On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Thursday menu.

House, Senate intel committees looking into Russian meddling in U.S. election receive briefing from Google. Company says it will testify publicly Nov. 1. (AP)

Today’s the first deadline in the competition for Amazon’s HQ2. (Bloomberg, Reuters)

Google’s DeepMind unveils AI that learns on its own. (Company blog post, Guardian)

Next project of Tony Fadell of iPod and Nest fame: a new VC firm named Future Shape. (Axios)

In Verizon’s earnings report, further evidence of pay-TV cord-cutting. (USA Today)

Pew Research looks at “the future of truth and misinformation online,” asks experts to weigh in.

S.F.-based startup August Home, maker of smart locks, is being bought by Swedish lock giant Assa Abloy. (TechCrunch)


Photo:┬áSouth Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol finishes his second match in the Google DeepMind Challenge Match against Google’s artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 10, 2016. AlphaGo won the five-game match. (Lee Jin-man/AP)


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