Apple Daily Report for July 19, 2017

The AWT News Update is on a one-day hiatus. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Apple’s Tim Cook is tech's “most imaginative” CEO says IBM Watson. New data derived from IBM Watson's Personality Insights cites the Apple CEO's speeches, interviews and books as evidence of his great imagination.

Qualcomm has escalated its patent infringement fight against Apple with the filing of two separate German cases in Mannheim and Munich, where it seeks to block the import and sale of all iPhones.

A United States House panel has unanimously approved a proposal that would allow car manufacturers to deploy tens of thousands of autonomous vehicles without adhering to existing auto safety standards, reports Reuters. The legislation would also ban states from implementing and enforcing some driverless car rules as regulators work to create improved federal safety standards for autonomous driving. 

Hulu has announced a new TV deal with 20th Century Fox that brings “nearly 3,000 episodes of popular comedies, popular dramas and iconic series” to the subscription video service. Hulu says the new episodes will appear on the service over the coming week.