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July 21, 2017, 7:45 PM

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
After multiple user reports of video throttling, Verizon admits it is testing a new video optimization system  —  Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix's speed test tool appears to be capped at 10Mbps, raising fears that the carrier is throttling video streaming on its mobile network.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Lyft creates a division to develop its own “open self-driving platform”  —  Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles.  It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division and a self-driving system car manufacturers could plug into their self-driving cars.
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
Microsoft using a trademark suit to seize control of domain names like livemicrosoft.net, to cut off Fancy Bear's malware-controlling servers from their victims  —  A new offensive by Microsoft has been making inroads against the Russian government hackers behind last year's election meddling …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Intel files a public statement with ITC accusing Qualcomm of anticompetitive practices in Qualcomm vs Apple case  —  Intel says Qualcomm's patent spat with Apple is really about quashing competition from Intel.  —  Intel has jumped into the fray surrounding the Apple-Qualcomm patent spat …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Microsoft CFO Amy Hood: for the first time, Microsoft got more revenue from Office 365 subscriptions than from traditional Office software licensing  —  Shares of Microsoft hit record territory in after-hours trading on Thursday, topping $75 a share, after the software giant's better-than-expected financial results.
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi confirms he left the company  —  “Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in response to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform's co-founder.  It's atypical for the creator of such a high-profile company …
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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal says he is leaving in August after five years at the company  —  Aditya Agarwal, who came in to Dropbox from its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be leaving the company.  —  He announced his departure in a post on Facebook.
Facebook: Aditya Agarwal
Kathleen Chaykowski / Forbes:
A look at how Twitch and YouTube gamers helped Discord grow to 9M daily active users, overtaking Slack's 5M daily active users  —  Six days a week, a 26-year-old videogaming celebrity who goes by the name “Lirik” regales his 1.7 million followers on the streaming service Twitch …
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