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July 31, 2019, 10:55 AM

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Apple:
Apple reports Q3 revenue of $53.8B, up 1% YoY, record Services revenue of $11.5B, up from $10.2B YoY, iPhone revenue of $26B, down from $29.5B YoY; stock up 4%+  —  Company Revenue Sets June Quarter Record Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High  —  Apple today announced financial results …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Apple joins Google, Facebook, and Twitter in the open-source Data Transfer Project, will develop interoperable systems to bring data in and out of iCloud  —  Just over a year after its official launch, the Data Transfer Project is announcing a new set of partners and features.
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung posts Q2 operating profit of ~$5.6B, down 56% YoY, on revenue of ~$47.4B, down 4% YoY, after profits from its chip and mobile businesses declined YoY  —  Samsung expects “persistent uncertainties” in the memory business for the remainder of the year but will pursue an aggressive investment plan in the second half.
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Spotify reports 108M paying subscribers in Q2, up 31% YoY, and an operating loss of €3M on revenue of €1.67B, up 31% YoY; stock drops 5%+  —  Spotify closed its second calendar quarter this year with 108m paying subscribers and 232m total Monthly Active Users (MAUs).
Megan Scudellari / IEEE Spectrum:
Researchers from UCSF and Facebook Reality Labs have successfully decoded question-and-answer dialogue from brain signals in real time, via brain implants  —  The project is the first to decode question-and-answer speech from brain signals in real time  —  In 2017, Facebook's Mark Chevillet …
Anna Baydakova / CoinDesk:
Sources: Chinese importers in Russia buy ~$30M worth of tether, a USD pegged crypto coin, every day, to send large sums of money back home  —  The Takeaway  —  Chinese importers in Russia are buying up to $30 million a day of tether (USDT) from Moscow's over-the-counter trading desks.
Rani Molla / Vox:
Google employees have donated more to Elizabeth Warren than any other presidential candidate; some staffers think antitrust action wouldn't hurt Google's value  —  Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want to break up Google.  That isn't stopping Googlers from donating to their presidential campaigns.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome 76 arrives with Flash blocked by default, a new safeguard to prevent Incognito mode detection, PWA improvements, and more  —  Google today launched Chrome 76 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.  The release includes Adobe Flash blocked by default, Incognito mode detection disabled …
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Documents show that Amazon's Ring vets and authors public statements about Ring attributed to police and delays announcing partnerships with police departments  —  Amazon's home security company Ring has garnered enormous control over the ways in which its law enforcement partners are allowed …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S6, it's most high-end Android tablet, with a 10.5-inch OLED display and Snapdragon 855, coming September 6 for $649+  —  Thinner, lighter, and faster than the Tab S4  —  Samsung has officially announced the new Galaxy Tab S6, a high-end Android tablet that's designed …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple, Microsoft, Google to test CARIN Blue Button API, a newly-proposed standard for giving patients digital access to historical health insurance claims data  —  A newly released data model and draft implementation guide for providing digital access to historical health insurance claims data directly …
Daniel Kuhn / CoinDesk:
US files ~$100M lawsuit against BTC-e crypto exchange and a co-owner for alleged crimes including conspiracy, money laundering, and unlawful money transactions  —  According to a court document filed on July 25 in the Northern District of California, BTC-e and its executive Alexander Vinnik …
Will Greenwald / PCMag:
Review of DJI's RoboMaster S1 programmable robot tank toy: nice camera, supports both Python and Scratch, but it's pricey at $500 and it lacks module options  —  Editors' Rating:  —  4.00  —  EXCELLENT  —  PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

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