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July 25, 2018, 4:40 AM

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Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
G Suite adds Grammar Suggestions in Google Docs, voice commands to Hangouts Meet hardware customers, and its Smart Reply feature to Hangouts Chat  —  At the Google Cloud Next conference, Google debuted several new capabilities for the productivity suite, which now has more than 4 million customers.
Fei-Fei Li / The Keyword:
Google announces new Cloud AutoML offerings: Vision, Natural Language, and Translation, available in beta, also announces Contact Center AI, available in alpha  —  AI has evolved dramatically in the last two decades.  Technologies like image recognition and machine translation are now a part of everyday life for millions.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook CSO Alex Stamos told peers in memo about his departure to “intentionally not collect data where possible” and be willing to pick sides on moral issues  —  In March, days after confirming his plans to leave the company, Facebook's highest-ranking security official implored …
Dan Ackerman / CNET:
Apple issues a fix for 2018 MacBook Pro CPU throttling/thermal management issues via macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update  —  Apple has been catching heat over the performance of its new MacBook Pro laptops, but the company hopes a new software update will cool off outraged power users.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Chrome 68, rolling out today, shows a “not secure” warning for any HTTP website; in October the warning's color will change to red  —  Three and a half years ago, Google predicted the day would come when Chrome would warn us all of the security risks of using the web's seminal HTTP technology …
Cate Cadell / Reuters:
Facebook set up subsidiary in China with registered capital of $30M; when asked, it said they are interested in setting up an innovation hub to support startups  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Facebook has set up a subsidiary in China with registered capital of $30 million, according …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
eBay to add support for Apple Pay, beginning rollout this fall in US, and partners with Square Capital on seller financing  —  Ebay announced this morning it will begin accepting Apple Pay on its marketplace starting this fall, and has also teamed up with Square Capital on seller financing.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Washington AG says Facebook signed legal agreement to change ad platform so third parties can't discriminate based on ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation  —  The agreement with Washington state forces Facebook to make nationwide changes  —  Facebook has signed a new …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Uber begins putting self-driving cars back on public roads in Pittsburgh, but only in non-autonomous mode and driven manually by humans  —  Uber is putting its autonomous vehicles back on Pittsburgh's city streets, four months after a fatal accident involving one of its self-driving cars prompted …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Pinterest's head of engineering Li Fan leaves for scooter startup Lime  —  Pinterest's head of engineering Li Fan is leaving the company to become head of engineering of scooter company Lime.  —  “I joined Pinterest because I saw a rare opportunity to bring together my passions for engineering …
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: freelancing startup Upwork has confidentially filed to go public  —  Everyday people can now share in the stock market gains (and the losses, too!) of Silicon Valley companies.  —  Startups that have long grown as private companies are sprinting to the booming, safe stock market of 2018 — and now it's Upwork's turn.
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