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July 30, 2016, 8:05 AM

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Reuters:
Sources: Clinton campaign computer network hacked in addition to Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee  —  The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack …
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Filing: Microsoft to layoff 2,850 staff 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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Big data integrator Talend closes up 41% in Nasdaq debut, raising $94.5M in an IPO  —  French-American big data startup Talend made its debut as a public company today with a pop. After pricing its shares at $18 last night (above the expected range of $15-$17), the company began trading …
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 …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon reaches new high of 268,900 employees — skyrocketing 47% in just one year  —  Amazon said it added approximately 23,700 employees worldwide in the second quarter, bringing its total employment to 268,900.  —  Amazon's headcount has grown by a staggering amount over the last few years.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Bloomberg:
IRS delivers a notice of deficiency for $3B-$5B to Facebook, claims Facebook undervalued assets transferred to Irish subsidiary in 2010  —  IRS issues notice for 2010 tax year over operations transfer  —  Facebook plans to challenge notice in federal tax court
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sony posts $205M profit as downsized mobile business stops bleeding cash  —  Sony posted a slim ¥21.2 billion ($205 million) profit for its Q1 2016.  That's down on the ¥82.4 billion profit it carded this time last year, but in general the quarter was a mixed bag of positives …
CB Insights:
Only two of 21 tech companies acquired in 2016 for $1B+ were venture-backed unicorns  —  There are buyers of tech companies doing deals of $1B+.  They're just not interested in overvalued unicorns. … The unicorn list currently consists of 169 venture-backed unicorns valued at a collective $600B.

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