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When Google executive Mario Queiroz unveiled a new voice-controlled virtual assistant, Google Home, at the company’s developer conference this month, he left out a key detail: Home is a dressed-up version of Chromecast, the video-streaming device Mr. Queiroz’s team previously developed.
It is hard to overstate how important the next 10 days are for Twitter, a Silicon Valley sensation turned soap opera that continues to garner more public fascination than its business probably warrants.