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  1. Microsoft’s Profits Slide on Mobile, but Its Cloud Flourishes
    Revenue at Microsoft was slightly higher than analysts expected, but earnings were 5 cents a share lower.

  2. Bits Blog: Open Source and the Challenge of Making Money
    Many open source companies now work the same way: Get a software project going that outsiders can work on, and then sell proprietary stuff that makes the open source project useful.

  3. Bits Blog: With the Blessing of Bill Gates, an Unlikely Summertime Best Seller
    Microsoft’s co-founder has resurrected “Business Adventures,” a book published in 1969, and made it a best seller by declaring it his favorite business book.

  4. App Smart: Circle the Skies, From Your Smartphone or Tablet
    Mobile apps can offer realistic graphics and sophisticated controls that simulate many aspects of flying real aircraft.

  5. DealBook: LinkedIn Makes Another Deal, Buying Bizo
    The social network for professional is paying about $175 million for a firm that lets marketers identify new business prospects and target them with relevant content.

  6. Bits Blog: The New Nigerian Email Swindle
    Researchers have found that recent cyberattacks are being orchestrated by people behind the Nigerian 419 swindle, in which foreign victims are tricked into transferring money.

  7. State of the Art: Amazon’s Fire Phone: Solid Device Beneath a Layer of Whiz-Bang Frippery
    Despite its flashy features, such as Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, the Fire Phone can stand alone for those uninterested in such frills.

  8. Apple Case Over Labor Code Is Granted Class-Action Status
    A judge in California certified a class of 21,000 current and former Apple employees who claim the company did not give them required meal and rest breaks.
  9. Apple Reports $7.7 Billion Profit on Strong iPhone Sales
    While rivals like Samsung are starting to show weakness in phone sales, Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the third fiscal quarter, up 13 percent from the period a year ago.

  10. What the Future Holds: Technology, Aided by Recession, Is Polarizing the Work World
    Routine tasks that follow well-defined procedures are especially likely to be taken over by computers, and the recession has sped this process up.

  11. Square Feet: Former Verizon Buildings Sold for Conversions
    Verizon Communications has been selling many of its massive buildings in New York, which are being converted into condos, medical centers and hotels.

  12. The Getaway: Photo Storage by Personality (Yours)
    Use this guide to match the type of photographer you are with storage and organization tools for your vacation pictures.
  13. Scratching Privacy: What the Internet Can See From Your Cat Pictures
    Calling attention to “the wave of decreased privacy for all,” a professor has used cat pictures to build a site showing the locations of the cats and their owners.

  14. Bits Blog: Chinese Team Wins Biggest-Ever Prize in Professional Video Gaming
    The annual tournament for the online battle game Dota 2 concluded on Monday afternoon in Seattle with the five members of Team Newbee each $1 million richer.

  15. Bits Blog: Goodwill Investigating Possible Theft of Credit Card Data
    An unusually high number of fraudulent purchases tied to cards used at its thrift stores led authorities to contact Goodwill on Friday about a possible data breach.

  16. Design Notebook: Putting Magic in the Mundane
    David Rose, the author of “Enchanted Objects,” sees a future where we can all live like wizards.

  17. Bits Blog: Hackers Find Way to Outwit Tough Security at Banking Sites
    A new cyberattack allows criminals to bypass the security mechanisms at banks in Austria, Japan, Switzerland and Sweden.

  18. DealBook: How Wearable Technology Made Carmelo Anthony a Tech Investor
    M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital partnership between Carmelo Anthony and a former NBC executive, will invest in wearable technology and other consumer tech companies.

  19. Sinosphere Blog: Twitter Acts Quickly on Suspect Pro-China Accounts
    Hours after an article about bogus Twitter accounts dedicated to spreading pro-China propaganda, Twitter appears to have hit the kill switch on a score of the suspect accounts.
  20. Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Now Prefer Mobile When Going Online
    The results of a new survey showed that more Chinese are heading online to send instant messages (through popular mobile apps like Tencent’s Weixin, or WeChat), listen to music, play video games and read.

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