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August 2, 2017, 11:30 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram says users under 25 use the app 32 minutes on average per day, while half of the businesses on it produced a story in the last month  —  Instagram Stories has blossomed from a Snapchat clone into an integral part of the world's largest dedicated visual communication app in the first year since its launch.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Report: Snap in talks to buy Zero Zero Robotics, best known for its Hover Camera Passport Drone, which uses facial recognition to photograph users from the air  —  Snap is still trying to get into the drone business.  After reportedly buying LA-based drone company Ctrl Me Robotics earlier this year …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Senators debut a bill requiring IoT devices sold to government are patchable and conform to basic security best practices, like avoiding hard-coded passwords  —  Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today introduced a bill that would set baseline security standards for the government's purchase …
Tracy Jan / Washington Post:
How Facebook unevenly silences posts about discrimination, censoring important conversations, while often allowing racist content to remain  —  Francie Latour was picking out produce in a suburban Boston grocery store when a white man leaned toward her two young sons and …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook is working on a video chat device with wide angle lens and large touchscreen, which could be announced at F8, and a standalone smart speaker  —  Product would make it seem like people are in the same room  —  Device aligns with Zuckerberg goal of bringing users closer
Valentina Zarya / Fortune:
Sawyer, which develops a platform for booking children's activities, raises $6M Series A from Advance Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, others  —  At a time when nearly everything is possible to access at the click of a button—or, more likely, the tap of a phone screen …
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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple reported Q3 revenue of $45.4B, up 7% YoY, net profit of $8.7B, down from $10.7B YoY, and gross margin of 38.5% vs. 38% last year  —  Apple today announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter of 2017, which corresponds to the second calendar quarter of the year.
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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
Memes That Kill: The Future Of Information Warfare  —  Memes and social networks have become weaponized, while many governments seem ill-equipped to understand the new reality of information warfare.

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