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July 27, 2018, 4:15 PM

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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 …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Twitter closes down more than 20% after company reports 1M QoQ decline in monthly active users  —  - Monthly active users (MAUs): 335 million vs. 338.5 million, according to StreetAccount and FactSet estimate  —  Twitter shares plummeted 19 percent Friday after the company reported a decline in monthly active users and weak guidance.
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?
Claire Boston / Bloomberg:
SEC filing: MoviePass ran out of money and couldn't cover the bills causing service outage on Thursday, had to take out short term $6M+ loan due in early August  —  Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc., the parent company of MoviePass, received a short-term loan for more than $6 million …
Christopher Yasiejko / Bloomberg:
IBM wins $83M from Groupon for infringing on ecommerce patents  —  - Patent case IBM's first to go to jury in at least 20 years  — Win adds value for IBM's portfolio of more than 45,000 patents  —  A U.S. jury awarded International Business Machines Corp. $83.5 million after finding …
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Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
New York State Public Service Commission voted to revoke approval of the 2016 Charter/TWC merger saying company failed to meet broadband buildout obligations  —  - The New York State Public Service Commission voted on Friday to revoke its approval of the 2016 merger agreement between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable.
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
UK's Improbable raises $50M from NetEase to bring its large-scale game simulation platform SpatialOS to China; sources: Improbable doubled its valuation to $2B  —  - SoftBank-backed Improbable has raised $50 million via a strategic investment from Chinese gaming giant NetEase.
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