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July 11, 2016, 4:35 PM

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Joseph Schwartz / SimilarWeb Blog:
On July 7, one day after its release, Pokémon Go had more Android installations than Tinder in US, and by July 8 it was on 5.16% of US Android devices  —  Unless you're been living under a rock or hiding in some tall grass you've probably heard of Pokémon GO, the app that has taken America by storm.
Adam Reeve:
Signing up for Pokémon Go on iOS with Google gives the game full access to your Google account  —  I figured I'd post this because I don't see anyone else talking about it and it bothers me.  If you didn't know, Pokemon Go is the latest in the long running series of games from Nintendo …
Reuters:
Nintendo's stock rises over 24% in Tokyo trading, extending last week's gains after the release of Pokémon Go  —  Shares of Japan's Nintendo Co soared more than 20 percent in early Tokyo trading on Monday, extending last week's gains, on hopes that the popularity of its new Pokemon GO smartphone game will boost its results.
Ethan Chiel / Fusion:
Pokémon Go's launch hiccups include: private homes listed as PokéSpots, fake app Android malware, some robbers lured players to vulnerable locations, more  —  Pokémon Go is a new augmented reality (AR) game that allows players to wander the world catching tiny cartoon …
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Twitter partners with CBS and CBSN to livestream Republican and Democratic Conventions  —  Twitter has been perhaps the most talked about platform this election cycle.  (Thanks, Donald Trump.)  Now, in hopes of capturing even more of the political conversation, the company is announcing …
Bloomberg:
Line prices IPO at the top of its range at $32.84 per share, to raise up to $1.3B at $6.9B valuation; trading starts July 14 in NY and July 15 in Tokyo  —  Yuji Nakamura , Takashi Amano , Pavel Alpeyev  —  Messaging app to fully exercise greenshoe to sell more stock
Jacob Donnelly / CoinDesk:
Experts ponder possible effects of Bitcoin “halving”, which cut miner rewards by 50% on Saturday, on Bitcoin price and the mining industry  —  It's an event that brings equal parts predictability and uncertainty.  —  For close to a year, bitcoin miners and investors have been preparing …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Germany's Brillen.de raises $49M from TCV to take its eyewear marketplace international  —  Brillen.de, a bootstrapped, family-run company in Germany that has built an online business selling its own eyewear by tapping into a network of independent and local opticians, has raised €45 million …
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