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March 22, 2017, 7:55 AM

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Andrew Ng / Medium:
Google Brain founder and Baidu's chief scientist Andrew Ng resigns from Baidu  —  I will be resigning from Baidu, where I have been leading the company's AI Group.  Baidu's AI is incredibly strong, and the team is stacked up and down with talent; I am confident AI at Baidu will continue to flourish.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google releases Android O to developers, touting better battery life through improved background app management and more organized notifications with “channels”  —  Developers can start work on it today  —  For the second year in a row, Google is making a developer preview …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
How iCloud account data helped police identify the attacker who allegedly tweeted seizure-inducing strobe, despite his use of a prepaid SIM bought with cash  —  An anonymous SIM card in a non-anonymous iPhone  —  In theory, it was the perfect setup: an anonymous Twitter account on a prepaid SIM card, bought with cash.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Tumult at Uber, including the departure of president Jeff Jones, has complicated the COO search; source says Tim Armstrong and ex-Walt Disney COO in contention  —  Jeff Jones, who resigned as president, clashed with the CEO and unsuccessfully advocated for in-app tipping and other changes.  —  by
Blaise Zerega / VentureBeat:
Uber board member Arianna Huffington, head of N. America operations Rachel Holt, and HR officer Liane Hornsey take questions on sexual harassment investigation  —  Uber today provided an update on its investigation into alleged sexual harassment and discriminatory practices at the company.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Outlook, Skype, Xbox issues resolved, but OneDrive still experiencing problems after Microsoft services hit by account authentication issue earlier today  —  Two weeks ago, a widespread authentication issue prevented a number of Microsoft users from accessing their cloud services.
Deanna Ting / Skift:
Airbnb rebrands as Aibiying in China, plans to triple workforce and double investment in the country in 2017, integrates with Alipay and WeChat  —  But the bigger question remains: Can it successfully compete with the reigning “Airbnb of China,” Tujia?  —  Continuing on his global tour of six cities …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon adds “Send to Kindle” feature to its Kindle iOS app, letting users send articles for reading later  —  Amazon has quietly rolled out the “Send to Kindle” feature to its Kindle for iOS application that allows you to save to the app articles and documents found on the web.
BBC:
Following US ban, UK announces cabin baggage ban on electronics, which includes laptops, tablets, and phones over a certain size, for flights from six countries  —  The UK is due to announce a ban on laptops and other electronic devices on certain passenger flights, following a similar move by the US.
TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Winter 2017 Demo Day 2: 51 startups with a focus on backend engineering tools and social apps  —  Connie Loizos, Josh Constine, Ryan Lawler and Sarah Buhr  —  Over 15,000 founders from 7,200 startups applied to this batch of Y Combinator.  It chose just over 100 with founders …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:

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