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Ernst & Young

Tech sector merger and acquisition activity surges 57% in 2nd quarter, according to new Ernst and Young report - @FoxBusiness

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Gamestop

GameStop 2nd-quarter sales beat expectations; shares rise - @ReutersBiz

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Android

Editor's note: fyi, we’ve just released a significant update to our Android app with a new feature that’s a first for a mobile app: proximity alerts. When a big story breaks near your location, we’ll send you an alert. Download here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.breakingnews - Tom

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eBay

EBay surges 5.1% on report of plan to spin off PayPal - @MarketWatch

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Wikipedia

For the 3rd time this summer, computers in the House have been blocked from editing Wikipedia due to a string of controversial edits - @thehill

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advertising

SoundCloud introduces advertising and will now let artists and record labels collect royalties - @nytimesbusiness

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cybersecurity

UPS Store discloses data compromise due to malware, says customers using credit or debit cards between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11 may be affected - @CNBCnow

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earnings

Hewlett-Packard reports earnings per share of $0.89 ex-items vs. $0.89 estimate; revenues of $27.59 billion vs. $27.01 billion estimate - @CNBC

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Vine

Twitter's video sharing app Vine releases much-anticipated update that lets users import video from their camera - @TechCrunch

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

New York Post and New York Daily News will not be suspended on Twitter for tweeting out grisly James Foley covers, company says - @socarolinesays

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Apple

Apple shares set new intraday record at $100.77 - @MarketWatch

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Target credit card data, personal information breach

More: Target shares drop in premarket trading as earnings continue to suffer after data breach - @USATODAY

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Twitter

Twitter announces it will remove images of deceased individuals at request of family members - @wsj

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Microsoft

Steve Ballmer resigns as Microsoft director after 6 months on company's board - @BloombergNews

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gadgets

Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children and billing itself as a rival to Instagram could have 1 million users by the end of the year and plans an aggressive push into the US market, chief executive says - @Reuters

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cybersecurity

US hospital operator Community Health Systems says data stolen in cyber attack by Chinese hackers - @ReutersTech

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Google

Google acquires Jetpac, a photo start-up with artificial-intelligence smarts - @VentureBeat

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Germany

Newspaper report: German security recorded Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state - @Reuters

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Nicole Wong

Nicole Wong, the White House's deputy chief technology officer focused on privacy, is leaving the administration - @TonyRomm

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cybersecurity

Grocery chain Supervalu says it may have suffered a data breach at stores in as many as 5 US states - @StribBiz

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