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July 26, 2017, 12:00 PM

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Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
SEC issues investigative report concluding DAO tokens, a digital asset, were securities, and securities law “may apply” to token sales  —  The US Securities and Exchange Commission said today that the offering and sale of digital tokens “are subject to the requirements of the federal securities laws”.
Christina Passariello / Wall Street Journal:
How Jony Ive, Apple's chief designer, brought Steve Jobs's exacting design vision for Apple Park to life  —  With Apple Park, the company's chief designer has once again brought Steve Jobs's exacting design vision to life  —  ON A SUNNY DAY in May, Jonathan Ive —Jony to anyone who knows him …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Adobe says it will stop updating and distributing Flash at the end of 2020  —  Adobe today announced that Flash, the once-ubiquitous plugin that allowed you to play your first Justin Bieber video on YouTube and Dolphin Olympics 2 on Kongregate, will be phased out by the end of 2020.
Roberto Baldwin / Engadget:
Waze joins Google Maps on Android Auto  —  Google Maps has become the de facto way to get from point A to point B. But for commuters and Uber/Lyft drivers, Waze — with Google's transit information overlaid and crowdsourced data — has become invaluable.  The only problem is that while Google Maps …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Wisconsin judge orders Apple pay $506M to University of Wisconsin-Madison for patent infringement of A7, A8, A8X system-on-chip CPU designs; Apple to appeal  —  A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled Apple must pay $506 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology IP owned …
Eugene Kaspersky / Nota Bene:
Kaspersky announces free version of its antivirus software in US, Canada, and some Asia Pacific countries, with global rollout expected over four months  —  Hi folks!  —  I've some fantastic, earth-shattering-saving news: we're announcing the global launch of Kaspersky Free, which …
Sean O'Neill / Skift:
Google is testing vacation rental search in its hotel price-comparison tool using ~7K property listings in Europe  —  This apartment, based in Paris's 15th arrondissement (or neighborhood), is available on Booking.com and was listed yesterday for a booking of 8 to 14 people via Google's “hotel search.”
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Canalys report: Apple iPhone's market share in China fell to fifth place last quarter, behind Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi  —  - It's an area where Apple has struggled in recent years, with sales down 14 percent year over year last quarter.  —  Apple's share of the Chinese smartphone market fell …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Nintendo Q1 beats expectations as revenue rose nearly 150% to $1.37B on strong demand for the Switch console, which sold 1.97M units in Q1, 4.71M in total  —  - The company sold 1.97 million Switch consoles and maintained its forecast of selling 10 million units this financial year.
Wall Street Journal:
Trump says Tim Cook has promised Apple will build three “big, beautiful plants” in US, adding they'd be “big, big, big” but no details on timetable or location  —  Apple declined to comment on president's remarks, which didn't include where or when plants would be built
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google says it has removed Google Instant search results, which showed results as users typed, citing the shift from desktop to mobile searches  —  After launching Google Instant — Google's method of showing search results as you type them — several years ago, Google has removed the feature from search effective today.
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Khosla Ventures leads $50 million investment in Vicarious' AI tech  —  Vicarious, which is working on narrowing the gap between human and artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised $50 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures.  —  The Union City, California-based startup …

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Smartsheet:
Strategies for shutting down SaaS sprawl  —  Managing a chaos of apps steals focus away from IT leaders who are increasingly helping to drive business.  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
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Zoho:
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AWS Startups:
Shaping Your Startup Culture to Thrive  —  Our panel of experts at our AWS Loft in New York, including folks from Buzzfeed, Enigma, and Value Culture, discuss why culture is vital to any startup that wants to survive past its early days.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Patrick Brown, the chief executive of Impossible Foods, is coming to Disrupt  —  Impossible Foods is having quite the year.  In the past seven months, the company has signed a nationwide deal with Burger King …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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