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July 29, 2016, 4:20 PM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Filing: Microsoft to layoff 2,850 from mobile and sales divisions as it completes Nokia cuts, which started in 2015  —  MIcrosoft is cutting 2,850 more jobs beyond the 1,850 that the company announced would be eliminated earlier this year.  The new cuts will hit phone hardware and sales.
Jonathan Zdziarski / Zdziarski's Blog of Things:
Deleted WhatsApp messages leave behind forensic artifacts that could be reconstructed by someone with access to your device or iCloud backups  —  Sorry, folks, while experts are saying the encryption checks out in WhatsApp, it looks like the latest version of the app tested leaves forensic trace …
Reuters:
Sources: FBI investigates cyber intrusion into Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, following DNC breach, and its potential ties to Russian hackers  —  The FBI is investigating a cyber attack against another Democratic Party group, which may be related to an earlier hack …
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Alphabet beats expectations with net profit of $4.88B, up 24% YoY, on revenue of $21.5B, up 21% YoY  —  Google parent Alphabet Inc. rode strong advertising demand to a 24% increase in profits, as it continues to capture users and advertisers shifting to mobile.
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Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Instagram will soon let users filter comments on their posts, turn off comments on individual posts, or turn off comments on their posts entirely  —  Instagram is taking an unusual step to deal with the complicated ethics of online commenting.  It's giving users the ability to make the choice …
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Bloomberg:
Source: Apple's car project switches focus to developing an autonomous driving software system, though Apple isn't ditching efforts to create its own vehicle  —  Dan Dodge, former founder, CEO of QNX, joined Apple this year  —  Bob Mansfield took over cars initiative with emphasis on tech
Saurabh Gupta / Official Google for Work Blog:
Google introduces add-ons for Docs and Sheets on Android; initial integrations include DocuSign and Scanbot  —  Posted by By Saurabh Gupta, Product Manager, Google Apps  —  We know many of you consider your mobile device as your primary tool to consume business information …

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