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July 11, 2018, 9:50 PM

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Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
Broadcom announces it will acquire IT management software company CA Technologies for $18.9B in cash  —  Broadcom announced on Wednesday it had entered into an agreement to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9 billion.  The takeover would mark a strategic win for Broadcom in the months following …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Magic Leap says this summer it will start shipping the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, running on the Nvidia Tegra X2, with AT&T as the sole US wireless vendor  —  Following four years of development, Magic Leap announced today that it will begin shipping the Magic Leap One Creator Edition this summer …
New York Times:
Twitter says over the next week it will adjust users' follower counts to no longer include locked accounts, dropping Twitter's combined follower count by ~6%  —  Twitter will begin removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from users' followers on Thursday, signaling a major new effort …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple Watches with larger displays, iPad Pros with Face ID and no Home button, a new low-price laptop, and a Mac mini refresh are coming this fall  —  Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has published a new research note for investors that includes new details …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube TV went down during a crucial World Cup match, the second such outage since it went down during an NBA game in May  —  YouTube TV, Google's internet-delivered subscription TV service, was hit with nationwide outages Wednesday — right in the middle of Fox's broadcast …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Alphabet says Loon and Wing, X's internet balloon and delivery drone projects, are “graduating” to become full companies under the Alphabet corporate umbrella  —  The two companies will be part of Alphabet's Other Bets division  —  Alphabet has announced that Loon and Wing …
Richard Trenholm / CNET:
Sirin unveils Finney blockchain-based smartphone with an embedded cold wallet accessible via extra screen and a token conversion service, coming Nov. for $1,000  —  The whole point of cryptocurrency is that it's virtual money stored in the ether.  But you can still carry bitcoins in your pocket, as long as you have a Sirin Finney.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
In iOS 11.4.1, Apple fixed a longstanding bug that caused some region-specific iOS devices to crash when “Taiwan” was typed or Taiwan flag emojis were displayed  —  Apple fixed the denial-of-service flaw in update released Monday.  —  The iOS 11.4.1 update Apple released Monday …
Karen Freifeld / Reuters:
Commerce Department signs deal with ZTE to lift the US export ban, pending completion of a $400M escrow payment, part of the $1.4B settlement reached last month  —  (Reuters) - The United States signed an agreement with ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) that paves the way for the Chinese tech company …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
DOJ has quietly settled with 3D printable gun inventor Cody Wilson, who argued that gun blueprints were protected speech, five years after the takedown order  —  Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns.  The government tried to stop him.  He sued—and won.
Adam Fisher / Wired:
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Opera is testing a built-in crypto wallet in its Android browser, with support for Ethereum-based tokens, collectibles, and DApps, available in private beta now  —  Cryptocurrencies: They're kind of a big deal.  Bitcoin, one of the most popular digital currencies on the market …
Stefanie Fogel / Variety:
Blizzard Entertainment announces exclusive multi-year agreement for live TV coverage of its professional esports league for Overwatch with ESPN and Disney  —  The Overwatch League quarterfinals start Wednesday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET and fans can now watch all of the action on ESPN, Disney …

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