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July 27, 2016, 8:35 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.  —  “Our community and business had another good quarter,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “We're particularly pleased …
Apple:
Apple says it has now sold over a billion iPhones  —  Cupertino, California July 27, 2016At an employee meeting in Cupertino this morning, CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple recently sold the billionth iPhone.  —  “iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Raj Iyengar / The Official Google Blog:
Google Play launches Family Library, a way for up to 6 family members to share purchases across devices  —  Friday night is movie night at our home, and my wife and I look forward to our weekly ritual of putting the kids to bed, getting some takeout, and catching up on our movie wishlist.
Ina Fried / Recode:
Microsoft launches Pix, a free camera app for the iPhone that uses AI to enhance photos  —  Born in the company's research labs, Microsoft Pix focuses on taking better pictures of people.  —  Don't look now, but Microsoft is becoming a serious player in the world of iPhone apps.
Shari Steele / The Tor Blog:
External investigator hired by Tor confirms inappropriate conduct by Jacob Appelbaum; Tor creates anti-harassment policy, complaints process, community council  —  Seven weeks ago, I published a blog post saying that Jacob Appelbaum had left the Tor Project, and I invited people to contact …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Xiaomi unveils $750 Mi Notebook Air laptop in 13.3" and 12.5" sizes, launches in China August 2  —  It wouldn't be a Xiaomi event if it was just announcing one product.  In addition to the new Redmi Pro smartphone, the Chinese company threw in a huge surprise by launching its first-ever laptop line …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr launches ads on all users' blogs Thursday, will unveil revenue program for partners later in 2016; users can opt out of ads on their blogs  —  Tumblr this week quietly announced plans to roll out a new advertising program across its site which will see it implementing ads across users' blogs.
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Reddit to debut Promoted User Posts on August 4, a new ad offering that lets marketers sponsor user-generated posts  —  Marketers Will Be Allowed to Sponsor (Consenting) Redditors' Posts  —  Picture this: It's 2020 and Reddit is the third most downloaded app in Apple's App Store …

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
How Google Plans To Use AI To Reinvent The $3 Trillion US Healthcare Industry  —  In this report we explore Google's many healthcare initiatives and areas of potential future expansion.

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