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July 11, 2016, 7:40 AM

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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.
Reuters:
Nintendo's stock rises over 22% 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.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Although Pokémon Go's sudden success is driven by nostalgia, Pokémon's mechanics are uniquely suited for augmented reality  —  Basically everyone is Pokémon Go-ing according to Twitter, and I'm sure basic resources like power and water will soon start to shut down because key staff are out chasing Pikachu.
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Jacob Donnelly / CoinDesk:
As Bitcoin “halving” cut miner rewards by 50% on Saturday, experts ponder possible effects on Bitcoin price, 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 for an event nicknamed ‘the halving’.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft updates Skype Bot platform with group support, adds support for new Slack and Facebook features to Bot Framework  —  Microsoft is updating its Microsoft Bot and Skype Bot platforms with new capabilities, as well as additional support for Facebook and Slack bot features.
Jennifer Baker / Ars Technica:
BT, Vodafone, and other European telcos publish “5G Manifesto” seeking lighter net neutrality regulation to encourage next generation network investment  —  BT, Vodafone, and chums all flex muscles, press for lighter regulation.  —  BRUSSELS—A coalition of nearly 20 telcos including BT …
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Deleted Tweet archive PostGhost shut down after Twitter cease and desist  —  PostGhost was a nascent website that archived the tweets of the famous, rich, and important.  The site got popular for finding and storing the deleted Tweets of politicians and even Lindsay Lohan who plead with the English PM to #remain.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Judge finds “reasonable basis” for fraud in Uber's outsourced investigation of legal foes in a suit against Uber, Kalanick for 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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