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July 19, 2017, 7:15 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Google's search app on Android and iOS gets an algorithmic news feed of articles, videos, and other links; feed allows topic follows and other customizations  —  Searching for relevance  —  Google today is rolling out its take on the news feed, a personalized stream of articles, videos, and other content.
Bloomberg:
Apple appoints Isabel Ge Mahe, currently VP of wireless technologies, as company's first managing director for Greater China  —  Wireless technology VP will become MD of greater China unit  —  China is a major market and also production base for Apple  —  Apple Inc. has appointed …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is rolling out to all Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users in the US today  —  The voice component of Samsung's Bixby assistant has been a long time in coming.  The company was quick to boast about its AI helper at the Galaxy S8 launch, but revealed that the signature voice feature …
Madeline Purdue / USA Today:
Spurred by Code.org efforts, the number of female students taking AP CS exams grew by over 2X in past year; the number of black and Latino students grew over 3X  —  Female, black and Latino student participation in Advanced Placement computer science exams has more than doubled in the past year …
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google Analytics users can now ask natural-language questions about their data  —  With natural language, users can quickly get data without having to dig for it from both desktop and Google Analytics' mobile apps.  —  A little over a year ago, Google teased using natural language to get data from Google Analytics just by asking.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Bluetooth SIG releases the specification for Bluetooth Mesh, which allows Bluetooth 4 and 5 devices to communicate in a mesh network  —  Yay, another smart home standard  —  There's a long-running fight between wireless standards to be the one and only to connect all the smart devices in your home.
Michael del Castillo / CoinDesk:
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance announces new members: Mastercard, Cisco, the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Scotiabank, others  —  The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is revealing its newest members.  —  As with previous announcements, entrants are divided between legacy institutions and startups building on the ethereum blockchain.
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