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    Amazon says Echo and Tile devices will become Bluetooth bridges for Sidewalk, its low-bandwidth, long-range wireless protocol, later this year (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

    Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Amazon says Echo and Tile devices will become Bluetooth bridges for Sidewalk,...

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    Trump says he would not approve a TikTok deal unless ByteDance ceded its control, after ByteDance said it would retain an 80% stake (David McCabe/New York Times)

    David McCabe / New York Times: Trump says he would not approve a TikTok deal unless...

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    Interviews with 36+ experts, insiders, and researchers: Facebook, Google, Lime, Zoom, and others fail to assess the risks of new products, focusing on profits (OneZero )

    OneZero : Interviews with 36+ experts, insiders, and researchers: Facebook, Google, Lime, Zoom, and others fail to...

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    Facebook says it will let people claim ownership of images and issue takedown requests across Facebook and Instagram, starting with select partners (Ashley Carman/The Verge)

    Ashley Carman / The Verge: Facebook says it will let people claim ownership of images and...

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    Microsoft says it will acquire ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B in cash; Bethesda develops Fallout, DOOM, Quake, and others (Microsoft)

    Microsoft: Microsoft says it will acquire ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B...

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    Mobile gaming startup Playco raises $100M Series A at a $1B+ valuation led by Josh Buckley and Sequoia Capital and will launch its first game later in 2020 (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

    Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Mobile gaming startup Playco raises $100M Series A at a $1B+ valuation...

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    Disinformation campaigns require significant human effort but will soon be far easier and cheaper to undertake with AI tech like GPT-3 (Renée DiResta/The Atlantic)

    Renée DiResta / The Atlantic: Disinformation campaigns require significant human effort but will soon be far...

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    As the TikTok deal and Huawei imbroglio show, US is no longer on the leading edge of technology in many key strategic markets, and is falling further behind (Danny Crichton/TechCrunch)

    Danny Crichton / TechCrunch: As the TikTok deal and Huawei imbroglio show, US is no longer...

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    ByteDance asserts it will maintain majority ownership and control over TikTok Global and will not transfer source code or technology to Oracle and Walmart (Financial Times)

    Financial Times: ByteDance asserts it will maintain majority ownership and control over TikTok Global and will...

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    Facebook estimates it has helped 2.5M people register to vote so far, up from 2M people in 2016 and 2018, as it pushes to register 4M people (Jay Peters/The Verge)

    Jay Peters / The Verge: Facebook estimates it has helped 2.5M people register to vote so...

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    Alibaba and Tencent affiliates eye China's booming auto repair business by building brick-and-mortar garage chains that are linked to their e-commerce platforms (Trefor Moss/Wall Street Journal)

    Trefor Moss / Wall Street Journal: Alibaba and Tencent affiliates eye China's booming auto repair business...

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    Indian mobile gaming and esports app Mobile Premier League raises $90M Series C, source says at a $375M-$400M valuation, bringing its total raise to $130.5M (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Indian mobile gaming and esports app Mobile Premier League raises $90M Series...

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    Trump says he wants the $5B pledged from the companies making the new US-based TikTok venture put toward teaching US children "the real history of our country" (Bloomberg)

    Bloomberg: Trump says he wants the $5B pledged from the companies making the new US-based TikTok...

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    Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken says it's launching a bank under a new regulatory framework in Wyoming, reducing its reliance on third-party providers (Frank Chaparro/The Block)

    Frank Chaparro / The Block: Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken says it's launching a bank under a new...

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    How Nvidia's bets on gaming and AI transformed it from a niche player in the high-end graphics market in the mid-90s into the most valuable US chip company (Asa Fitch/Wall Street Journal)

    Asa Fitch / Wall Street Journal: How Nvidia's bets on gaming and AI transformed it from...

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    US judge in California issues a preliminary injunction halting Commerce Department's order banning downloads of WeChat from Sunday (CNBC)

    CNBC: US judge in California issues a preliminary injunction halting Commerce Department's order banning downloads of...

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    Behind the rise of viral earworms on TikTok, whose musical DNA and culture of repetition often leads to the same songs being reused again and again in videos (Asha Saluja/Slate)

    Asha Saluja / Slate: Behind the rise of viral earworms on TikTok, whose musical DNA and...

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    Facebook and Twitter fail to differentiate "coordinated behavior" from standard political campaign practices, leading to unclear and inconsistent moderation (Shannon McGregor/Wired)

    Shannon McGregor / Wired: Facebook and Twitter fail to differentiate “coordinated behavior” from standard political campaign...

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    A look at teen TikTok stars like "Mooptopia", who achieved sudden viral fame and found it hard to contend with the devotion and nonstop attention of fans (Kaitlyn Tiffany/The Atlantic)

    Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic: A look at teen TikTok stars like “Mooptopia”, who achieved sudden...

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    YouTube taught its recommendation system how to recognize and demote conspiratorial videos, but organic link-sharing and bot promotion are thwarting its efforts (Clive Thompson/Wired)

    Clive Thompson / Wired: YouTube taught its recommendation system how to recognize and demote conspiratorial videos,...

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    Starting Oct. 1, all new source code repositories on GitHub will be named "main" instead of "master" as part the company's effort to abandon non-inclusive terms (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

    Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Starting Oct. 1, all new source code repositories on GitHub will be...

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    At Snowflake's IPO price, Sutter Hill Ventures' stake was worth $5.9B, Altimeter Capital's ~$4.4B, ICONIQ Capital's $4B+, Redpoint's $2.6B, and Sequoia's ~$2.5B (Sophia Kunthara/Crunchbase News)

    Sophia Kunthara / Crunchbase News: At Snowflake's IPO price, Sutter Hill Ventures' stake was worth $5.9B,...

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    French startup Antaios raises $11M for developing SOT-MRAM that can potentially replace embedded non-volatile memory and SRAM cache in microprocessors and SoCs (Peter Clarke/eeNews Europe)

    Peter Clarke / eeNews Europe: French startup Antaios raises $11M for developing SOT-MRAM that can potentially...

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    Sweden-based Joint Health raises $23M Series B for its app that connects patients with chronic hip and knee pain with physical therapists (Tammy Lovell/MobiHealthNews)

    Tammy Lovell / MobiHealthNews: Sweden-based Joint Health raises $23M Series B for its app that connects...

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    ByteDance says that it is not aware of the news that TikTok is setting up a $5B education fund in the US as part of a deal to continue operating in the US (Reuters)

    Reuters: ByteDance says that it is not aware of the news that TikTok is setting up...

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    LA-based Boosted Commerce, which is building a portfolio of e-commerce brands, raises $87M and announces the acquisition of six Amazon fulfillment companies (PYMNTS.com)

    PYMNTS.com: LA-based Boosted Commerce, which is building a portfolio of e-commerce brands, raises $87M and announces...

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    US delays TikTok ban by a week, as company says Oracle and Walmart may take 20% stake in TikTok Global's pre-IPO round, host US user data and computer systems (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)

    Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch: US delays TikTok ban by a week, as company says Oracle and...

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    Medigate, a provider of IoT and medical device security and asset management, raises $30M Series B led by Partech, bringing its total raised to $50M (Fred Pennic/HIT Consultant)

    Fred Pennic / HIT Consultant: Medigate, a provider of IoT and medical device security and asset...

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    Trump says he has approved Oracle's bid for the US operations of TikTok "in concept" (Bloomberg)

    Bloomberg: Trump says he has approved Oracle's bid for the US operations of TikTok “in concept” ...

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    Companies like IBM and ADP are developing tools to automate decision making, reduce risks and frictions of bringing employees back to the office (Chip Cutter/Wall Street Journal)

    Chip Cutter / Wall Street Journal: Companies like IBM and ADP are developing tools to automate...

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    An inside look at how Microsoft tried and failed in creating a version of Windows for dual-screen devices like Surface Duo, and eventually picked Android (Zac Bowden/Windows Central)

    Zac Bowden / Windows Central: An inside look at how Microsoft tried and failed in creating...

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    Alibaba unveils Xunxi, a pilot factory it has been operating for three years for developing tech aimed at helping manufacturers adapt quickly to consumer demand (Zheping Huang/Bloomberg)

    Zheping Huang / Bloomberg: Alibaba unveils Xunxi, a pilot factory it has been operating for three...

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    Check Point: Iranian hacker group Rampant Kitten, which has been active for 6+ years, has developed an Android malware capable of stealing 2FA SMS codes (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

    Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Check Point: Iranian hacker group Rampant Kitten, which has been active for...

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    A look at iOS 14's privacy-centric features including mic and camera access notifications, local network access control, compromised password warnings, and more (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

    Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: A look at iOS 14's privacy-centric features including mic and camera...

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    Report: France's centralized StopCovid tracing app only has ~2.4M downloads, with ~700,000 users having uninstalled it and under 200 notifications sent so far (Chris O'Brien/VentureBeat)

    Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat: Report: France's centralized StopCovid tracing app only has ~2.4M downloads, with ~700,000...

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    Sources: Google's pro-privacy plan to block online ad trackers has boosted the US' antitrust probe, as publishers argue it would create an unfair playing field (Nick Bastone/The Information)

    Nick Bastone / The Information: Sources: Google's pro-privacy plan to block online ad trackers has boosted...

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    Tesla wins lawsuit against former employee Martin Tripp, accused of hacking Tesla and supplying sensitive info to unnamed 3rd parties; court will seal case (Sean Szymkowski/CNET)

    Sean Szymkowski / CNET: Tesla wins lawsuit against former employee Martin Tripp, accused of hacking Tesla...

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    Comcast reaches a deal with Roku to ensure NBCU's Peacock service is carried on Roku devices, after NBCU threatened to pull its TV Everywhere channels (Gerry Smith/Bloomberg)

    Gerry Smith / Bloomberg: Comcast reaches a deal with Roku to ensure NBCU's Peacock service is...

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    Unity raises $1.3B in its IPO, closing up 31.44% in first day of trading, giving the company a market cap of around $17B (Jessica Bursztynsky/CNBC)

    Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC: Unity raises $1.3B in its IPO, closing up 31.44% in first day...

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    In August Facebook said it would crack down on QAnon, but analysis shows QAnon is flourishing on the site, at times aided by Facebook's recommendation engine (New York Times)

    New York Times: In August Facebook said it would crack down on QAnon, but analysis shows...

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    Outschool, a marketplace for online classes, raises $45M Series B, says bookings grew 2,000%+ between Aug. 2019 and Aug. 2020 and it turned profitable this year (Natasha Mascarenhas/TechCrunch)

    Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch: Outschool, a marketplace for online classes, raises $45M Series B, says bookings...

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    DOJ charges six people who allegedly bribed Amazon employees and contractors since at least 2017 in a scheme to benefit some third-party sellers (Annie Palmer/CNBC)

    Annie Palmer / CNBC: DOJ charges six people who allegedly bribed Amazon employees and contractors since...

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    Sources: mobile game maker Scopely is in discussions to raise at least $200M at a valuation of around $3B, up from a valuation of $1.9B in March (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)

    Katie Roof / Bloomberg: Sources: mobile game maker Scopely is in discussions to raise at least...

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    WarnerMedia's streaming service DC Universe to rebrand as DC Universe Infinite and become a comics hub, with its scripted original series moving to HBO Max (Tim Baysinger/The Wrap)

    Tim Baysinger / The Wrap: WarnerMedia's streaming service DC Universe to rebrand as DC Universe Infinite...

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    Ericsson acquires Cradlepoint, a wireless wide area network gear maker, for $1.1B (Bevin Fletcher/FierceWireless)

    Bevin Fletcher / FierceWireless: Ericsson acquires Cradlepoint, a wireless wide area network gear maker, for $1.1B ...

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    Interview with Ilkka Paananen, CEO of mobile game maker Supercell, on Tencent's majority stake, attempting to create another hit franchise, and team building (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

    Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Interview with Ilkka Paananen, CEO of mobile game maker Supercell, on Tencent's...

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    Commerce Department announces that it will ban US downloads of and business transactions with TikTok and WeChat on Sunday (Steve Kovach/CNBC)

    Steve Kovach / CNBC: Commerce Department announces that it will ban US downloads of and business...

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    EU is considering new rules that would likely require Apple to give competitors access to the NFC tech used for payments in its iPhones (Bloomberg)

    Bloomberg: EU is considering new rules that would likely require Apple to give competitors access to...

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    Source: TikTok and WeChat will be removed from Apple and Google's app stores in the US from Sunday to implement Trump's executive orders (Demetri Sevastopulo/Financial Times)

    Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times: Source: TikTok and WeChat will be removed from Apple and Google's...

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    Internet Archive says it is using Cloudflare's reconfigured Always On caching tools to improve its Wayback Machine archiving (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)

    Lily Hay Newman / Wired: Internet Archive says it is using Cloudflare's reconfigured Always On caching...