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August 26, 2019, 4:55 PM

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Canalys Newsroom:
Canalys: Baidu crossed Google to capture 17.3% of the global smart speaker market, growing 3700% YoY with 4.5M shipments in Q2 2019; Amazon had 6.6M shipments  —  The global smart speaker market grew 55.4% in Q2 2019 to reach 26.1 million units.  Amazon maintained the worldwide lead …
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Google and Dell team up to unveil Latitude enterprise-grade Chromebooks, with 8th-gen Intel Core i7 CPUs, available to order from August 27, starting at $699  —  The next time you get a laptop from your company's IT department, you might be getting a Chromebook.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Binance launches a crypto lending business, allowing holders of its BNB token, Ethereum Classic, and Tether to lend their assets and earn interest  —  The world's largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has ventured into lending space, according to an announcement Monday.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Apple releases iOS 12.4.1 to patch a bug, inadvertently reintroduced in iOS 12.4, which allowed up-to-date iPhones to be jailbroken for the first time in years  —  The company released a patch to fix a dangerous bug on Monday, a week after hackers had released a jailbreak for fully patched iPhones.
Alison Bevege / Reuters:
Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events; sites to be censored will be determined on a case-by-case basis  —  SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events …
Christopher Bing / Reuters:
Amid recent ransomware attacks against local governments, US officials fear similar attacks on election databases; CISA to launch a program to help secure them  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government plans to launch a program in roughly one month that narrowly focuses …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Megvii, a China-based facial recognition focused startup, files for a Hong Kong IPO; Megvii has raised $750M, reportedly at a $4B valuation, earlier this year  —  KEY POINTS  —  An attendee uses his smartphone to record a facial-recognition demonstration on himself at the Beijing Megvii Co. booth …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
CRED, a 9-month old Indian startup, raises $120M Series B to help people improve their financial behavior; source: the startup's valuation is now $430M-$450M  —  Many Silicon Valley companies and fintech startups in India today share a common mission: They all want to bring their financial services to the next billion users.

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