July 5, 2017, 1:05 PM

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Timothy W. Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung is developing a voice-activated smart speaker powered by its digital assistant Bixby, internally code-named Vega, with release date TBD  —  Samsung is developing a voice-activated speaker powered by its digital assistant Bixby, joining a proliferating arms race in tabletop devices …
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Nokia and Xiaomi sign a business collaboration agreement and multi-year patent deal, which includes cross-licensing for cellular standard essential patents  —  The deal will give the companies access to a wider pool of patents and equipment.  —  Nokia and Xiaomi have signed …
Luke Parker / Brave New Coin:
Jack Stubbs / Reuters:
Ukraine scrambles to mitigate backdoor found in M.E. Doc software used by 80% of Ukrainian firms, says all devices on networks that had M.E. Doc are vulnerable  —  The Ukrainian software firm used as part of last week's global cyber attack warned on Wednesday that all computers sharing …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Baidu acquires Seattle-based natural language startup, which helps build and power chatbots and voice-based apps across multiple platforms and devices  —  China's search giant Baidu has made another acquisition to continue its push into artificial intelligence, and specifically to help …
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