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July 23, 2017, 6:20 PM

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Alyssa Hertig / CoinDesk:
As BIP 91 activates, paving the way for scaling of Bitcoin, Segwit2x lead developer Jeff Garzik talks about what's next for the network  —  Jeff Garzik has been accused of a lot of things of late.  —  Since taking the lead on turning the Segwit2x scaling agreement into code …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
After multiple user reports of video throttling, Verizon admits it is testing a new video optimization system  —  Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix's speed test tool appears to be capped at 10Mbps, raising fears that the carrier is throttling video streaming on its mobile network.
Zoe Kleinman / BBC:
UK government plans to require drones weighing 250g or more be registered; drone owners will need to take a drone safety awareness test  —  The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft.
Haseeb Qureshi / freeCodeCamp:
Steven Musil / CNET:
Intel files a public statement with ITC accusing Qualcomm of anticompetitive practices in Qualcomm vs Apple case  —  Intel says Qualcomm's patent spat with Apple is really about quashing competition from Intel.  —  Intel has jumped into the fray surrounding the Apple-Qualcomm patent spat …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Lyft announces it is opening Level 5 Engineering Center in Palo Alto to develop its own “open self-driving system”  —  Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles.  It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
China unveils official policy to build a domestic AI industry worth ~$150B by 2030, calling for AI companies and R&D to be at US levels of innovation by 2020  —  SHANGHAI — If Beijing has its way, the future of artificial intelligence will be made in China.

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