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July 29, 2016, 11:50 AM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Filing: Microsoft to layoff 2,850 from mobile and sales divisions as it completes Nokia cuts, which started in 2015  —  MIcrosoft is cutting 2,850 more jobs beyond the 1,850 that the company announced would be eliminated earlier this year.  The new cuts will hit phone hardware and sales.
Nat Levy / GeekWire:NEW
Amazon reaches new high of 268,900 employees — skyrocketing 47% in just one year  —  Amazon said it added approximately 23,700 employees worldwide in the second quarter, bringing its total employment to 268,900.  —  Amazon's headcount has grown by a staggering amount over the last few years.
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Bloomberg:
Source: Apple's car project switches focus to developing an autonomous driving software system, though Apple isn't ditching efforts to create its own vehicle  —  Dan Dodge, former founder, CEO of QNX, joined Apple this year  —  Bob Mansfield took over cars initiative with emphasis on tech
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Alphabet beats expectations with net profit of $4.88B, up 24% YoY, on revenue of $21.5B, up 21% YoY  —  Google parent Alphabet Inc. rode strong advertising demand to a 24% increase in profits, as it continues to capture users and advertisers shifting to mobile.
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Saurabh Gupta / Official Google for Work Blog:
Google introduces add-ons for Docs and Sheets on Android; initial integrations include DocuSign and Scanbot  —  Posted by By Saurabh Gupta, Product Manager, Google Apps  —  We know many of you consider your mobile device as your primary tool to consume business information …
Brookings Institution:
Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
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Wall Street Journal:
How Apple's assertive negotiating style alienated cable providers and networks, and hurt its efforts to revolutionize the TV industry  —  In search of its new big thing, the company has alienated cable providers and networks with an assertive negotiating style; ‘time is on my side’

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Microsoft:
Hack for Humanity do-gooders bring world of help to refugees  —  Microsoft project answers Hack for Good challenge; participants use skills in marketing, data science and more to help SCM Medical Missions better manage its humanitarian efforts with refugees.
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Zoho:
Introducing Zoho CRM Mobile Add-On for Google Sheets.  —  It is not uncommon that small and medium businesses use Google Sheets to store and maintain customer information, until they come to realize the need for a CRM system to keep up with their growth.
Brookings Institution:
Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
 

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