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July 31, 2020, 11:05 AM

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Apple:
Apple reports Q3 revenue of $59.7B, up 11% YoY, of which $46.5B came from products, $13.1B from services, and net income of $11.2B; stock up 5%+ after hours  —  Revenue up 11 percent and EPS up 18 percent to new June quarter records  —  Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 third quarter ended June 27, 2020.
Bloomberg:
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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Internal emails from 2010 show how an Amazon ad prompted Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller to block in-app purchases of Kindle books on iOS  —  As part of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust probe into Apple, lawmakers have released a variety of internal emails from Apple.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Jay Peters / The Verge:
In an update to the July 15 hack, Twitter says a few employees were targeted in a phone spear phishing attack, and it had since limited access to internal tools  —  ‘This attack relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees’  —  Twitter provided an update …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
The hearing at times felt like gaslighting, with the CEOs trying to convince lawmakers that the evidence the House collected wasn't really evidence of anything  —  It is less clear that tech executives' strategy of evasive answers will continue to work now that lawmakers have begun doing their homework.
Politico:
North Face and Heineken are among the companies who say they will resume Facebook ads from August, Levi Strauss and Smucker Co. will continue the boycott  —  More than 1,000 organizations stopped ads for the month of July, without getting many concessions.  Can they keep it going and build global pressure?
Facebook:
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Alphabet:
Alphabet reports Q2 revenue of $38.3B, down 2% YoY, net income of $6.96B, down from $9.9B YoY, Other Bets operating loss grew to $1.1B  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - July 30, 2020 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Apple confirms new iPhone models will arrive a few weeks later than they have in years past, confirming earlier news reports and supplier comments  —  Apple's financial chief said Thursday that this year's new iPhone models will arrive a few weeks later than they have in years past …
Caitlin Dewey / OneZero :
A look at the “hustle economy”, where unemployed teachers, cooks, and dancers are turning to Patreon, Twitch, and OnlyFans to monetize their digital offerings  —  Unemployed teachers, cooks, dancers are turning to Patreon, Twitch, and OnlyFans  —  e have nothing to sell besides physical touch.
Amazon.com:
Amazon reports Q2 revenue of $88.91B, up 40% YoY, net income of $5.2B, up from $2.5B in Q1 2019, and AWS revenue of $10.81B, up 29%; stock up 5%+ after hours  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2020.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Affirm, a point-of-sale lender for e-commerce, is in early stage preparations for an IPO that would value the company at as much as $10B  —  Point-of-sale lender is working with Goldman Sachs in early-stage discussions of a potential listing  —  Affirm Inc. is laying the groundwork …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Twitter permanently bans the account of white supremacist David Duke  —  Duke's Twitter account was “permanently suspended” for violating the company's policy against hateful conduct, a spokesperson for the social network says.  —  White supremacist David Duke has been permanently banned …
South China Morning Post:
Chinese importers are ramping up chip imports through Hong Kong before US sanctions shut the route; chip imports to China through Hong King are up 11% YoY  —  Re-exports of semiconductors through Hong Kong to the mainland jumped by 11 per cent in the first half of the year from the same period …

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