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May 9, 2017, 11:15 AM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon unveils Echo Show, an Alexa-powered speaker with a 7" touchscreen and video calling for $229.99; preorders open now, ships June 28  —  Look out, world: Alexa is coming to a screen near you.  Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Uber hires University of Toronto AI expert Raquel Urtasun to oversee development of new AI research lab in Canada  —  Uber is hiring Raquel Urtasun, a prominent artificial intelligence researcher at the University of Toronto, as the ride-hailing company aims to build a lab for driverless car research …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
eMarketer forecast: Amazon to control 71% of voice-controlled speaker market in US this year, ahead of Google Home's 24%  —  Amazon is dominating the voice-controlled speaker market, according to a new forecast from eMarketer out this morning.  The maker of the Echo-branded speakers …
Matt Humrick / AnandTech:
Qualcomm unveils 14nm Snapdragon 660 and 630 SoCs with faster charging, improved connectivity, and enhanced imaging, expected in devices later this year  —  Qualcomm is bringing some premium experiences to its mid-tier lineup with the addition of the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platforms.
Bloomberg:
China's Alipay announces deal with payment processor First Data Corp to let its users shop at 4M stores in US  —  Mobile payments wallet to be accepted at 4 million U.S. stores  —  Alipay says it's part of broader international expansion  —  China's mobile-payments king wants a piece of the world's biggest consumer market.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
A look at the UI for Google's “Fuchsia” smartphone OS, written with cross-platform Flutter SDK, as the over-arching purpose of the project remains unclear  —  Taking a look at Google's mysterious third operating system.  —  Google, never one to compete in a market with a single product …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:

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