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July 17, 2017, 12:45 PM

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Matthew Miller / ZDNet:
HTC unveils HTC Alexa app for HTC U11 in the US to bring hands-free Amazon Alexa support; the app also allows users to listen to Amazon Music and Audible books  —  Throughout the history of HTC, it has been known to be the first to bring various technologies and features to the smartphone world.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
New line of IBM Z mainframes offer pervasive, full-time encryption to hinder data breaches  —  Big Blue announced that its latest IBM Z mainframe computer will be able to encrypt all of the data in an enterprise all of the time, bringing encryption to everything from cloud services to databases.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is launching a dedicated LinkedIn app for Windows 10  —  Microsoft is bringing one of its LinkedIn goals to life today with the launch of a dedicated LinkedIn app for Windows 10.  The software giant finalized its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn more than six months ago …
Cat Zakrzewski / Wall Street Journal:
Leap Motion raises $50M Series C for its hand-tracking computer interface tech, with a16z, Founders Fund, other investors returning  —  Company believes hand gestures will boost virtual reality devices  —  Leap Motion Inc. wants to move computing beyond taps on a touchscreen and clicks on a mouse.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Maps for Android now displays a graph showing the best time of day to travel to your destination  —  Google is always adding something new to Maps, but not everyone gets the new stuff at the same time.  Right now, it looks like Google has added a nifty travel time graph to directions …
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Cybersecurity AI startup Awake Security exits stealth with $31.2M raised to date from Greylock Partners and Bain Capital Ventures  —  In stealth mode for the past two years, the cybersecurity startup Awake Security is now ready for its public debut.  —  Based in Mountain View, Calif. …

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