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  • @Google has reached a deal to acquire @Twitch for $1B, @VentureBeat reports; the co's @YouTube division is in charge of the acquisition; past investors are reportedly 'pleased' that they'll be getting 'significant returns,' acc to VentureBeat - Link
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  • @DavidSacks, founder of social enterprise startup @Yammer, departs @Microsoft after 2 yrs; Microsoft acquired Yammer for $1.2B in '12, & the service is reportedly now used by 500K+ organizations - Link
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  • @Zillow ($6.1B mkt cap) is seeking to acquire rival @Trulia ($1.93B mkt cap), @bloomberg reports; could value Trulia @ as much as $2B; deal may be announced as soon as next wk; Zillow shares up 20.19% @ $152/share; Trulia shares up 30.56% @ $52.98/share - Link
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  • @barrysilbert, CEO of transaction co @SecondMarket, is stepping down to focus on bitcoin; he will reportedly branch off the firm's cryptocurrency activities; he is also planning to launch the 1st U.S. bitcoin exchange network, @businessinsider reports; 'My passion for Bitcoin is no secret & I feel it is the right time to make this transition,' he said. 'Our intention is to formally separate the two business lines at the appropriate point in time.' - Link

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  • @Amazon Q2 beats rev, misses earnings: $19.34B in rev ($19.34B expected), -$0.27 EPS (-$0.15 expected); up 23% from $15.70B YOY; its services line item expanded 38.52% YOY to $4.089B from $2.952B - Link
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