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July 26, 2019, 2:20 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 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
DOJ requires both, the new T-Mobile and the new Dish wireless service, to support eSIMs, which may speed up the adoption of the technology in the US  —  The DOJ is requiring T-Mobile and dish to support eSIM  —  The Department of Justice may have just done more to help eliminate …
Bloomberg:
Source: Apple and Goldman Sachs' credit card, the Apple 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
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).
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 …
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 …
businesstoday.in:
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:
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins sentenced to time served and one year of supervised release for writing and selling Kronos banking malware  —  US legal case against security researcher who helped stop WannaCry ransomware outbreak comes to an end.  —  Marcus ‘MalwareTech’ Hutchins …
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Washington Post:
Inside Chris Hughes's campaign to break up Facebook, including meetings with a dozen lawmakers and regulators, sometimes on his own  —  Hughes, who left the social media giant in 2007 and cashed out his nearly $500 million worth of stock, has been making the rounds in the nation's capital …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:

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