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July 12, 2016, 10:05 AM

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Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Niantic: Pokémon Go requesting full Google account access on iOS is an error and a client-side fix is coming soon, game only accesses basic Google profile info  —  Niantic Labs: 'Google will soon reduce Pokémon Go's permission.'  —  If you spent your weekend wandering around …
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.
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.
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Niantic CEO John Hanke interview: Pokémon Go's goals are to nudge players to exercise, explore real world, and team up  —  On Saturday night, my girlfriend and I snuck away from the cocktail reception at a charity dinner because “Pokémon Go” informed us there might be a Pikachu nearby, and we were on the hunt.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Source: SEC investigating Tesla for possible securities law breach after it failed to disclose Autopilot-related crash to investors  —  Authorities probing whether auto maker should have disclosed Autopilot-related crash to investors  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission …
Wall Street Journal:
Seagate to cut 6.5K jobs, about 14% of workforce globally, increases revenue expectations to $2.65B from $2.3B for quarter that ended July 1  —  Company says it will cut 6,500 positions less than two weeks after announcing 1,600 job cuts  —  Seagate Technology PLC said it is cutting …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Google aims to train 2M developers in India with free “Android Skilling” program across hundreds of universities and training schools  —  Android push adds new front to battle with Apple for talent  —  Training capacity may reach 250,000 students annually
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Judge finds basis for fraud in Uber's outsourced investigation of plaintiffs and lawyers who sued CEO Kalanick over surge pricing anti-trust issues  —  When a young labor lawyer named Andrew Schmidt first filed suit against Uber in December of last year, he couldn't have predicted it would make him a target.

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