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March 20, 2017, 11:55 AM

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Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Samsung unveils its context-aware ‘Bixby’ AI assistant ahead of Galaxy S8 launch  —  We're barely a week away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and among the phone's unique hardware features, Samsung is also looking to introduce some new software tricks, spearheaded by the Bixby AI assistant.
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel launches its first product with 3D XPoint technology: the $1520, 375GB Optane SSD DC P4800X, a solid state drive for data centers  —  The NVMe DC P4800X marks Intel's 3D XPoint-powered Optane SSD debut—but it's aimed directly at the enterprise market.
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How Techmeme continues to set the agenda for influential tech readers, without chasing scale or adopting the trappings of most media firms  —  Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he'd been spotted.  It was the middle of the lunch rush at a bustling upscale food court …
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:
IBM launches IBM Blockchain service, based on Linux Foundation-backed Hyperledger's Fabric code, and details its two commercial deployments  —  Tech giant IBM is set to unveil what it's calling the first “commercial application” of Hyperledger's open-source Fabric codebase.
Tasnim Shamma / NPR:
How AGCO, an agricultural equipment manufacturer, is using Google Glass on its factory floor to improve speed of quality checks, train new employees, and more  —  Audio will be available later today.  —  Remember Google Glass?  —  They're the headsets that look like regular glasses …
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Stephen M. Baldwin / Fortune:
Behind Shopify, which powers ~400K online stores for individuals and brands where more than 100M people shopped in 2016  —  From the -unlikely setting of Ottawa, Shopify has -quietly been powering an e-commerce revolution.  —  Shopify has done a pretty good job hiding itself from the world.
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