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August 8, 2018, 11:25 AM

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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Magic Leap headset first look: functional and thoughtfully-designed, with some advantages over competitors, but not a radical step forward nor a magical advance  —  When you write about augmented reality headsets, you're supposed to start by describing something impossible …
Scott Stein / CNET:
Magic Leap's One AR headset is now available via its website for $2,295+ in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco (Bay Area), and Seattle  —  The Magic Leap One AR headset is out now for $2,295, but not everywhere  —  Surprise!  But there's a good chance you still may not be able to buy it.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snap reports Q2 revenue of $262.3M, up 44% YoY, vs. $249.8M est., and 188M DAUs, up 8% YoY but down from 191M in Q1  —  The Stories War has officially killed Snapchat's growth.  In Q2 2018 earnings today, Snapchat's daily user count shrank 1.5 percent to 188 million this quarter …
Marc Vartabedian / Wall Street Journal:
John Whitehouse / Media Matters for America:
MailChimp says it has terminated accounts of Alex Jones and Infowars for violating its policies, which prohibit the dissemination of “hateful content”  —  Update: In a statement to Media Matters, MailChimp confirmed it has removed the accounts for Infowars, citing “hateful content”:
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Clifton Leaf / Fortune:
Salesforce names Keith Block, the company's vice chairman and president, co-CEO alongside Marc Benioff  —  Salesforce announced this evening that Keith Block, the company's vice chairman and president, would become co-CEO alongside Marc Benioff, the socially minded billionaire who has led …
Karl Bode / Motherboard:
Study shows how millions of customers in the US with very slow broadband speeds are paying the same price as those with much faster speeds  —  Most Americans pay roughly the same price for their internet connection, even if their service is painfully slow.  —  Despite the ample hype …
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Marrian Zhou / CNET:
Apple responds to Congress' inquiry from last month on privacy and security with 19-page letter that covers location tracking, microphone use, and more  —  Apple has just responded to Congress' inquiry on how it protects user privacy.  —  The House Committee on Energy and Commerce …

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