1. Isis-affiliated twitter account calls for assassination of twitter employees, twitter investigating: A now-suspended Twitter account seemingly affiliated with the extremist group ISIS has been calling for the assassination of employees who work at the social network. Read more here.

2. Facebook’s Value Tops $200 Billion on Mobile-Ad Optimism: Facebook Inc. market value exceeded $200 billion to put it among the world’s biggest corporations, as investors bet on the company to capitalize on the future of mobile advertising. Read more here.

3. Amazon Brings Prime Instant Video To All Android Phones In US, UK And Germany: Amazon announced this morning that it’s bringing its Prime Instant Video streaming service to all Android phones in the U.S., U.K. and Germany through an update to the Amazon app for Android. Read more here.

4. WSJ: Microsoft is in talks to acquire Minecraft maker Mojang for $2 billion+: Microsoft is reportedly in “serious discussions” to acquire Mojang, the independent game studio behind the popular Minecraft game, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. A source told the paper that the deal could top $2 billion and close “as early as this week.” Read more here.

5. The App Store now boasts 1.3 million iOS apps: The number of apps available in the App Store has risen to 1.3 million, Apple announced today. The figure is up from 1.2 million, which the company revealed at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June. Read more here.

6. Google unveils Applause, a Hangouts on Air tool that lets viewers cheer and jeer in real-time: Google today unveiled Applause, a new Hangouts on Air feature that allows viewers to give a ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ during broadcasts. Read more here.

7. Japan’s Rakuten buys US retailer Ebates for $1 billion: Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is pressing on with its plans for the North American e-commerce market after it confirmed that it has acquired Ebates, a major online retailer in the US, in a $1 billion deal. Read more here.

8. Stripe is integrating with Apple Pay: Today at its keynote event, Apple announced it’s hotly anticipated payment service, Apple Pay. And just as quickly as it was unveiled, payment processor Stripe has revealed how developers can integrate Apple Pay into Stripe. Well, that was fast. Read more here.

9. One year on, CEOs still not getting social: The 2014 CEO.com Social CEO Report, an annual survey that investigates the social media habits of business leaders, has been released. The results show a depressingly small increase in social activity from Fortune 500 business leaders over last year’s analysis. Read more here.

10. Inbound marketing: Blogging makes marketers 13X more likely to get positive ROI: Hubspot’s massive 3,600-marketer study on the state of inbound marketing shows that blogging is quite possibly the most important thing a performance marketer can do. The only problem? Proving ROI is still a challenge. Read more here.

11. Apple set to acquire Path in an attempt to bolster iOS social cred: According to a single well-placed source inside Apple’s engineering team, the company is poised to announce an acquisition of Dave Morin’s Path social network. To quote our source, who requested to remain anonymous because the deal has not been announced yet, “It’s almost done, if not signed already, but it’s essentially a done deal.” Read more here.

Prasant Naidu

Founder and Blogger at Lighthouse Insights.

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