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Microsoft has posted the results of the fourth quarter of its 2018 financial year, running up until June 30, 2018. Revenue was $30.1 billion (up 17 percent year-on-year), operating income was $10.4 billion (up 35 percent), net income was $8.8 billion (a rise of 10 percent), and earnings per share were $1.14 (an increase of 11 percent).

This brings the full-year revenue to $110.4 billion (up 14 percent on the 2017 financial year), with operating income of $35.1 billion (up 21 percent) and net income of $16.6 billion, a drop of 35 percent, attributed to the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act’s $13.8 billion repatriation tax. Without that, the company would have been looking at a net income of $30.3 billion, up 18 percent on 2017.

Microsoft currently has three reporting segments: Productivity and Business Processes (covering Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, and Dynamics), Intelligent Cloud (including Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Enterprise Services), and More Personal Computing (covering Windows, hardware, and Xbox, as well as search and advertising). This reporting structure has been retained even though the Windows division has been reorganized with responsibilities split between different groups.

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Pioneer’s DJ app can upload your mixes directly to SoundCloud https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/pioneer-djm-rec-soundcloud/ https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/pioneer-djm-rec-soundcloud/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:56:00 +0000 https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/pioneer-djm-rec-soundcloud/21|23485708 DJs make up a huge part of the SoundCloud user base, uploading long mixes and gathering original electronic music to include in live performances. Pioneer is taking advantage of this fact with an update to its iOS mix recording app, DJM-REC. The comp... Read More →

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DJs make up a huge part of the SoundCloud user base, uploading long mixes and gathering original electronic music to include in live performances. Pioneer is taking advantage of this fact with an update to its iOS mix recording app, DJM-REC. The comp…

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London’s Heathrow Airport Sometimes Hosts ‘Ghost Flights’ With No One on Them https://jalopnik.com/londons-heathrow-airport-sometimes-hosts-ghost-flights-1827724434 https://jalopnik.com/londons-heathrow-airport-sometimes-hosts-ghost-flights-1827724434#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:51:00 +0000 http://1827724434

Six times per week, an empty plane used to fly from London’s Heathrow Airport to Cardiff, Wales. The next day, the plane would make the return trip without a single passenger. Half As Interesting, the second channel from Planelopnik-approved Wendover Productions, details why ghost flights like this sometimes operate…

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Six times per week, an empty plane used to fly from London’s Heathrow Airport to Cardiff, Wales. The next day, the plane would make the return trip without a single passenger. Half As Interesting, the second channel from Planelopnik-approved Wendover Productions, details why ghost flights like this sometimes operate…

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The Department of Justice Is Mad at a Georgia Sheriff for Spending $70,000 on a Dodge Charger Hellcat https://jalopnik.com/the-department-of-justice-is-mad-at-a-georgia-sheriff-f-1827733699 https://jalopnik.com/the-department-of-justice-is-mad-at-a-georgia-sheriff-f-1827733699#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:06:00 +0000 http://1827733699

The U.S. Department of Justice is demanding Georgia Sheriff Butch Conway to reimburse $70,000 for his purchase of a 707 horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat, which has been deemed too “extravagant” of a purchase.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is demanding Georgia Sheriff Butch Conway to reimburse $70,000 for his purchase of a 707 horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat, which has been deemed too “extravagant” of a purchase.

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Waze now works with Android Auto’s phone display https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/waze-android-auto-phone-display-compatible/ https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/waze-android-auto-phone-display-compatible/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:06:00 +0000 https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/waze-android-auto-phone-display-compatible/21|23485594 Last July, Waze finally integrated with Android Auto, but the service was limited. Android Auto has two parts: What you can see on the car's display unit and what is available on your phone's screen. Previously Waze was only available through the car... Read More →

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Last July, Waze finally integrated with Android Auto, but the service was limited. Android Auto has two parts: What you can see on the car's display unit and what is available on your phone's screen. Previously Waze was only available through the car…

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Shkreli’s former company is now losing money—even with the 5,000% price hike https://arstechnica.com/?p=1346141 https://arstechnica.com/?p=1346141#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:00:55 +0000 https://arstechnica.com/?p=1346141 The company lost more than $1M in first quarter of 2018 amid waning sales of $750 pill. Read More →

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Martin Shkreli’s former pharmaceutical company lost more than $1 million in the first quarter of 2018 amid waning sales of the drug made famous by Shkreli’s more than 5,000-percent price increase. That’s according to financial documents recently reviewed by Stat.

Vyera Pharmaceuticals, formerly known as Turing Pharmaceuticals, had brazenly maintained Shkreli’s despised price hike of the drug Daraprim, which treats relatively rare parasitic infections that often strike babies and HIV/AIDS patients. As founder and CEO of Turing, Shkreli bought the rights to the cheap, off-patent drug and—without any generic competitors—abruptly raised its price from $13.50 a pill to $750 a pill in the fall of 2015.

The move was wildly unpopular (to say the least) and attracted intense public scrutiny to the country’s quickly escalating drug costs. But it was a lucrative decision for Turing and later Vyera—at least until recently.

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Spotify lets artists submit unreleased tracks to playlist editors https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/spotify-artists-submit-unreleased-tracks-playlist-editors/ https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/spotify-artists-submit-unreleased-tracks-playlist-editors/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:33:00 +0000 https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/spotify-artists-submit-unreleased-tracks-playlist-editors/21|23485518 Spotify announced today that it's making it easier for artists and labels to submit new music to its playlist editors. The company has released a new feature, which is still in beta, that will allow artists and managers with a Spotify for Artists acc... Read More →

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Spotify announced today that it's making it easier for artists and labels to submit new music to its playlist editors. The company has released a new feature, which is still in beta, that will allow artists and managers with a Spotify for Artists acc…

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The 10 Best Deals of July 19, 2018 https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/the-10-best-deals-of-july-19-2018-1827731442 https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/the-10-best-deals-of-july-19-2018-1827731442#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:15:00 +0000 http://1827731442

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$1 million heist on Russian bank started with hack of branch router https://arstechnica.com/?p=1346091 https://arstechnica.com/?p=1346091#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:48:50 +0000 https://arstechnica.com/?p=1346091 MoneyTaker strikes again. Read More →

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A prolific hacking group has struck again, this time stealing close to $1 million from Russia’s PIR Bank. The July 3 heist came about five weeks after the sophisticated hackers first gained access to the bank’s network by compromising a router used by a regional branch.

The theft—which according to kommersant.ru is conservatively estimated at about $910,000—is the latest achievement of a group researchers at security firm Group-IB call the MoneyTaker group. In a report published last November that first detailed the group, researchers said its members had conducted 20 successful attacks on financial institutions and legal firms in the US, UK, and Russia. In a follow-up report, Group-IB said MoneyTaker netted about $14 million in the hacks, 16 of which were carried out on US targets, five on Russian banks, and one on a banking-software company in the UK.

While MoneyTaker is skilled at concealing its activities, Group-IB was able to connect the heists by tracing a common set of tactics, techniques, and procedures. After initially gaining access to a target’s network, members often spend months doing reconnaissance in an effort to elevate system privileges to those of a domain administrator. Members also try to remain active inside hacked networks long after the heists are carried out. The attackers also use a variety of freely available tools popular among hackers and security professionals alike, including the Metasploit exploit framework, Microsoft’s PowerShell management framework, and various Visual Basic scripts.

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Microsoft’s strong quarter was powered by the cloud, Surface and Xbox https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/microsoft-q4-earnings/ https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/microsoft-q4-earnings/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:44:00 +0000 https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/microsoft-q4-earnings/21|23485777 It's honestly getting a bit tough to write about Microsoft's quarterly earnings without sounding like a broken record. For years, its booming cloud business has pushed revenues higher, and the same is true for the past fourth quarter. The company rep... Read More →

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It's honestly getting a bit tough to write about Microsoft's quarterly earnings without sounding like a broken record. For years, its booming cloud business has pushed revenues higher, and the same is true for the past fourth quarter. The company rep…

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