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August 22, 2017, 2:40 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Verizon to start throttling video on smartphones on all unlimited data plans to 720p, with the cheapest “Go Unlimited” plan limiting video to 480p  —  Cheapest plan limits video to 480p, and there's no way to watch 1080p on a phone anymore  —  Well, now we know why Verizon Wireless was …
Thuy Ong / The Verge:
Samsung's Bixby launches in more than 200 countries including the UK, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, is currently available in US English and Korean  —  But it only recognizes English and Korean  —  Samsung's voice assistant Bixby is now accessible in more than 200 countries worldwide …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Medium will pay writers based off number of “claps” they get, from subscribers' $5/mo. fee, expands the number of authors who can publish paywalled articles  —  [Jeb gif]  —  Medium plans to start letting more and more authors publish paywalled articles.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: Google plans to launch a new Pixel-branded Chromebook and a mini version of the Google Home alongside new phones this fall  —  According to a source familiar with the company's plans, Google will launch not just two new Google Pixel phones at a hardware event this fall …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft to cease work on its GigJam lightweight collaboration service, before it exited preview  —  Microsoft is halting work on its GigJam collaboration service in September, two years after its initial launch and before it ever exited preview.  —  Microsoft is throwing in the towel …
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