Google says it’s working with news organizations, including ProPublica, to surface data from data journalism projects in search results (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Google says it’s working with news organizations, including ProPublica, to surface data from data journalism projects in search results  —  Google today announced that it is working with a number of news organizations to surface more data from their data journalism projects in its search results.

Huawei Surpasses Apple to Become #2 Worldwide Smartphone Vendor in Q2 2018

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With 54.2 million smartphones shipped in the second calendar quarter of 2018, Chinese smartphone company Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the number two worldwide smartphone vendor, according to new data shared today by IDC. During the quarter, which includes data from April to June, Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones worldwide, a number that it shared earlier today with its earnings release for its third fiscal quarter. In the year-ago quarter, Apple shipped 41 million iPhones, marking just a small […]

Baidu beats Q2 estimates with total revenue of ~$3.81B, up 24.4% YoY, on strong growth of its online advertisement business, and net income of ~$939.4M (Reuters)

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Reuters: Baidu beats Q2 estimates with total revenue of ~$3.81B, up 24.4% YoY, on strong growth of its online advertisement business, and net income of ~$939.4M  —  (Reuters) – China’s Baidu Inc reported a 24.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, driven by gains in the internet search firm’s online ad business.

After lawsuit from multiple states, federal judge issues temporary restraining order blocking online distribution of 3D printed gun tutorials (Monica Nickelsburg/GeekWire)

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Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire: After lawsuit from multiple states, federal judge issues temporary restraining order blocking online distribution of 3D printed gun tutorials  —  A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday that blocks the online distribution of tutorials for 3D printing guns.

Uber and Lyft encourage NYC customers to oppose proposed ride-hail cap legislation

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Uber is making calls to some of its customers in New York City, offering to connect them to local council members to express their opposition to the proposed legislation that would cap the number of ride-hailing drivers in the city, Buzzfeed first reported. Meanwhile, Lyft is also reaching out to its NYC-based riders, asking them to contact their local officials. For context, the NYC city council is currently considering legislation that would limit the number of ride-hail drivers on the road. Specifically, […]

Apple eyeballs that $1 trillion mark

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Apple today posted its third quarter results, and the company’s massive growth continues unabated. Assuming this continues, it could become the first American company to be worth $1 trillion. Based on the company’s report, the iPhone and Apple services represented the largest growth in revenue for the company. Overall, the company is currently worth $935.3 billion, and stock would only need to rise about 7 percent for it to hit the 12 zero milestone. Since the company is planning to release a veritable smorgasbord of […]

Source: Trump to nominate Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist who has served in government, as his top science and technology adviser, filling ~19-month vacancy (Tony Romm/Washington Post)

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Tony Romm / Washington Post: Source: Trump to nominate Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist who has served in government, as his top science and technology adviser, filling ~19-month vacancy  —  President Trump intends to nominate Kelvin Droegemeier, an expert in extreme weather from the University of Oklahoma …