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Facebook stock hits an all-time high as Messenger announces 1 billion users
A billion people now use Facebook Messenger every month, the company announces.

Hedge funds are likely betting on these 5 stocks to lead the Nasdaq to a record
Which stocks will lead the way if the Nasdaq Composite posts a new high before the month is out?

Snapchat is adding a feature it reportedly bought for $100 million
Snapchat users are now able to make custom emojis and send them in snaps after the app announced a partnership with Bitmoji.

Twitter inked a deal with the NBA to livestream exclusive content
Twitter has inked a deal with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to broadcast live programming via the social media site.

Microsoft CEO celebrates ‘pivotal year’ as Office 365, cloud make gains
Wall Street analysts are feeling better about Microsoft’s stock following the company’s fiscal Q4 earnings results.

With no news on a sale, Yahoo stock stays static
Despite beating revenue projections, Yahoo stock didn’t move with many investors anticipating the sale more than company growth.

Time for a breakout? Traders place their chips on the chip stocks
The “Fast Money” traders debated which semiconductor stocks might be poised for a breakout ahead of Qualcomm’s Wednesday earnings.

Yahoo CEO offers results no one cares about and no news on sale that everyone does
“There is no announcement today,” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said about what she called a “well-run, robust process.”

Nintendo’s market cap doubles since Pokemon Go launch; on par with Netflix
The market cap of Japan’s Nintendo Co has more than doubled to 4.5 trillion yen in seven sessions since the launch of Pokemon Go.

5 bidders remain for Yahoo’s final round: Sources
Final bids for the company’s internet business were expected Monday, but no news came out of the company’s fiscal second-quarter earnings.

Google, trying to endear itself to Europe, spreads cash around
Google has trying to finance everything from start-up offices to YouTube-sponsored music concerts, The NYT reports.

Google could face 3 separate antitrust cases: EU competition chief
Alphabet’s Google could face a raft of separate antitrust cases from the European Union in areas from Android to advertising.

A start-up making a robot to carry out keyhole surgery raises $20 million
A start-up creating robots to assist surgeons in carrying out keyhole surgery has raised $20.3 million.

Tesla taps Apple exec as its creative director
Tesla hired an Apple executive with experience in digital retail for high fashion and tech brands.

Twitter will be bought within two years: Ex-Yahoo exec
“I don’t see a chance that this is an independent company in 24 months,” Ross Levinsohn said.

Yahoo is in ‘trouble,’ said former CEO who looked at bidding on the company
As Yahoo prepares to report quarterly earnings, the former interim CEO said he’s expecting a bruising.

Notorious hacker reveals top DNC donor info, political strategy
Guccifer 2.0 — the hacker who claimed credit for the recent DNC breach — has shared a new batch of juicy documents.

Here’s why SoftBank is spending $32 billion on this chip designer
So just what will SoftBank do with ARM? It’s likely to be business as usual, for now. Recode reports.

Sales in some stores up 100 percent on Pokemon, GameStop CEO says
Nintendo’s viral success Pokémon Go has sent merchandise sales rocketing at GameStop, the CEO said.

IBM tops expectations, but posts 17th quarterly revenue decline
The enterprise technology company reported second-fiscal-quarter earnings Monday after the bell.

Netflix drops 15% as subscriber numbers disappoint
The company said it added 1.7 million subscribers during the quarter, below its own expectations of 2.5 million.

Netflix poor subscriber rates likely a bump in the road, say analysts
Netflix could have a future goldmine in potential distribution rights revenue for its original shows.

Brexit, weaker pound didn’t influence $32 billion bid for ARM: Softbank CEO
Brexit and the falling pound did not influence the timing of Softbank’s $32 billion bid for U.K. semiconductor giant ARM Holdings.

China nears full mobile broadband coverage on back of increased 4G adoption
China’s mission to put its entire population on the internet is almost complete.

This 3-D printing stock will plunge 30% on competition from HP: Piper Jaffray
Investors should sell 3D Systems’ shares as competitors eat into the company’s business, said Piper Jaffray.

Hackers are already targeting the GOP convention
Cyberattacks will come this week mostly from nation-states or protesters, the official charged with protecting the network says.

Apple shares climb back above $100
Apple shares rose more than 1 percent, surpassing the $100 level for the first time since June.

As lawsuit ripples, Hyperloop One leaders reportedly cede some control
Amid a nasty lawsuit, two of Hyperloop One’s leaders are scaling back their control of the start-up, Bloomberg reports.

As it nears sale, Yahoo’s earnings likely to reveal continued decline
Analysts say Yahoo’s impending sale will matter more to its stock price than its earnings, which will be reported Monday.

What Wall Street will be looking for in IBM’s earnings
As the drumbeat around AI grows louder, Wall Street will watch for IBM’s progress with Watson in Monday’s earnings.

Why Audible is getting into podcasts (without actually calling them that)
Audible is trying to lure in more listeners with a new audio platform called Channels.

Google flirted with an Oculus VR competitor, but killed the project
Google mulled creating its own version of Oculus, but ultimately killed the project, Recode reports.

‘Pokemon’…Stop? Server crash hobbles viral hit as launch expands to 26 countries
You might say that “Pokemon Go” doesn’t. Get it? Recode explains the viral hit’s server troubles.

On Sunday, have some emojis to go along with your ice cream
World Emoji Day celebrates the plethora of digital faces used by billions of smartphone and social media users daily.

Success of ‘Pokemon Go’ adds impetus for change at Nintendo
The huge success of “Pokemon Go” and the surge in Nintendo’s market value has been seized upon by one of its most vocal investors.

When will Marissa Mayer leave Yahoo? That should become very clear soon
Rumors started swirling this weekend about how and when its CEO Marissa Mayer will leave the company she has led for four years.

Japan’s Softbank to buy Apple supplier ARM for $32 billion
Japan’s Softbank has agreed to acquire U.K. semiconductor firm ARM Holdings in a deal worth over $32 billion, the companies said on Monday.

Google’s regulatory burden may be ramping up at home
Google’s regulatory problem is not limited to Europe as U.S. officials are starting to get more aggressive.

Sell Qualcomm before earnings next week because Intel is stealing business: BMO
BMO just downgraded Qualcomm to underperform from market perform.

Morgan Stanley: Maybe Tesla shouldn’t call it ‘Autopilot’
Tesla should rename self-driving mode, says Morgan Stanley.

Nintendo is launching a mini version of iconic NES gaming console with 30 games
Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller, Verge reports.

Microsoft wins US appeal over warrant for emails
Microsoft won the reversal of a court order requiring it to turn over the contents of a customer’s email account.

Audi kicks the race for self-driving cars into a higher gear
Auto companies are racing to develop self-driving cars and Audi of America President Scott Keogh believes his company is in first place.

Line makes public debut — who’s next?
Line’s debut has investors asking: which private tech companies will follow in the messaging app’s footsteps?

Apple teases its strategy in creating TV shows (but it’s not the next Netflix)
Talent agencies should be “very, very excited” about Apple’s plans, one exec said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Investigation begins on robot security after child is hurt
A security robot has been suspended after colliding with a toddler in a mall, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Judge denies restraining order in Hyperloop One case
A judge denied a request for a restraining order from a former employee who filed a lawsuit against Hyperloop One.

Warren Buffett weighs in on interest rates and ‘irrational competition’
Interest rates have created “irrational competition,” Warren Buffett reportedly concurred in a meeting.

Yahoo is finally about to be put out of its misery
The gavel is finally poised to drop in the drawn-out auction for Yahoo’s core internet business, The New York Times reports.

T-Mobile is giving its users free data to play ‘Pokemon Go’
T-Mobile announced on Thursday that it is unleashing free and unlimited data for Pokemon Go players.

Senator asks Tesla for brief on Autopilot crash
A Senate committee asked the automaker to brief the committee on a fatal May 7 crash involving its Autopilot software.

Clinton, Trump reference ‘Pokemon Go’ on the campaign trail
“Pokemon Go” has reached the point in its virality that it is being mentioned on the campaign trail.

What Elizabeth Warren is missing on Airbnb: VC
With Airbnb under scrutiny in Congress, one venture capitalist told CNBC that something is missing from the debate.

Can high-flying Line live up to its IPO hype?
Shares of Japanese messaging app Line popped up nearly 50 percent on their trading debut in Japan. Now comes the hard part.

Sennheiser’s sound strategy: Leave new steps in fresh snow
Andreas Sennheiser’s passion for music drives his commitment to a 71-year-old legacy, while pursuing audio innovation.

Developer of Nintendo’s Pokemon Go aiming for rollout to 200 markets soon
The head of the developer behind Nintendo Pokemon Go said he wanted to launch the smash-hit mobile game in roughly 200 markets “relatively soon.”

Here’s what Apple really meant to say about its plans to sell web video
Here’s what Apple really meant to say today about its plans to sell web video.

Over 100 tech execs sign an open letter declaring that they are against Trump
Steve Wozniak, Barry Diller, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and more than 100 tech executives signed an open letter saying, “We stand against Donald Trump’s divisive candidacy.”

EU antitrust regulators charge Google for third time over search
EU antitrust regulators accused Google on Thursday of preventing rivals from competing with the company in the online search ad market.

Despite baby steps, fully self-driving cars long way off: Venture capitalist
“There are different stages of autonomous vehicles,” says technology trend spotter Scott Kupor.

Don’t bet on Amazon.com into earnings: Deutsche
Investors will get a chance to buy the stock at a cheaper price after Amazon’s earnings report, the firm said.

Inside the secret lab where Facebook tries to save your battery life
The lab is the very reason Facebook is still a viable home screen staple. The Verge reports.

‘Pokemon Go’ now the biggest mobile game in US history
‘Pokemon Go’ is now the biggest mobile game in U.S. history, according to a SurveyMonkey post.

Tesla ends ‘Resale Value Guarantee’ on new vehicle purchases
Tesla has ended its Resale Value Guarantee for cars purchased after July 1st, a company spokesperson said to The Verge.

Musk is Tesla’s greatest strength and weakness, says valuation expert
Tesla is the “ultimate story stock,” but the company has a problem with execution, says one valuation expert.

SemiLEDs’ stock nosedives on weak third-quarter results
SemiLEDs shares nosedived about 18 percent due to weaker-than-expected third quarter results.

Warner Brothers files film trademark for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’
Warner Brothers filed a film trademark for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” sparking rumors, The Verge reports.

Nintendo’s profits from Pokemon Go are likely to be modest, for now
“Pokemon Go” is a full phenomenon with thousands of players buried in their smartphones.

Gotta catch ’em all: Pokemon Go is boosting business for restaurants
A New York pizzeria saw sales skyrocket after it spent $10 to have a Pokemon lured to the location, according to a report.

Hyperloop project faces explosive lawsuit from co-founder
Hyperloop One, among tech’s most hyped projects, is getting sued by a co-founder.

Co-founder of $100 million Hyperloop startup claims executive threatened him with a noose
It’s one of the more bizarre details in the lawsuit by Hyperloop One co-founder Brogan BamBrogan against the company’s leaders.

Airbnb makes bigger pitch to business travelers
Airbnb is partnering with American Express, BCD Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel to grow business travel.

Another use for ‘Pokemon Go’: An advertising experiment
Ad agency Huge Atlanta is using the augmented reality game to learn more about mobile marketing.

‘Pokemon Go’ for iOS update fixes Google account security concerns
Developer Niantic Labs promises a less intrusive grip on Google account permissions in the updated version, The Verge reports.

Hyperloop One co-founder paid his girlfriend $400K for PR work, lawsuit alleges
A VC paid his girlfriend as much as $40K a month for PR services at one of his companies, a lawsuit alleges.

Why Prime members are the ultimate win for Amazon’s Jeff Bezos
There’s a reason you have to be a member of Prime to take advantage of Amazon’s great deals today.

Oracle stock spikes on upgrade, cloud prospects
Shares of Oracle rose 1.6 percent on Tuesday after an analyst was optimistic on Oracle’s cloud growth.

Your password isn’t yours to share, and here’s why that’s a problem
A new court ruling raises the possibility that people can be prosecuted for sharing their online passwords, lawyers warn.

Google unveils tools for shopping and hotel search
Google is implementing several new features on its search engine to help retailers and hotels reach the mobile shoppers.

Traders say it might be time to buy into tech after NASDAQ hits 2016 highs
The technology-heavy NASDAQ saw its highest levels of the year on Tuesday.

This is the world’s fastest-growing market for digital travel
North America may be losing its lucrative appeal in the multi-trillion dollar travel industry to Asia, a report has revealed.

How to play ‘Pokemon Go’ without being a jerk
Recode put together some basic rules for how to play “Pokemon Go” without being a jerk.

Intel CEO explains why he canceled a Donald Trump event
Brian Krzanich never intended to hold a fundraiser when he canceled an appearance by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump at his home.

Apple is launching a reality TV show called ‘Planet of the Apps’
The new reality TV show is like “The Bachelor,” but you have to woo Eddy Cue with your iPhone app.

Your first trade for Wednesday, July 13
The “Fast Money” traders share their first moves for Wednesday.

Virtual reality and Netflix: The future of in-flight entertainment is coming
Virtual reality and streaming content from sites like Netflix is the future of in-flight entertainment, industry leaders told CNBC.

Silicon Valley star gets caught up in one of the nastiest startup lawsuits ever
Hyperloop’s co-founder Pishevar gained fame from Silicon Valley to Washington D.C., but a lawsuit now stands in his way.

Musk’s master plan part of significant strategy shift for Tesla, analyst says
Elon Musk’s new master plan is part of a strategy shift for Tesla, Oppenheimer’s Colin Rusch said.

Pokemon Go fever: Six reasons why I like Nintendo stock
Finally! Pokemon Go has given investors a reason to take Nintendo stock seriously. Here are six reasons why Michael Yoshikami likes the stock.

Google notifies users of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month
A senior executive at Google said the company was notifying customers of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month.

Pokemon Go creators didn’t mean to spy on Google accounts
The company behind the smash-hit game says it never intended for the game to get full access to users’ Google accounts, Recode reports.

Check out some of the best deals for Amazon Prime Day
During Prime Day, here are a few current and upcoming items worth checking out.

Vine isn’t growing and most of its top executives have left
Nearly all of the top product and business leaders at Vine have left the company in the past four months — many of them in the past few weeks.

Why the tech lobby should be really nervous about what Hillary Clinton just said
For Democrats, immigration is an issue primarily about Latino voters — not tech donors, Clinton tells Vox.

Microsoft’s Azure cloud wins a high-profile new customer—GE
General Electric is making its Predix industrial software platform available on Microsoft’s cloud.

Twitter to stream Republican and Democratic conventions
Twitter will host a live video stream of CBS News’ 2016 Republican and Democratic National Convention coverage.

How Airbnb is going to cash in on the nightmarish Rio Olympics
The Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics appear to be in a very bad way before the event has even started, Recode reports. Airbnb’s not worried.

Pokemon Go is reportedly launching in Europe and Asia ‘within a few days’
Pokémon Go is a mobile smash hit, but fans have been disappointed by the game’s slow international release, reported the Verge.

Pokemon Go is a huge turnaround for Nintendo
Nintendo has gone from staunch opponent of mobile games to positioning itself as a leader in the field.

America needs to be a ‘beacon of progress’ for globalization: Microsoft CEO
Microsoft and GE have teamed up on a new, global project — and they took aim at American trade policies Monday on CNBC.

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