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July 28, 2017, 4:25 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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Facebook unveils Messenger 2.1 with built-in natural language processing, payments SDK, and a handover protocol service which is now in open beta  —  Facebook today launched Messenger Platform 2.1 with new features to give developers and brands more ways to reach potential customers …
John Shinal / CNBC:
Report: Google has bought 52 properties in Sunnyvale, California, for $820M to fill in gaps near other campuses  —  - The report comes one month after Google won exclusive rights with the city of San Jose to buy land there.  — Google, which said earlier this week it now has more than 72,000 employees …
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 …
More: MarketWatch and RedfinThanks:@taylor_soper
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Google plans to merge Google Play Music with YouTube Red to create a new streaming service, YouTube's head of music Lyor Cohen confirmed  —  One service to cover everything (almost)  —  YouTube's head of music confirmed that the company is planning on merging its Google Play Music service …
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
Twitter's Q2 revenue of $574M beats expectations, but monthly active users remain flat at 328M; advertising revenue decreased 8% YoY to $489M; shares fall 12%+  —  - Twitter posted better-than-expected earnings and revenue growth in its second-quarter earnings report.

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