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March 22, 2017, 11:35 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.
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.
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 …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: small, light tablet with bright screen and tight stylus integration, but the keyboard is cramped and multitasking is limited  —  I am in productivity hell.  For the past week, I've been using Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 to read Twitter, correspond on Slack, and write articles for this website.
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 Kessler / Quartz:
As IBM continues its drive to bring remote workers back into offices, some employees theorize that the company is using “co-location” as a downsizing effort  —  Less than a year into her tenure as IBM's chief marketing officer, Michelle Peluso prepared to make an announcement …
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.
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.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:

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