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July 11, 2018, 2:10 PM

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Adam Fisher / Vanity Fair:
Valley of Genius book excerpt: an oral history of the early days at Google as told by its founders, early employees, advisers, and more  —  A behind-the-scenes account of the most important company on the Internet, from grad-school all-nighters, space tethers, and Burning Man to the …
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Twitter says over the next week it will adjust users' follower counts to no longer include accounts that have been locked  —  Perhaps a healthier Twitter is one with smaller follower counts—even if that comes as a blow to your ego.  That's what the company is hoping, anyway.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Secretive AR startup Magic Leap signs AT&T as sole US wireless vendor and receives undisclosed investment, with AT&T CEO John Donovan gaining observer rights  —  Magic Leap, the secretive startup responsible for the Magic Leap One augmented reality platform, has selected AT&T …
Reuters:
Uber's head of human resources Liane Hornsey resigns following probe into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the firm  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned on Tuesday, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple Watches with larger displays, iPad Pros with Face ID and no Home button, a new low-price laptop, and a Mac mini refresh are coming this fall  —  Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has published a new research note for investors that includes new details …
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 …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
DOJ has quietly settled with 3D printable gun inventor Cody Wilson, who argued that gun blueprints were protected speech, five years after the take down order  —  Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns.  The government tried to stop him.  He sued—and won.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Opera is testing a built-in crypto wallet in its Android browser, with support for Ethereum-based tokens, collectibles, and DApps, available in private beta now  —  Cryptocurrencies: They're kind of a big deal.  Bitcoin, one of the most popular digital currencies on the market …

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