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July 26, 2016, 12:25 AM

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Verizon Communications Inc.:
Verizon confirms plans to acquire Yahoo's Internet business for $4.83B in cash; deal excludes some IP, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan  —  Transaction will create a new rival in mobile media technology reaching over 1B users* with an unrivaled roster of the world's most beloved brands
Yahoo:
Marissa Mayer says she plans to stay at Yahoo but does not specify for how long, in company wide email  —  Today is a big day for Yahoo! This is the email that I sent to Yahoos around the world today.  Given the interest around our journey to this point, I wanted to share more about today's announcement.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple taps Bob Mansfield to oversee car project  —  Highly regarded executive helped bring to market many of Apple's signature products  —  Apple Inc. has tapped a highly-regarded senior executive who helped bring to market many of Apple's signature products to oversee …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter tries to explain itself as a breaking news destination in new marketing campaign  —  Do you have to tweet to use Twitter?  Is Twitter a social network?  Many people still think so because the company has failed to properly position itself - and its broader use cases - to the general public throughout the years.
Google Lat Long:
Google Maps gets a cleaner look, highlights busy areas of interest with orange shading, changes color scheme to differentiate between natural/man-made objects  —  The real world is changing every second and Google Maps is changing with it.  Most often these changes happen behind the scenes …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings minor tweaks like improved Windows Ink support, Edge extensions, dark theme and other UI refinements, new Skype app, more  —  In just a few short days, Microsoft will be celebrating Windows 10's first birthday.  It has been a busy year that has seen …
Microsoft:
Student teams want to build a better world through Imagine Cup  —  Students from around the globe are at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, this week to compete for more than $200,000 in cash and prizes.
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CBS News:
FBI is investigating suspected Russian hack of DNC, which led to an email trove on WikiLeaks  —  WASHINGTON — The FBI confirmed Monday that it's investigating the hack involving Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails.  —  “The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN  —  A mass migration of IT services to the cloud, coupled with a huge growth of connected devices, has created a perfect storm for security breaches with some 400 million malware attacks identified last year alone according to IDC.

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Microsoft:
Student teams want to build a better world through Imagine Cup  —  Students from around the globe are at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, this week to compete for more than $200,000 in cash and prizes.
eero:
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Zoho:
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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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