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July 18, 2017, 12:15 PM

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Steven Levy / Wired:
Google announces Glass Enterprise Edition, which can be used with prescription lenses, has a faster processor and WiFi, an 8MP camera, and better security  —  Don't call Heather Erickson a glasshole.  —  Yes, that's Google Glass on her frames.  But she's not using it to check her Facebook …
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Amazon has been selling pre-packaged ‘Meal Kits’ to select Amazon Fresh customers, sending Blue Apron's stock down  —  Amazon's newly-discovered desire to begin offering pre-packaged ingredients for home-cooked meals is already a real thing as a selection of Amazon Meal Kits are available on the company's website.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Alphabet's Access CEO Gregory McCray is stepping down after five months as Larry Page reiterates commitment to Google Fiber  —  McCray had replaced Barratt, who stepped down in October 2016  —  Alphabet Inc.'s high-speed internet business is undergoing another shake-up as its leader, Gregory McCray, is stepping down.
BuzzFeed:
How Uber's hard-charging corporate culture left employees drained, according to interviews with over two dozen sources  —  After a highly publicized corporate meltdown this spring, Uber is working to repair a culture employees and observers say is aggressive, cutthroat, and demanding.
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Mira, which raised $1.5M in seed funding from Sequoia, unveils Prism, a mobile AR headset that reflects your iPhone screen onto a lens, ships this fall for $99  —  Bottom left: COO Matt Stern.  Top Left: CPO Montana Reed.  Top Right: CEO Ben Taft.  Bottom Right: CTO Evan Bovie.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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