Are Unencrypted  —  BitDefender, a much-respected anti-virus firm, has leaked a portion of its customers' usernames and passwords after facing an extortion attempt by a hacker, going by the name DetoxRansome.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Snapchat Revenue Could Hit $50 Million This Year — But It Still Needs a CFO  —  Snapchat is finally making some real money, with a lot more coming in 2016.  It's also looking for someone to manage all that cash.  —  Snapchat is targeting around $50 million in revenue this year …
James Crabtree / Financial Times:
Uber to invest $1B in India as it looks to hit 1M daily rides in the country by March 2016  —  Uber to plough $1bn into India investment drive  —  Uber is set to plough $1bn into a major expansion in India, placing its investment in the country on a par with China and signalling an escalation …
Bloomberg Business:
Appeals court upholds Microsoft's $14.5M jury verdict against Motorola in patent royalty case  —  Microsoft Beats Google as Patent Royalty Case May Aid Consumers  —  Microsoft Corp. won an appeals court ruling that may lower the rates many electronics makers pay to license technology considered standard in smartphones and computers.
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Microsoft joins with Jasper in Internet of Things alliance  —  The gold rush is on foe the Internet of Things as startups and tech heavyweights alike seek to cash in on a burgeoning universe of connected devices.  Thus Microsoft's latest alliance with Jasper, which offers management technology for those devices.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Integral Ad Science Raises $67 Million as It Tackles Ad Viewability, Fraud and Effectiveness … Integral Ad Science, an advertising technology firm that helps marketers make sure their Web ad campaigns run where and how they are supposed to, has raised $67 million, as the company looks …

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