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October 20, 2017, 10:35 AM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Review of Harman Kardon Invoke on sale Oct. 22: great sound, sharp design, supports only Microsoft calendars, twice as costly as Echo, no multi-account support  —  A smart speaker for Microsoft's world  —  For a company that makes a voice-controlled assistant, it has become table stakes …
Twitter:
Twitter unveils user safety roadmap through Jan. 2018: expand definitions of non-consensual nudity, update policy around hate, add info for suspended accounts  —  As we said last week, we're updating our approach to make Twitter a safer place.  This won't be a quick or easy fix, but we're committed to getting it right.
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE:
Intel and Amazon partner to release a new development kit enabling Alexa voice-control capabilities in third-party smart home devices  —  Intel Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday they're teaming up to deliver a new development kit that allows developers to embed Amazon's Alexa voice-control capabilities …
Quinn Norton:
Journalist Quinn Norton says author and tech evangelist Robert Scoble sexually assaulted her at an O'Reilly unconference in the early 2010s  —  Foo Camp, the original unconference thrown by O'Reilly every year, is one of my favorite events in the technology world.
Reuters:
Founders of company that owns Tezos code seek to oust head of the Swiss foundation set up to manage its $232M ICO, putting project at risk  —  Anna Irrera, Steve Stecklow, Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi  —  ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos …
Bloomberg:
Sources say launch of Verizon's new live online TV service, which is separate from Go90, is delayed until Spring 2018 at the earliest  —  Programming deals still in negotiation, strategy seen adrift  —  Online streaming TV is ‘absolutely critical,’ CEO said
Intercom:
From signed up to satisfied  —  Getting new users is easy; keeping them is hard.  Join Intercom co-founder Des Traynor as he explains how to bridge the gap between a company's initial traction and sustained success.
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Bloomberg:
China-based Horizon Robotics, which makes chips that are optimized to run neural networks, raising $100M Series A+ led by Intel Capital  —  Horizon Robotics, a startup that makes computer chips, is set to complete a $100 million funding round led by Intel Capital as it targets building a prototype driverless car that can park itself.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Play rolls out “Try It Now” button for Android Instant Apps, updates Editor's Choice section and Play Console  —  Google today is announcing a number of changes to its Google Play app store, the most notable being a new way to try apps immediately without having to first install them on your mobile device.

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Microsoft:
Financial services industry banks on the Microsoft Cloud  —  Examples of scenarios and solutions companies are implementing to drive their digital transformation.
eero:
eero data report  —  Read about trends in connected device adoption, usage patterns and behaviors from 10 major metropolitan areas.
Intercom:
From signed up to satisfied  —  Getting new users is easy; keeping them is hard.  Join Intercom co-founder Des Traynor as he explains how to bridge the gap between a company's initial traction and sustained success.
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho ShowTime's Open Mic: Let your learners have their say!  —  Traditional classroom training has always enjoyed one significant advantage over virtual training - the personal touch.
Worldpay:
Join us at the Web Executive Forum on Nov 8th  —  We're moderating an awesome panel on the future of web payments.  See the full event agenda and register here.
 

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