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updated at 1:25pm on 7/7/2015

Top Meme

AppleInsider - Frontpage News — Samsung Electronics on Tuesday released its second-quarter earnings estimates, calling for significant drops in revenue and profits based on what one report claimed was a gross miscalculation of demand for the Galaxy S6 versus the S6 Edge.

samsung, note, edge

Secondary Memes

BBC to give away 1m Micro:bit computers to schoolchildren

Stuart Dredge, Technology | The Guardian — Corporation to set up not-for-profit venture to sell starter device, a modern-day successor to the BBC Micro, after its rollout to pupils in October.The BBC is to give away up to one million of its new Micro:bit computers to 11- and 12-year-old children across the UK.The computer was unveiled at an event in...

bbc, microbit, bit

H.I.G. Capital buys Intelius

Luisa Beltran, PE Hub Blog — H.I.G. Capital said Tuesday that it has acquired Intelius. Financial terms weren’t announced. Bellevue, Washington-based Intelius provides on-demand information about individuals and predictive analytics that can help identify connections to other people, places and things. PRESS RELEASE SAN...

capital, companies, investment

Tertiary Memes

Cisco is on an acquisition roll and it just bought one of its vendors for $139 million (CSCO)

Julie Bort, Tech — Cisco announced on Tuesday that it was acquiring Carlsbad, California-based MaintenanceNet for $139 million....

cisco, maintenancenet, companies

Human Curation and the App Store

Daring Fireball — Jean-Louis Gassée, on the return of human curation against algorithms: For a while now, music downloads have...

music, apple, shares

Jolla hopes to 'focus' its mobile plans by splitting in two

Jon Fingas, Engadget RSS Feed — Jolla's mobile efforts have barely begun, but it's already shaking things up by splitting into two companies....

jolla, two, mobile

Free Mortal Kombat X Klassic Fatalities and Kold War Scorpion DLCs Out Now

Softpedia News (Andrei Dobra), Softpedia News > Global — Today marks the release of not only the Predator bundle add-on for Mortal Kombat X, but also the debut of not...

predator, kombat, mortal

Apple announces that its first Apple Store in Queens, New York opens this Saturday

Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac — Apple has announced on its website that its first retail store in Queens will open on Saturday 11th July at...

apple, store, accessories

Here are Destiny's new challenges for the week of July 7

Adam Rosenberg, Mashable — Tuesday means only one thing if you're a Destiny fan: Reset day. It's that wonderful time when Bungie's...

bungie, game, edition

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