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August 3, 2017, 10:45 AM

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Steven Levy / Wired:
How Apple developed new Bluetooth Low Energy Audio tech to stream audio directly from iOS devices to hearing aids and cochlear implants  —  My conversation with Mathias Bahnmueller started as pretty much all my phone interviews do.  “Can you hear me?” he asked, and I replied affirmatively.
Abigail Summerville / CNBC:
Fitbit Q2: revenue of $353.3M, down from $586.5M YoY, vs. $341.6M est.; 3.4M devices sold; new smartwatch on track for launch ahead of holidays; stock up 6%+  —  Fitbit reported quarterly results and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday.  —  Here's how the company did compared to what Wall Street expected:
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Asus ZenFone AR, which supports both Google's Tango AR and Daydream VR platforms, now available for pre-order from Verizon for $648  —  Not a bad price for both augmented and virtual reality capabilities  —  Asus' new ZenFone AR, which supports both Google's Tango augmented reality tech …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
HBO security contractor says hackers stole “thousands of internal documents” in addition to episodes and have leaked personal info of a senior HBO executive  —  The HBO hack may have been worse than the initial leaks of a few unaired TV show episodes suggested.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Bitcoin Cash is now the 3rd most valuable cryptocurrency with market value of ~$7B; Coinbase users threaten to sue over lack of support for Bitcoin Cash  —  A new version of bitcoin hit the market on Tuesday and, on its second day of trading, it has already tripled in price and its market cap …
Canalys:
Samsung and Apple worldwide smartphone sales were mostly flat YoY in Q2, but Chinese makers saw big growth: Huawei up 20% to ~38M, Oppo up 44%, Xiaomi up 52%  —  Palo Alto, Shanghai, Singapore and Reading (UK) - Wednesday, 2 August 2017  —  Samsung continued to lead the worldwide smartphone market …

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