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August 24, 2016, 5:05 PM

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Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Apple execs Cue, Schiller, and Federighi as well as key Siri scientists Alex Acero and Tom Gruber explain Apple's secretive approach to AI and machine learning  —  On July 30, 2014, Siri had a brain transplant.  —  Three years earlier, Apple had been the first major tech company to integrate …
Seth Fiegerman / CNNMoney:
Five years after Tim Cook became Apple CEO, the company has doubled staff, is more socially conscious, but hasn't created a new product category rivaling iPhone  —  Hours after Steve Jobs resigned as the CEO of Apple, his successor Tim Cook sent an email to reassure employees about the company's future.
Monte Reel / Bloomberg:
Baltimore police have been testing an aerial surveillance system that uses wide-angle cameras flown at 8.5K feet, without informing the public, since January  —  Since January, police have been testing an aerial surveillance system adapted from the surge in Iraq.  And they neglected to tell the public.
Chris Williams / The Register:
Microsoft details HoloLens' Holographic Processing Unit: TSMC-made, 24-core, performs 1T calculations/second, handles all environmental sensing and other inputs  —  How to make your own virtual reality brain  —  Hot Chips Microsoft today revealed a first look at the inside …
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify tries to get long-term deals with labels wanting higher cuts and other rights while operating on short-term extensions of old contracts  —  Streaming service is in talks with record labels to negotiate new contracts  —  As Spotify AB gears up for a potential initial public …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Opera launches free VPN app for Android with no data limits, no login required, and a feature to block ad trackers  —  Earlier this year, Opera launched its free and unlimited VPN service for iOS; today it is bringing the same functionality to Android.  Like the iOS version …
John Herrman / New York Times:
On Facebook, activist-run pages rival the reach of established, traditional media brands like MSNBC and NYT, but aren't beholden to any journalistic standard  —  How a strange new class of media outlet has arisen to take over our news feeds.  —  Open your Facebook feed.  What do you see?

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