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August 4, 2017, 4:25 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Google is working on Snapchat Discover-like swipeable stories based on AMP format; stories can be surfaced in search results and publishers' own websites  —  ‘Stamp’ media product is based around company's ‘AMP’ mobile web pages  —  Google is developing technology to let publishers create …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Facebook moves entire translation backend to neural networks, built on Caffe2, to handle 4.5B+ translations per day, says it's seen ~11% increase in accuracy  —  Facebook announced today that it has started using neural network systems to carry out more than 4.5 billion translations …
Jean M. Twenge / The Atlantic:
The Guardian:
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
German HR management and recruiting platform Personio raises $12M Series A  —  Personio, a German startup that offers a HR management and recruiting platform, has closed $12 million in Series A funding.  European VC Northzone led the round, with participation from existing investors …
Pan Yue / China Money Network:
Alibaba's Tmall invests $300M into Chinese fresh produce e-commerce platform Yiguo.com  —  Tmall, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's business-to-customer e-commerce platform, has invested US$300 million in Yiguo.com, a fresh produce e-commerce platform.  —  With the investment …
Becky Peterson / Business Insider:
Coinbase reverses course after August 1 hard fork, says it will begin supporting Bitcoin Cash by January 1, 2018  —  The cryptocurrency online exchange Coinbase has decided to support the new bitcoin cash, days after a user exodus temporarily brought its website to a halt.
Joe Maring / 9to5Google:
LastPass unveils family plan pricing at $48/year, doubles price of premium tier to $24/year, removes unlimited sharing, more from free version  —  Last month, LastPass announced that it would soon be introducing a new “Families” plan for sharing passwords, bank account info, and other sensitive data among family members.

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Microsoft:
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eero:
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Adyen:
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