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July 13, 2018, 7:35 PM

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Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Special counsel Mueller charges 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking DNC, Clinton campaign, others and releasing their emails during 2016 election  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller has obtained a new indictment charging 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democrats during the 2016 presidential election.
Scott Thurm / Wired:
Microsoft President Brad Smith calls for government regulation of facial recognition, says Microsoft's ICE contract did not involve facial recognition  —  OVER THE PAST year, Silicon Valley has been grappling with the way it handles our data, our elections, and our speech.  Now it's got a new concern: our faces.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Adobe plans to unveil the full version of Photoshop for iPad at its annual MAX creative conference in October and release it in 2019  —  - Users in media, entertainment want to edit work ‘on the fly’  — Long-term effort will spread to other Adobe programs later
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Hands-on with the top-of-the-line 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro: it's fast, keyboard is quieter with similar key travel as the 2017 model, and True Tone works well  —  It's a MacBook, alright  —  The new MacBook Pro keyboards are quieter.  —  We've had a top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro review unit …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
PC shipments in Q2 grew 2.7% according to IDC, while Gartner estimates 1.4% increase; both firms agree this quarter's YoY growth was the best since Q1 2012  —  Gartner and IDC agree  —  Shipments of PCs are definitely growing, for the first time in six years.
The Information:
Sources: Amazon Web Services is considering selling its own networking switches to business customers, challenging companies like Cisco, Juniper, and Arista  —  Amazon Web Services already dominates the market for cloud services.  Now, it is eyeing a part of the cloud business it doesn't already control …
Karen Freifeld / Reuters:
US Department of Commerce on Friday officially lifted a ban on US companies selling goods to ZTE  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday lifted a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE Corp, allowing China's second-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business.
Muyao Shen / CoinDesk:
Chinese police shut down a gambling platform that had 330K users and $1.5B in transaction volume in various cryptocurrencies over the past eight months  —  Local police officials in China seized more than $1.5 million worth of cryptocurrencies as part of a crackdown on gambling during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Microsoft debuts free version of Microsoft Teams with team storage capped at 10GB, and Microsoft 365 launches live events with facial recognition and more  —  Microsoft 365 can now host live events, and the new service comes equipped with AI-powered features such as facial recognition …

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Smartsheet Announces Appointment of Praerit Garg as CTO  —  Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, today announced that Praerit Garg has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
Zoho:
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If you're over the old way of doing things  —  With Family Link on Chromebook, parents have a new, easy way to set digital ground rules and help children create healthy online habits.
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