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February 22, 2018, 8:20 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on Airpods with hands-free Siri and a new wireless chip for release as early as this year and a water resistant model for 2019  —  Company working on water resistance, more Siri integration  —  Apple CFO says wearables revenue rose almost 70% last year
George Dvorsky / Gizmodo:
Top AI experts and policy makers from 14 institutions publish 100-page report on the malicious uses of AI, outlining digital, physical, and political dangers  —  A new report authored by over two-dozen experts on the implications of emerging technologies is sounding the alarm bells …
Justina Vasquez / Bloomberg:
Snap stock slid 6%+ after analyst warned of negative reaction to update and Kylie Jenner tweeted suggesting she uses Snapchat less post-update  —  Kylie Jenner tweets she hasn't been using the app lately  —  Users pile on with feedback that echoes Wall Street concerns
Jake Smith / ZDNet:
Google launches business messaging for RCS, its SMS successor, letting firms send rich messages to Sprint customers in US; 40+ carriers, OEMS currently use RCS  —  Google's RCS platform will allow businesses to send interactive messages to customers.  —  Google has begun signing up businesses …
Shivani Vora / New York Times:
Airbnb debuts Plus, a high-end option competing with hotels, in 13 cities globally; lodgings include amenities and are inspected and professionally photographed  —  The brand will offer higher-end accommodations that meet a 100-point quality checklist (kitchens with cookware, plush towels, comfortable mattresses).
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Amazon plans to open up to six new Amazon Go cashierless stores this year, with most in Seattle and one in Los Angeles' The Grove mall  —  New futuristic convenience stores could appear in Seattle and Los Angeles.  —  Amazon's much-heralded convenience store of the future, Amazon Go, may seem like a crazy experiment.
Kaleigh Rogers / Motherboard:
SpaceX launches first test satellites for its proposed Starlink broadband project, which aims to link up many small satellites to provide reliable internet  —  The goal, to create a constellation of more than 12,000 satellites, is part of a project called Starlink.  —  Another day, another SpaceX launch.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom order, which repeals 2015 net neutrality rules, enters Federal Register today, signaling beginning of various legal challenges  —  The FCC's “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, which vastly curtails the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules …
Wall Street Journal:
Analysis finds algorithms designed by Facebook, Google, and others often struggle to detect doctored images and videos, a key tool for misinformation efforts  —  The tech company's filters can't adequately detect misinformation distributed through altered images
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Tezos Foundation, which manages Tezos code after $232M ICO, says board president Johann Gevers and another member to step down after long-running dispute  —  Two board members of the Switzerland-based Tezos Foundation, including its president Johann Gevers, have stepped down from their positions.
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott.com:
Intel partners with Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, and HP to launch 5G-connected Windows 10 PCs next year  —  The launch of Always Connected PCs powered by Windows 10 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon ARM processors was a serious threat to Intel's chip business.  Not too long ago, the company launched …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Shareaholic: search overtook social for referral traffic in 2017, after the two first swapped spots in 2013, driving 34.8% of visits vs. 25.6% for social  —  Google passed Facebook as the top referral traffic driver in 2017 as the search giant doubled down on mobile and the social giant cleaned up its News Feed.

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