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July 18, 2019, 8:30 PM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft reports Q4 revenue of $33.7B, up 12% YoY, operating income of $12.4B, up 20% YoY, and net income of $13.2B, up 49% YoY  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 18, 2019 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year:
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Microsoft reports Q4 Intelligent Cloud revenue of $11.39B, up 19% YoY, with Azure revenue up 64% YoY, its lowest growth rate in at least four years  —  KEY POINTS  —  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reacts during a panel session on day three of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 24, 2019.
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Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Inside 18 months of turmoil at Grindr, which some former employees say began with its sale to Chinese company Kunlun Group and elevation of Scott Chen  —  Over the last 18 months, Grindr has faced a federal investigation, layoffs, mismanagement, and internal turmoil.
Jennifer Miller / New York Times:
As podcast service Blubrry says there are now over 700,000 podcasts, with 2,000 to 3,000 launching every month, a look at whether we have reached “peak podcast”  —  If past experience (cough, blogs) is any indication, a shakeout is nigh.  —  In 2016, Morgan Mandriota and Lester Lee …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has cashed out more than $700M from the company ahead of its IPO through a mix of stock sales and debt  —  Adam Neumann has sold some of his WeWork stake and borrowed against some of his holdings, investing the proceeds in real estate and startups
Bloomberg:
How Amazon Go, which offers all the selection of a 7-Eleven but with more complexity and cost, became the company's most ambitious research project  —  Jeff Bezos and his company have spent seven years and hundreds of millions of dollars getting rid of cashiers.  Will it pay off?
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
In some ways, Netflix's Q2 results were a disaster, highlighting the weakness of its US market, limits of international growth, and pain of losing huge shows  —  As US growth slows, executives look to international markets  —  Netflix reported earnings on Wednesday night, and the results were disastrous.
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Instagram strengthens moderation policies, introducing an alert to warn people when their account is close to being deleted and giving moderators more leeway  —  Instagram is strengthening its moderation policies today and adding a new alert that will warn people who violate rules when their account is close to being deleted.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Slack says it is resetting passwords for 1% of its users after receiving new info about the company's 2015 security breach; in April, Slack said it has 10M DAUs  —  Company said it received a batch of compromised credentials related to the 2015 hack via its bug bounty program.
European Commission:
European Commission fines Qualcomm €242M for abusing its dominance in 3G baseband chipsets by selling below cost to force its competitor Icera out of the market  —  The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €242 million for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets.
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
DNC warns 2020 presidential campaigns not to use FaceApp; alert from DNC's chief security officer notes that the app was “developed by Russians”  —  Washington (CNN) — The Democratic National Committee sent a security alert to 2020 presidential campaigns Wednesday afternoon warning …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Trump confirms he will look into Pentagon's JEDI cloud contract, set to be awarded to Microsoft or Amazon, after “tremendous complaints from other companies”  —  KEY POINTS  — President Trump said he's looking at the JEDI Contract that will be awarded to Microsoft or Amazon.
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
US Treasury's FinCEN says scammers tried to steal an average of $301M per month via business email compromise scams in 2018, up from $110M per month in 2016  —  The frequency of business email compromise (BEC) scams has increased year over year and so did the value of attempted thefts …

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