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August 1, 2018, 12:30 PM

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Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Sources and leaked docs: Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and filter search results  —  Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights …
Facebook:
Facebook and Instagram add activity dashboards to help people manage their time on social apps  —  Today we are announcing new tools to help people manage their time on Facebook and Instagram: an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and a new way to limit notifications.
IDC:
IDC: 342M smartphones were shipped worldwide in Q2 2018, down 1.8% YoY from 348.2M, with Huawei passing Apple to ship the second-most smartphones  —  According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped …
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S4 with 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 16:10 aspect ratio, and 64GB or 256GB options for $650+, shipping on August 10  —  At a small press gathering in Manhattan today, just one week before the company heads over to Brooklyn for its big Galaxy Note 9 event, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S4 tablet.
Apple:
Apple reports Q3 iPhone unit sales of 41.3M, up from 41.0M YoY, revenue of $53.3B, up 17% YoY, net income of $11.5B, up from $8.7B YoY  —  Revenue Up 17 Percent and EPS Up 40 Percent to New June Quarter Records  —  Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases Windows 10 test build with Your Phone app feature for Android 7.0 and above that syncs most recent photos to PCs automatically  —  Microsoft is starting to test its new Your Phone app for Windows 10.  The software maker first unveiled the app back at the company's Build …
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Despite claiming openness, tech companies seek to patent AI tech; one study finds filings mentioning “machine learning” grew from 145 in 2010 to 594 in 2016  —  AT GOOGLE'S CLOUD computing conference in San Francisco last week, CEO Sundar Pichai mused on his company's commitment to openness, and artificial intelligence.

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