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July 28, 2017, 11:00 AM

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Amazon.com:
Amazon reports Q2 revenue of $38B, up 25% YoY, as net income drops from $857M to $197M YoY; AWS revenue rose 42% YoY to $4.1B; headcount reaches 382K, up 31K  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Facebook unveils Messenger Platform 2.1 with built-in natural language processing, a payments SDK, and bot-to-human handover protocol in open beta  —  Facebook today launched Messenger Platform 2.1 with new features to give developers and brands more ways to reach potential customers …
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
Expedia leads $400M investment in Indonesian travel site Traveloka with $350M; source says at $2B valuation  —  Traveloka Holding Ltd. raised $400 million in a funding round led by Expedia Inc. that conferred a $2 billion valuation on Indonesia's largest online travel startup, a person familiar with the matter said.
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Redfin prices IPO at $15 per share, higher than expected $12-$14, raising $138M, at a valuation of $1.2B  —  Redfin priced its initial public offering at $15 per share on Thursday night, above the anticipated range, signaling strong interest in the tech-powered real estate brokerage in advance …
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple confirms it has discontinued iPod nano and iPod shuffle; iPod touch now starts at 32GB for $199, 128GB for $299  —  Apple updated its iPod lineup on Thursday and discontinued the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle.  —  They were the last two iPods that didn't run iOS, the same software on the iPhone.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
USB 3.2 specification announced, which promises double data transfer speeds, or up to 20Gbps, over existing Type-C ports and cables  —  The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, comprising Apple, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and other companies, today introduced an upcoming USB 3.2 specification …
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Meg Whitman says she will not be Uber CEO, is fully committed to HPE and is not going anywhere  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman wants everyone to know that's not going to Uber.  Bloomberg and Recode had reported that she was on the short list for the CEO spot …
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
 

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