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July 19, 2017, 3:15 AM

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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is rolling out to all Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users in the US today  —  The voice component of Samsung's Bixby assistant has been a long time in coming.  The company was quick to boast about its AI helper at the Galaxy S8 launch, but revealed that the signature voice feature …
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 …
Madeline Purdue / USA Today:
Spurred by Code.org efforts, the number of female students taking AP CS exams grew by over 2X in past year; the number of black and Latino students grew over 3x  —  Female, black and Latino student participation in Advanced Placement computer science exams has more than doubled in the past year …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Bluetooth SIG releases the specification for Bluetooth Mesh, which allows Bluetooth 4 and 5 devices to communicate in a mesh network  —  Yay, another smart home standard  —  There's a long-running fight between wireless standards to be the one and only to connect all the smart devices in your home.
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google Analytics users can now ask natural-language questions about their data  —  With natural language, users can quickly get data without having to dig for it from both desktop and Google Analytics' mobile apps.  —  A little over a year ago, Google teased using natural language to get data from Google Analytics just by asking.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Snapchat adds ability to record multiple 10 second Snaps back-to-back, coming first to iOS, as well as Tint Brush for coloring specific objects in Snaps  —  Snapchat has a couple of new features rolling out Tuesday, including the ability to record multiple 10 second Snaps continuously …
Michael del Castillo / CoinDesk:
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance announces new members: Mastercard, Cisco, the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Scotiabank, others  —  The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is revealing its newest members.  —  As with previous announcements, entrants are divided between legacy institutions and startups building on the ethereum blockchain.
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google publicly launches Hire, a tool to help small and medium-sized businesses manage the job application process, for G Suite users in the US  —  Google is today lifting the lid on a new app designed to help small and medium-sized businesses find and recruit employees more effectively.

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