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July 26, 2018, 8:30 AM

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Facebook:
Facebook reports Q2 revenue of $13.23B, up 42% YoY, 1.47B DAUs, up 11% YoY, and net income of $5.1B, up 31% YoY  —  Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.  —  “Our community and business continue to grow quickly,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Q2 earnings saw MAUs climb just 1.54%, down from Q1's 3.14%, marking its slowest ever growth rate, and revenue of $13.23B missed estimates of $13.36B  —  Facebook has hit a wall.  The social network succumbed to the public backlash over its handling of fake news, privacy …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Reuters:
Qualcomm says it will drop its $44B NXP offer as the deadline passed with no approval from China and pay a $2B breakup fee to NXP  —  SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - The deadline for Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) to buy NXP Semiconductors (NXPI.O) passed at midnight U.S. eastern time without …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Amid patent dispute, Qualcomm says it believes Apple intends to solely use modems from a competitor, likely Intel, for the next iPhone release  —  Apple appears to be making some big changes to the chips in its upcoming iPhones — and that could mean your next iPhone downloads data slower than rival Android devices.
Qualcomm:
Qualcomm reports Q3 revenues of $5.6B, up 4% YoY, net income of $1.2B, up 41% YoY; says it will terminate proposed acquisition of NXP  —  SAN DIEGO - July 25, 2018 - Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 24, 2018.
Andrew Martonik / Android Central:
Samsung announces it is developing flexible OLED display certified as “unbreakable” by Underwriters Laboratories, that survived 26 4-foot drops  —  This is the direction the industry is heading.  —  Samsung Display has announced that it has developed a truly “unbreakable” …
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Twitter CEO addresses claims about some Republican leaders not appearing in search auto-suggestions, points to a thread that offers explanation and vows changes  —  The latest allegations of shadow banning on the platform were sparked by a Vice News report  —  Twitter has hit …
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Coinbase partners with WeGift to let Coinbase customers in Australia and select EU countries convert their tokens to digital gift cards at popular stores  —  It's still quite hard to buy physical goods using bitcoins or ethers.  Coinbase plans to (partially) solve that issue with a new partnership with WeGift.
Bloomberg:
A look at how Google treats its contract workers, some of whom write code, recruit staff, and manage teams, yet don't have access to the firm's celebrated perks  —  About half of Google's workers are contractors who don't receive the same benefits as direct employees
Erin Teague / YouTube Blog:
YouTube adds a Watch Together button to its VR app on Daydream View and Samsung Gear VR that lets users watch and discuss videos with others in a virtual space  —  We love VR at YouTube because it's a powerful way to see and experience the world.  Have you ever wondered what it's like in the ice caves of Antarctica?
Dona Sarkar / Windows Blog:
Microsoft releases Windows 10 test build with Flashlight, which lets VR users look at their physical environment, and a predictive model for starting updates  —  Hello Windows Insiders!  —  Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17723 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring …
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Google announces its Cloud IoT Edge software and Edge TPU chip, which will be released as a reference design in October, to bring machine learning to IoT  —  Now that the internet of things is really a thing, Google plans to release a version of its machine-learning chips designed …

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