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July 10, 2018, 4:25 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.
Panos Panay / Windows Blog:
Microsoft unveils 10" $399+ Surface Go tablet with USB-C, MicroSD slot, and Pentium Gold CPU; pre-order July 10, available August 2, LTE model later this year  —  Many of us play different roles throughout the day, moving from work or school to home and everywhere in between.
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.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing augmented reality ads from a select group of partners in the News Feed  —  Facebook is giving advertisers new ways to show off their products, including with augmented reality.  —  At its F8 developer conference earlier this year, Facebook announced that it was working …
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.
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 …
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 …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Researchers say connecting an iPhone to a compatible USB accessory can prevent the USB Restricted Mode lock after one hour in iOS 11.4.1  —  Plugging in certain Apple accessories will reset the one-hour counter for USB Restricted Mode  —  Apple released iOS 11.4.1 this morning …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
AT&T acquires threat intelligence company AlienVault, which has raised $120M since its founding in 2007  —  AT&T has announced plans to acquire cybersecurity company AlienVault.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  —  Founded in 2007, AlienVault offers a number of tools for detecting …
YouTube Blog:
YouTube overhauls how it handles breaking news, adding previews of articles from credible sources, showing info from third parties, testing local news in TV app  —  The work of trusted journalistic organizations is as critical as ever, especially when it comes to seeking information about current events online.

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