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February 1, 2017, 3:33 PM

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Report: Snap Inc. is working on adding lenses that can recognize and interact with landscapes, an extension of the current set which recognize faces  —  Snap, Inc. is working on an updated version of its in-app Snapchat lenses that would be able to recognize landscapes as well as faces …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple stock is up 6%+ after record Q1 results, nearing all-time high of $135  —  Update: The stock continues to climb as the day progresses, now up 6.5% at around $129, which values the company at more than 670 billion dollars in market cap.  It is also nearing Apple stock's all time high of $135.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
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Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon plans to spend $1.49B to create its first worldwide air cargo hub in Hebron, Kentucky, says the hub will create up to 2.7K new full- and part-time jobs  —  The investment, which could create over 2,000 new jobs, points to Amazon's continued ambitions to expand in shipping and logistics.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
EU announces deal to end all wireless roaming charges starting June 2017  —  The European Union took a big step toward creating a Digital Single Market today with the announcement of a deal that would end roaming charges for mobile consumers across the continent.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
WSJ: Facebook building video app for Apple TV and other set-top boxes as it ramps up its original programming efforts  —  Facebook is developing an app for set-top boxes including Apple TV, as a way to bring longer-form video content — and video ads — to big-screen TVs in consumers' living rooms, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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eero:
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How Google Plans To Use AI To Reinvent The $3 Trillion US Healthcare Industry  —  In this report we explore Google's many healthcare initiatives and areas of potential future expansion.

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