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Sources: FBI investigates cyber intrusion into DCCC, following DNC breach, and its potential ties to Russian hackers (Reuters)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:15

Reuters:
Sources: FBI investigates cyber intrusion into DCCC, following DNC breach, and its potential ties to Russian hackers  —  The FBI is investigating a cyber attack against another Democratic Party group, which may be related to an earlier hack against the Democratic National Committee, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Gurbaksh Chahal out as CEO of Gravity4, will be replaced by his sister Kamal Kaur, after judge finds he violated probation (Kate Conger/TechCrunch)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 20:05

Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Gurbaksh Chahal out as CEO of Gravity4, will be replaced by his sister Kamal Kaur, after judge finds he violated probation  —  Tech founder Gurbaksh Chahal has handed over his CEO role at Gravity4 to his sister, Kamal Kaur, after a judge found last week that he violated his domestic violence probation.

Uber launches UberCentral, a website for businesses to book and pay for multiple Uber rides (Kia Kokalitcheva/Fortune)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 18:15

Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Uber launches UberCentral, a website for businesses to book and pay for multiple Uber rides  —  Transportation has long been a helpful extra service that businesses like hotels have used to enhance their customer experiences, and Uber wants a piece of that business.

Earning $857M in Q2, Amazon posts record profit for the third straight quarter (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:55

Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Earning $857M in Q2, Amazon posts record profit for the third straight quarter  —  Yes, that Amazon.  —  Amazon — yes, Amazon — is on a profits streak.  —  The company with the long-time reputation on Wall Street as a money-loser just revealed a record-setting quarterly profit for the third straight quarter.

Amazon Web Services posts $2.88 billion in revenue in Q2 2016, up 58% from last year (Jordan Novet/VentureBeat)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:35

Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon Web Services posts $2.88 billion in revenue in Q2 2016, up 58% from last year  —  Ecommerce company Amazon today disclosed that its Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud division generated $2.88 billion in revenue in the second quarter of this year.  That's 58 percent more than AWS generated in the second quarter of 2015.

Alphabet beats expectations with net profit of $4.88B, up 24% YoY, on revenue of $21.5B, up 21% YoY (Jack Nicas/Wall Street Journal)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:25

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.

Amazon beats expectations in Q2 with $1.78 earnings per share vs. $1.11 expected and $30.4B in revenue vs. $29.55B expected (Katie Roof/TechCrunch)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:20

Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Amazon beats expectations in Q2 with $1.78 earnings per share vs. $1.11 expected and $30.4B in revenue vs. $29.55B expected  —  Amazon shattered expectations when it reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday.  Adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.78, when Wall Street was forecasting $1.11.

Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 31% to $30.4 Billion (Business Wire)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:05

Business Wire:
Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 31% to $30.4 Billion  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016.  —  Operating cash flow increased 42% to $12.7 billion for the trailing twelve months …

Alphabet Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results (Alphabet)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:03

Alphabet:
Alphabet Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results  —  Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.  —  “Our terrific second quarter results, with 21% revenue growth year on year, and 25% on a constant currency basis reflect …

Google introduces add-ons for Docs and Sheets on Android; initial integrations include DocuSign and Scanbot (Saurabh Gupta/Official Google ...)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:05

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 …

IDC: Smartphone shipments flat for second quarter in a row; Samsung widens lead over Apple in Q2 2016 (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:35

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
IDC: Smartphone shipments flat for second quarter in a row; Samsung widens lead over Apple in Q2 2016  —  Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 343.3 million smartphones worldwide last quarter.  This figure is up just 0.3 percent from the 342.4 million units in Q2 2015.  Sound familiar?

Keys to Chimera crypto ransomware allegedly leaked by rival crime gang (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 09:55

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Keys to Chimera crypto ransomware allegedly leaked by rival crime gang  —  First, Mischa devs stole their rival's code.  Now, they may have killed its business.  —  Sometimes, the fierce competition in the booming crypto ransomware market works in the favor of the victims whose priceless data is held hostage.

Oracle to Buy Cloud-Software Provider NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (Jay Greene/Wall Street Journal)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:40

Jay Greene / Wall Street Journal:
Oracle to Buy Cloud-Software Provider NetSuite for $9.3 Billion  —  Larry Ellison is largest holder of NetSuite, which is led by an ex-Oracle executive  —  Oracle Corp. agreed to buy NetSuite Inc. for $9.3 billion, among the largest acquisitions in its history, bolstering …

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