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July 26, 2019, 1:50 PM

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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
DOJ approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger; Dish will acquire Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Sprint's prepaid business, and “certain” spectrum assets as part of the deal  —  After over a year of waiting in regulatory limbo  —  The United States Justice Department has approved …
Bloomberg:
Source: Apple and Goldman Sachs's credit card is targeted to launch as early as the first half of August  —  - Card aims to bolster Apple services, push consumers to Goldman  — The corporate pairing was ambitious, and at times awkward  —  Apple and Goldman Sachs's hotly anticipated …
CNBC:
Trump says Apple will not be given tariff waivers or relief for Mac Pro parts made in China, calls on Apple to build products in the US instead  —  KEY POINTS  — President Trump said his administration will not provide waivers or relief for Apple products built in China.
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
SoftBank announces Vision Fund 2, will commit $38B to it with the goal of raising $108B; Apple, Microsoft, and others are expected to contribute  —  SoftBank Group Corp.'s founder Masayoshi Son launched a second Vision Fund, seeking to extend his reign as the world's most influential technology investor.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Twitter Q2 earnings beat estimates with revenues of $841M, up 18% YoY, and 139M monetizable daily active users (mDAUs), up 14% YoY; stock up 10%+  —  KEY POINTS  — Its the first quarterly report with a new measurement of engagement — monetizable daily active users (mDAUs).
Apple:
Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business in a transaction valued at $1B  —  Cupertino and Santa Clara, California — Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business.  Approximately 2,200 Intel employees …
New York Times:
Senate Intelligence Committee report acknowledges that Russia targeted election systems in all 50 states in 2016, but key lessons for 2020 were redacted  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded Thursday that election systems in all 50 states were targeted by Russia in 2016 …
Alphabet:
Alphabet reports Q2 revenue of $38.9B, up 19% YoY, net income of $9.9B, up from $3.2B YoY, and a stock buyback of $25B; stock up 9%+  —  Alphabet Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - July 25, 2019 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Two antitrust academics say Chris Hughes joined them in meetings with the FTC, the DOJ, and state AGs to lay out a potential antitrust case against Facebook  —  Chris Hughes used to huddle with Mark Zuckerberg in a Harvard dorm room building Facebook from scratch.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sues Google for briefly suspending her Ads account after the first Democratic debate; Google says unusual activity triggered the suspension  —  Representative Tulsi Gabbard, the long-shot presidential candidate from Hawaii, said in a federal lawsuit that Google infringed …
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Smartsheet:
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TWiT.tv:
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Zoho:
PSD2 Compliance in Zoho Books  —  The Revised Payment Services Directive, also known as the PSD2, is a set of regulatory guidelines laid down by the European Union (EU) for finance, banking, and payment service companies.
AWS Startups:
How Bustle Leverages AWS Lambda to Help Editorial Teams Scale  —  Bustle Media Group leverages AWS services to efficiently deploy content across its various brands.  Nita Sitaram, Senior Director of Product Management …
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Y Combinator's Michael Seibel, Ali Rowghani to reveal new YC top 100 list at Disrupt SF  —  CEO Michael Seibel will be joining us on stage at Disrupt SF this year, along with Ali Rowghani, the CEO of its Continuity growth fund …

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