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July 25, 2017, 4:23 PM

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Adobe says it will stop updating and distributing Flash at the end of 2020  —  Adobe today announced that Flash, the once-ubiquitous plugin that allowed you to play your first Justin Bieber video on YouTube and Dolphin Olympics 2 on Kongregate, will be phased out by the end of 2020.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Giphy launches its GIF Maker tool for mobile browsers  —  Giphy, the online database and search engine for all things GIF, has announced that it's launching its popular GIF Maker tool for mobile web browsers.  —  First introduced for desktop browsers back in 2015, GIF Maker is a fairly simple tool …
Yossi Matias / Google:
Google adds SOS Alerts in Search and Maps to provide users with information in a crisis  —  In times of crisis, access to timely, actionable information is crucial.  Working alongside trained responders and volunteers on the ground, technology plays a vital role in providing information …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Trucking network Convoy raises $62M Series B led by YC's Continuity growth fund; investors include Bill Gates' Cascade, Marc Benioff, Bezos Expeditions  —  It's a warm summer afternoon at the TA Seattle East truck stop in North Bend, Wash., and Jerry Brooks is waiting for business.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SoftBank approached Uber about a multibillion dollar investment, but talks are preliminary and an investment would likely require a new Uber CEO  —  SoftBank is already a big investor in Asian ride-hailing companies Grab, Ola and Didi Chuxing  —  SoftBank Group Corp. is pushing …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Inbound marketing and sales firm HubSpot has acquired Kemvi, a startup applying AI to help sales teams  —  HubSpot is announcing that it has acquired Kemvi, a startup applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to help sales teams.  —  A few months ago, Kemvi launched DeepGraph …
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Join us for a webinar on Deploying payments technology in the cloud: Debunk the myths!  —  Tune in for a panel discussion hosted by Vantiv in collaboration with Microsoft where experts will be discussing the benefits of deploying a hosted data center and debunking the myths about cloud technology
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Barcelona-based keyboard startup ThingThing reaches deal with founders of keyboard app Fleksy to continue development, after Pinterest acqui-hired Fleksy  —  Third party keyboards might seem like an app fad blast from the recent past.  But the smartphone keyboard space could be set for a shake …
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Chris Cumming / Wall Street Journal:
Financial-sector investor Aquiline raises $190M, exceeding its target of $150M, for its first early stage fund for firms at the intersection of tech and finance  —  Aquiline Capital Partners completed raising capital for a new fund that aims to apply the firm's focus on the financial-services …

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Zoho partners with LinkedIn to bring Sales Navigator to Zoho CRM  —  Twenty-eight percent of sales reps and business development professionals are using social selling tools 3-5 hours per week, with over 20% spending 5-10 hours per week.
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