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July 24, 2018, 1:05 AM

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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.
Brad Sams / Thurrott.com:
Sources: Microsoft working on two new Xbox consoles, one of them a lower-powered streaming box for upcoming game streaming service referred to as Scarlett Cloud  —  Back at E3, Microsoft mentioned that they were working on a next-generation console.  At that time, I noted that this new console …
Ry Crist / CNET:
Amazon adds audio equalizer controls for Echo devices in Alexa app, as well as via English voice commands in US, and opens the EQ functionality to third parties  —  Audiophiles love to nitpick over the way their music sounds, but until now, you haven't been able to do that with any of Amazon's Echo smart speakers.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Publishers like NPR, Al Jazeera, and Bloomberg Media add editorial resources to smart speaker efforts but monetization remains unclear  —  Home voice assistants or smart speakers are still in their infancy as a consumer and revenue proposition, but publishers are stepping up their efforts …
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.
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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