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July 19, 2016, 6:45 PM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft reports GAAP revenue of $20.6B, operating income of $3.1B for FY16 Q4; commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeds $12.1B  —  Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights Fourth Quarter Results  —  Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeds $12.1 billion
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Snapchat confirms acquisition of Toronto startup Bitstrips, integrates Bitmojis into app to offer more personalized emoji  —  Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the startup behind Bitmoji, back in March.  The acquisition was worth a reported $100 million, but at the time, how the product would be integrated wasn't clear.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Twitter now lets anyone request a verified account  —  Twitter is opening the blue checkmark to everyone.  Starting today, the company will let users request a verified account on its website by filling out a form with a verified phone number and email address, a profile photo …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sources: Pokémon Go to launch in Japan tomorrow; McDonald's will be the first launch partner, with 3K+ stores set to be sponsored “gym” locations  —  Pokémon Go fever has doubled the value of Nintendo's business, pushing it past Sony in the process.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Skycure lands $16.5M Series B round for mobile cybersecurity platform  —  Sitting in a Tel Aviv office, my interviewee borrowed my iPhone for a simple demo.  Inside two minutes, he was displaying my key strokes and web browsing onto a big screen in the meeting room, entirely remotely.
Andrew Dalton / Engadget:
Mercedes' CityPilot autonomous bus technology connects to city network, communicates with infrastructure on a 20km test drive in the Netherlands  —  Mercedes-Benz's CityPilot autonomous bus technology just got a real-world, long-range test drive on the streets and highways of the Netherlands.

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