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July 3, 2018, 5:00 PM

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Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC:
Google says Cloud COO Diane Bryant has left the company, less than a year after joining from Intel, where she had been for 32 years  —  Google Cloud chief operating officer Diane Bryant has left the company after less than a year.  —  “We are grateful for the contributions she made while at Google …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon expands its checkout-free Amazon Go retail concept with a second, larger store, also in Seattle, which it says will open in fall 2018  —  Amazon is expanding its checkout-free Amazon Go retail concept with another location in the company's backyard, GeekWire has learned.
More: The Verge and EngadgetThanks:@kslosh
Facebook:
Facebook is shutting down Android contacts app Hello, fitness tracking app Moves, and anonymous teen social media app tbh due to “low usage”  —  We wanted to let you know that we are shutting down three apps due to low usage: Moves, tbh and Hello.
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
Samsung says it's aware of reports from some phone owners that its Messages texting app randomly sent photos to their contacts without permission  —  Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone's texting app starts randomly pushing …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
US provides ZTE temporary authorization through August 1 to continue supporting equipment and consumer devices already deployed  —  So it can update phones and other equipment  —  The US Commerce Department has temporarily lifted a portion of the ban on ZTE that all-but shut down the company almost three months ago.

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