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July 17, 2018, 5:55 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches Skype version 8.0 for desktop, with HD video, screen-sharing in calls, and improved chat, plans more features this summer like call recording  —  Skype's redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a number …
Wall Street Journal:
Netflix reports Q2 membership growth of 5.2M, 1M less than forecast, and a profit of $384M, up from $65M last year; stock down 14% after hours  —  Video site blamed faulty internal forecasting, not business reasons like price increases  —  Netflix Inc. missed its own forecasts …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Instapaper says Pinterest will transfer ownership of the service to an independent company owned and operated by the team that has worked on it since 2013  —  Read-it-later and bookmarking service Instapaper announced today that it will once again be an independent operation.
CNBC:
Amazon suffers glitches in both mobile app and desktop site as Prime Day kicks off, including shopping cart errors and endless loops when trying to get to deals  —  - Some users saw an error page featuring the “dogs of Amazon” and were never able to enter the site.
Daniel Boffey / The Guardian:
Airbnb found in breach of EU consumer law regarding hidden costs, unclear terms and conditions, and more; regulator gives company until end of August to rectify  —  Accommodation service told it needs to be clearer on total cost including fees and charges  —  Airbnb has been found in breach …
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Ming-Chi Kuo report: Galaxy S10 to come in three sizes in 2019, with 5.8", 6.1", 6.4" screens; the larger two will have fingerprint sensors built into display  —  - Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup is expected to be composed of three models when it launches next year, according to a well-known research analyst.
Jan Wolfe / Reuters:
IBM seeks $167M from Groupon for infringing on ecommerce patents, says Amazon, Facebook, and Google licensed its patents for between $20M and $50M per company  —  WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp on Monday asked a U.S. jury to award it $167 million …
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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Uber is being investigated by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over gender discrimination, a probe which began last August  —  EEOC investigators have been seeking information related to hiring practices, pay disparity and other matters

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