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August 5, 2017, 3:01 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to release Watch with cellular connectivity this year, with LTE modems supplied by Intel  —  Intel is said to supply modem that works with cell networks  —  Apple plans to begin selling new smartwatch by end of year  —  Apple Inc. is planning to release a version …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Sources: Apple glasses prototypes include a fully autonomous AR headset and a Snapchat Spectacles-like device with no screens that connects to iPhone  —  As it approaches $1tn valuation, the iPhone maker is betting on augmented reality and robotics technology
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:
Orin Kerr / Washington Post:
A preliminary legal analysis of the six counts in the Kronos indictment shows that the government's theory of the case will lead to significant legal challenges  —  The Justice Department has indicted Marcus Hutchins, a security researcher, for allegedly creating and selling malware.  The Verge explains:
The Guardian:
Peter Rudegeair / Wall Street Journal:
Online lender Prosper Marketplace in talks to raise $50M at $550M valuation; previous raise in 2015 was at a valuation of $1.9B  —  Proposed transaction would put value at $550 million, compared with $1.9 billion in early 2015  —  Prosper Marketplace Inc. is in talks to sell a roughly 10% stake …
Matt Miesnieks / Super Ventures Blog:
A deep dive into the tech behind Apple's ARKit, how it works, and how it is different from Google's Tango AR platform  —  Apple's announcement of ARKit at the recent WWDC has had a huge impact on the Augmented Reality eco-system.  Developers are finding that for the first time a robust and …
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