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July 10, 2018, 8:45 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple confirms it's combining machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Siri teams under John Giannandrea, who was hired from Google earlier this year  —  Apple is creating a new AI/ML team that brings together its Core ML and Siri teams under one leader in John Giannandrea.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Court filing: former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang has been charged by the FBI with the alleged theft of trade secrets related to Apple's autonomous car efforts  —  The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation this week charged former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang with theft of trade secrets …
Washington Post:
UK watchdog gives Facebook a preliminary fine of about $664,000, the maximum allowed, for letting Cambridge Analytica access data about millions of people  —  Facebook is staring down its first fine for allowing Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data about millions of people …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing AR ads in US News Feeds beginning with a select group of partners this summer and plans to roll them out more broadly over the year  —  Facebook is giving advertisers new ways to show off their products, including with augmented reality.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Google Pay rolls out support for peer-to-peer payments and mobile ticketing  —  Google is making several updates to Google Pay, its recently-rebranded service for all its different payments tools.  Most of these updates were announced earlier this year, but now, Google says they're actually going live in the app.
Jagmeet Singh / NDTV Gadgets 360:
To combat the spread of fake news on its app, WhatsApp is rolling out “Forwarded” label to indicate when messages have been forwarded to users  —  WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature that will indicate to users which messages they receive were forwarded by as is the sender.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Instagram adds the questions sticker, a new way to poll your friends  —  Increasing engagement at all costs  —  In October, Instagram added a polling feature to its ephemeral stories.  Today, the company is introducing a new twist on polling with the questions sticker …
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Netflix launches Smart Downloads feature to automatically retrieve your next episode for offline viewing on Android, will launch on iOS later this year  —  Netflix is automating downloads of series so you can binge-watch shows off-line without even pressing a button.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
YouTube begins rolling out incognito mode, which hides search and viewing history, for Android users  —  Earlier this year, both YouTube and YouTube Music began hinting at an “Incognito mode” — similar to Google Chrome's — that disables your watch and search history.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Slack announces improvements to search, including a new UI, filters, personalized search, and more  —  For years, organizations have been pouring essential knowledge into Slack.  Getting it back out again wasn't all that easy—until now.  —  Five years ago, Slack was an unknown business …

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