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Recommended Reading: July 5, 2017

eMarketer’s scan of the key developments of the day, plus data to make sense of it all

July 5, 2017

Apple Testing 3-D Sensors

Apple is working on a feature that will let users unlock their iPhone using their face instead of a fingerprint. Bloomberg reports that the manufacturing giant is testing the new security system for its upcoming iPhone 8, and it will let users log in to their device, as well as authenticate payments by scanning their face.

Uber Suffers Setback in Europe

Uber has suffered a new setback in Europe after an EU court adviser said France was "entitled to charge local managers of the US ride-hailing app firm with running an illegal taxi service," reports Reuters. Uber said it applied only to a service using unlicensed drivers known as UberPOP, which the company has discontinued in France.

Tencent's Publishing Arm Files for IPO

China Literature, Tencent's online publishing service has filed for an IPO in Hong Kong. According to TechCrunch, China Literature is similar to Amazon's Kindle service, with 8.4 million pieces of content from more than five million writers.

BBC Invests in Children's Content

The BBC is planning to spend roughly $44 million in online children's content across the next three years, responding to the rise of Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon, according to The Verge. Content will include video, live online program clips, vlogs, podcasts, quizzes, games and apps.

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