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July 30, 2016, 10:50 AM

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Reuters:
Sources: Clinton campaign computer network hacked in addition to Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee  —  The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack …
Hillary Clinton 2016:
Clinton campaign: DNC's data analytics program we used was breached; no evidence hackers accessed internal systems  —  Hillary for America Spokesman Nick Merrill released the following statement on news reports regarding cyber hacks targeted at the campaign: “An analytics data program maintained by the DNC …
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Instagram will soon let users filter comments on their posts, turn off comments on individual posts, or turn off comments on their posts entirely  —  Instagram is taking an unusual step to deal with the complicated ethics of online commenting.  It's giving users the ability to make the choice …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Filing: Microsoft to layoff 2,850 staff 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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Big data integrator Talend closes up 41% in Nasdaq debut, raising $94.5M in an IPO  —  French-American big data startup Talend made its debut as a public company today with a pop. After pricing its shares at $18 last night (above the expected range of $15-$17), the company began trading …
Mustafa Al-Bassam / Motherboard:
British Spies Used a URL Shortener to Honeypot Arab Spring Dissidents  —  A shadowy unit of the British intelligence agency GCHQ tried to influence online activists during the 2009 Iranian presidential election protests and the 2011 democratic uprisings largely known as the Arab Spring …
Jonathan Zdziarski / Zdziarski's Blog of Things:
Deleted WhatsApp messages leave behind forensic artifacts that could be reconstructed by someone with access to your device or iCloud backups  —  Sorry, folks, while experts are saying the encryption checks out in WhatsApp, it looks like the latest version of the app tested leaves forensic trace …
Bloomberg:
IRS delivers a notice of deficiency for $3B-$5B to Facebook, claims Facebook undervalued assets transferred to Irish subsidiary in 2010  —  IRS issues notice for 2010 tax year over operations transfer  —  Facebook plans to challenge notice in federal tax court
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sony posts $205M profit as downsized mobile business stops bleeding cash  —  Sony posted a slim ¥21.2 billion ($205 million) profit for its Q1 2016.  That's down on the ¥82.4 billion profit it carded this time last year, but in general the quarter was a mixed bag of positives …
Microsoft:
Team ENTy of Romania crowned 2016 Imagine Cup World Champion  —  Team ENTy's project is an app for monitoring balance and posture.  Imagine Cup aims to give young developers the opportunity to acquire new and critical technical, business and team-building skills.
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Nat Levy / GeekWire:
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.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
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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Microsoft:
Team ENTy of Romania crowned 2016 Imagine Cup World Champion  —  Team ENTy's project is an app for monitoring balance and posture.  Imagine Cup aims to give young developers the opportunity to acquire new and critical technical …
eero:
Ready to revolutionize your WiFi? eero now available at a Best Buy near you.  —  Get an up-close look at eero - and other connected home innovations - at nearly 600 US stores.
Worldpay:
Get the most from your subscribers  —  Netflix and Dollar Shave Club share three key ways to improve subscriber value in this on-demand webinar.
Zoho:
Zoho Data Centers in Europe  —  We are pleased to announce the opening of two data centers in Europe — one in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and another in Dublin, Ireland.  With our new data centers …
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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