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July 31, 2018, 7:30 PM

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Apple:
Apple reports Q3 iPhone unit sales of 41.3M, up from 41.0M YoY, revenue of $53.3B, up 17% YoY, net income of $11.5B, up from $8.7B YoY  —  Revenue Up 17 Percent and EPS Up 40 Percent to New June Quarter Records  —  Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Apple reports $9.55B in services revenue, up 31% YoY, vs. $9.21B est., as the company moves toward its goal of $14B in quarterly services revenue by 2020  —  - Wall Street had expected software and services revenue to remain essentially unchanged from the previous quarter, according to StreetAccount.
More: MacRumors
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Apple says it has over 4M people in its beta programs for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS  —  For the past few years, Apple has made early versions of its operating systems available to those willing to brave the bugs.  Through its beta software program, anyone willing to deal with spotty battery life …
More: MacRumors
Facebook:
Facebook bans 32 Pages and accounts from FB and Instagram for “coordinated inauthentic behavior”, says they were far better at covering tracks than Russia's IRA  —  Today we removed 32 Pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior.
New York Times:
Sources: Facebook has alerted Congress to new coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages, ahead of midterms  —  WASHINGTON — Facebook is preparing to announce that it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign …
Bloomberg:
Inside Waymo's self-driving efforts in Phoenix and its partnership with the city's metro authority as it readies a pilot to connect people to public transit  —  For the past year, Kyla Jackson has been one of the only teenagers in the world who gets a ride to high school from a robot.
Richard Kerby:
Review of ~1,500 VCs shows about 40% attended either Stanford or Harvard, and the group is 82% male, 70% white, 26% Asian, 3% black, and 1% Hispanic  —  The lack of diversity within venture capital is something I have been hard at work to try and remedy and I write about frequently.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple has recently come under fire from several Chinese state media outlets for allegedly failing to effectively counter prohibited content in iMessages  —  The state-controlled media criticism comes amid rising trade tensions with the U.S.  —  BEIJING— Apple Inc. AAPL .32% has come under fire …
Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
DHS announces the creation of a new center aimed at guarding the nation's banks, energy companies, and other industries from major cyberattacks  —  Vice president's remarks are strongest White House condemnation to date and come as DHS forms new cyber hub to protect critical U.S. infrastructure
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Customer messaging unicorn Intercom debuts its app store with 100+ apps from partners including Google, Stripe, Salesforce, Atlassian, and Marketo  —  A look at Intercom's app store.  —  Ask Intercom CEO Eoghan McCabe about what he calls the “p word,” and he'll wince like he's describing an overripe fruit.
Tweets: @intercomdevs
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Code snippets in iOS 12 beta 5 suggest dual-SIM support is coming to future iPhone models  —  We've heard rumors about a possible dual-SIM iPhone model to be released this year, with the feature coming to the Plus model and including dual-SIM support for specific regions.

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