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July 23, 2018, 6:05 PM

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Alphabet:
Alphabet reports Q2 revenue of $32.7B, up 26% YoY, and net income of $3.2B including EU fine; excluding the fine, net income was $8.3B; stock up 3%+ after hours  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - July 23, 2018 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Qualcomm unveils first mmWave 5G and sub-6GHz antenna modules for 5G smartphones and mobile hotspots in 2019  —  Qualcomm has solved a big problem for a certain variation of 5G: getting the chips small enough to fit in handheld devices.  —  On Monday, Qualcomm unveiled its new QTM052 millimeter wave …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources: Pinterest is aiming for IPO by mid-2019, is close to ~$1B in ad sales in 2018 after hitting $500M in 2017, and now has a valuation between $13B-$15B  —  - Pinterest is poised to almost double revenue this year, getting close to $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Avery Hartmans / Business Insider:
Susan Fowler Rigetti, the former Uber engineer who blew the whistle on sexual harassment at the company, has joined the NYT as technology opinion editor in SF  —  - Susan Fowler Rigetti, the woman who blew the whistle on Uber's sexist culture, has been hired by The New York Times.
Bloomberg:
According to speed test service Ookla, Apple's iPhone X on average has downloaded data at 29.7 Mbps, well behind Samsung's Galaxy S9 at 38.9 Mbps  —  - Loading speeds have become a key selling point for Samsung  — Qualcomm says its modems produce faster connections for phones
James Ball / Columbia Journalism Review:
It is time for newsrooms to cover technology extensively, across desks, acting as watchdogs rather than cheerleaders  —  A lowly tech employee was trying to do some simple task online and found out it was really hard.  Inspired by that difficulty, he—and it was almost always a he …

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