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July 20, 2017, 8:35 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Cortana-powered thermostat called GLAS, in partnership with Johnson Controls, that will run on Windows 10 IoT Core OS  —  Built by Johnson Controls  —  Microsoft is partnering with Johnson Controls to build a thermostat.  The software giant unveiled the new GLAS thermostat in a YouTube video today.
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Ethereum startup Parity warns of flaw in v1.5+ of its wallet software, says three multi-sig wallets have been compromised and ~$30M of Ether have been stolen  —  Smart contract coding company Parity has issued a security alert, warning of a vulnerability in version 1.5 or later of its wallet software.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
T-Mobile reports strong Q2 results, with $10.2B revenue, up 10% YoY, beating estimates of $9.81B, and 1.3M net new subs, ending the quarter with 69.6M in total  —  T-Mobile's second quarter nearly matched its seasonally strong fourth quarter.  The uncarrier approach continues to cause headaches for larger rivals.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple debuts its Apple Machine Learning Journal for sharing research findings from employees and solicits feedback on the findings  —  Apple just launched a blog focused on machine learning research papers and sharing the company's findings.  The Apple Machine Learning Journal is a bit empty right …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Educational quiz platform Kahoot raises $20M Series A from Microsoft Ventures and others, bringing total raised to $26.5M  —  Kahoot, an online learning platform that lets teachers create and tailor quizzes for their classes, has closed its series A round of funding at $20 million.
Kate Brumback / AP News:
US court sentences Russian man who helped build Citadel malware, which infected ~11M computers and caused $500M+ in losses, to five years in prison  —  A Russian man who helped develop and distribute malicious software designed to steal personal financial information was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to serve five years in prison.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Workflow automation startup Workato raises $10M Series A with Salesforce Ventures and Workday Ventures participating  —  It's a big day for Workato as the startup announced a $10 million Series A, and the latest release of its workflow automation platform dubbed ‘Turing.’
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
NBC News launches “Stay Tuned”, a twice-daily news show on Snapchat, which is aimed at younger viewers who no longer watch traditional TV  —  NBC News is bringing news broadcasts to Snapchat, the company announced today, with the launch of a twice-daily headline news show it's calling “Stay Tuned.”

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