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July 20, 2016, 4:15 PM

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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Unilever acquires Dollar Shave Club, sources say for $1B; DSC founder and CEO Michael Dubin to continue running the company  —  Unilever announced on Tuesday evening that it is getting into the razor business, by agreeing to acquire Dollar Shave Club.  —  No financial terms were disclosed …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter permanently suspends Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos for repeated violation of rules regarding targeted abuse of users  —  After years of provocation, Twitter has permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos from its service.  —  After years of provocation, Twitter has permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos from its service.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
A history of Facebook Messenger as it reaches 1B monthly users five years after its debut; 17B photos are now sent through the service each month  —  Facebook's gamble of forcing users to download Messenger has paid off.  Despite the backlash, Messenger has doubled its user count in 20 months …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft debuts Bookings, a new Office 365 service for online appointment scheduling  —  Microsoft this morning announced an expansion to its Office 365 suite with the debut of a new service called Bookings, which will allow customers to schedule appointments with a business using online software.
Ganesh T S / AnandTech:
Seagate unveils three 10TB, helium-based 7200 RPM hard drives for the consumer market, with prices starting at $460  —  Our recent interview with Seagate's CTO, Mark Re, gave us an idea about of the future of the hard drive market.  As late as Q1 2016, Seagate had considered helium-based drives suitable for high-end applications only.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
SwiftKey debuts its first product since Microsoft acquisition, emoji prediction keyboard Swiftmoji  —  Keyboard app maker Swiftkey, which was acquired by Microsoft for $250 million in February, has officially launched its first product since that acquisition — and it's an emoji-predicting keyboard app, called Swiftmoji.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Source: Niantic postponed Pokémon Go Japan launch after internal communication from McDonald's Japan, the game's sponsor, detailing the launch leaked  —  Game-maker Niantic has postponed today's scheduled launch of Pokémon Go in Japan following an email leak.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:

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