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July 27, 2018, 8:15 AM

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Bloomberg:
Slack to buy HipChat and Stride assets from Atlassian, Atlassian will make equity investment in Slack; HipChat and Stride to shut down in February 2019  —  Atlassian Corp. is selling its corporate chat software to rival Slack Technologies Inc. and taking a small stake in the startup …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Twitter posts record Q2 profit of $100M, beats estimates on revenue of $711M, up 24% YoY, but monthly users fell by 1M from Q1 to 335M due to increased removals  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) posted record profit on Friday with second quarter revenue that beat financial analysts' estimates …
CNBC:
Facebook closes down 19% after the disappointing user numbers and revenue growth projections, losing almost $120B in market value in a day  —  - The company missed projections on key metrics after struggling with data leaks and fake news scandals.  — The stock is flirting with bear market territory …
Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
Google updates Play Store policies, no longer allowing crypto miners, apps that aid the sale of firearms or accessories, apps that primarily serve ads, and more  —  Google regularly updates its Play Store developer policies; the last time it happened, fake ID apps were banned from being submitted by developers.
Amazon.com:
Amazon announces Q2 revenues of $52.89B vs. $53.41B est., net sales of $52.8B, up 39% YoY, and net income of $2.5B, up from $197M in Q2 2017  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018.  —  Operating cash flow increased 22% …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
PYMNTS.com:
Stripe announces Stripe Issuing, a service for companies to quickly create, distribute, and manage their own physical and virtual payment cards using an API  —  Payments company Stripe is rolling out a new solution that lets businesses create and issue their own credit and debit cards, the company announced on Thursday (July 26).
Steven Musil / CNET:
Facebook bans Alex Jones from using his account for the next 30 days after removing four of his videos for violating its community standards  —  Alex Jones, the founder and star of conspiracy site Infowars, has been suspended by Facebook — and may face harsher consequences.
Zack Hendlin / Official LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn rolling out feature that lets users send voice messages on Android and iOS, receive them on mobile and the web; feature available globally within weeks  —  Have you ever typed out a long message and thought about how much faster and easier it would be to say it out loud?
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Study: the higher productivity growth of the biggest companies, including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, results from investment in their own technology  —  The secret of success for Amazon, Google and Microsoft is how much they invest in their own technology

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