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    Hands-on with a non-functioning Surface Duo prototype, which has two 5.6-inch OLED screens forming a 8.1-inch display, bound together by a unique hinge (Scott Stein/CNET)

    Scott Stein / CNET: Hands-on with a non-functioning Surface Duo prototype, which has two 5.6-inch OLED...

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    As Amazon joins SpaceX and OneWeb in launching satellite constellations, astronomers worry about the effects on astronomical observations and image quality (Becky Ferreira/New York Times)

    Becky Ferreira / New York Times: As Amazon joins SpaceX and OneWeb in launching satellite constellations,...

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    Finnish startup Varjo, which develops high resolution VR/XR headsets and VR technologies for enterprise applications, raises $54M Series C (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

    Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Finnish startup Varjo, which develops high resolution VR/XR headsets and VR technologies...

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    Tencent Q2 profit beat estimates, surged to $4.7B, up 37% YoY, on revenue of $16.53B, up 29%; online game revenue was $5.5B, up 40% YoY (Arjun Kharpal/CNBC)

    Arjun Kharpal / CNBC: Tencent Q2 profit beat estimates, surged to $4.7B, up 37% YoY, on...

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    Microsoft is launching its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone on September 10 for $1,399, with preorders starting today in the US (Tom Warren/The Verge)

    Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft is launching its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone on September...

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    Foxconn says it plans to split its supply chain between the Chinese and US markets as trade ties fracture, declares that China's time as world's factory is over (Debby Wu/Bloomberg)

    Debby Wu / Bloomberg: Foxconn says it plans to split its supply chain between the Chinese...

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    Foxconn reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit of $778.54M for Q2, up 34% YoY, on revenue of $38B, says revenue from smartphones dropped ~15% YoY (Yimou Lee/Reuters)

    Yimou Lee / Reuters: Foxconn reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit of $778.54M for Q2, up 34%...

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    A look at growing movements by gig economy workers in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador, protesting the conditions at UberEats, Rappi, and iFood (Martha Pskowski/VICE)

    Martha Pskowski / VICE: A look at growing movements by gig economy workers in Brazil, Mexico,...

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    Routable, a startup focused on streamlining B2B payments, comes out of stealth with $12M Series A from Y Combinator, Founders' Co-Op, and others (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

    Taylor Soper / GeekWire: Routable, a startup focused on streamlining B2B payments, comes out of stealth...

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    Microsoft fixes 17 critical and two zero-day flaws, including an actively-exploited RCE flaw in IE that can compromise PCs when users visit malicious sites (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

    Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Microsoft fixes 17 critical and two zero-day flaws, including an actively-exploited RCE...

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    Former Pinterest COO provides a detailed account of her claims about gender discrimination and toxic workplace culture and recommendations for the company (Francoise Brougher)

    Francoise Brougher: Former Pinterest COO provides a detailed account of her claims about gender discrimination and...

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    Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris, who has close ties with tech execs and has dodged questions about breaking up Big Tech, is likely to generate excitement in SV (Theodore Schleifer/Vox)

    Theodore Schleifer / Vox: Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris, who has close ties with tech execs...

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    Simpplr, which develops AI-powered intranet software for employee directories, raised $10M Series B led by Norwest Venture Partners (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

    Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Simpplr, which develops AI-powered intranet software for employee directories, raised $10M Series...

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    While US adoption of the Google-Apple Exposure Notification API has been slow, 16 nations have used it in apps; Ireland's has 1.4M downloads since early July (Sara Harrison/The Markup)

    Sara Harrison / The Markup: While US adoption of the Google-Apple Exposure Notification API has been...

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    Samsung Display reveals new generation of variable refresh rate mobile display panels, making its debut in the Note20 Ultra, helping lower device power usage (Andrei Frumusanu/AnandTech)

    Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech: Samsung Display reveals new generation of variable refresh rate mobile display panels,...

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    Parallels Desktop 16 adds support for Big Sur, 3D in Metal, and zoom and rotate gestures on multitouch trackpads, and claims 20% faster DirectX performance (Samuel Axon/Ars Technica)

    Samuel Axon / Ars Technica: Parallels Desktop 16 adds support for Big Sur, 3D in Metal,...

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    Incomlend, which operates a trading platform to connect exporters and importers with investors, raises $20M Series A led by Sequoia Capital India (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Incomlend, which operates a trading platform to connect exporters and importers with...

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    SoftBank reports quarterly net profit of ~$12B, up 12% YoY, and a $2.8B gain in Vision Fund; by July, Vision Fund's $75.2B in investments was worth $71.5B (Sam Nussey/Reuters)

    Sam Nussey / Reuters: SoftBank reports quarterly net profit of ~$12B, up 12% YoY, and a...

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    Google rolls out virtual business cards in Google Search in India with links to user's website and social media profiles and optionally, phone number and email (Lauren Clark/Official Google India Blog)

    Lauren Clark / Official Google India Blog: Google rolls out virtual business cards in Google Search...

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    Report: since January, a group has been hijacking Tor exit relay nodes to perform SSL stripping attacks, peaking in May when the group ran 23.95% of all nodes (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

    Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Report: since January, a group has been hijacking Tor exit relay nodes...

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    Nreal, which fought off IP theft suit from Magic Leap, will start shipping AR glasses in S. Korea this month for ~$586 or $295 when bundled with Galaxy Note 20 (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

    Adi Robertson / The Verge: Nreal, which fought off IP theft suit from Magic Leap, will...

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    In an all-hands meeting last week, Reddit's CEO defended allowing Trump election ads including homepage takeovers, and said Reddit won't allow auctions (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)

    Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch: In an all-hands meeting last week, Reddit's CEO defended allowing Trump...

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    Gogo says it's trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business amid COVID-19, CEO says company has had "extensive discussions with multiple parties" (Sean O'Kane/The Verge)

    Sean O'Kane / The Verge: Gogo says it's trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business...

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    According to an email sent to podcast producers, Amazon says it will add free podcasts in Amazon Music, for both free and paid tiers, and on Audible (Matthew Keys/The Desk)

    Matthew Keys / The Desk: According to an email sent to podcast producers, Amazon says it...

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    Source: AmEx is in advanced talks to buy SoftBank-backed online lender Kabbage for as much as $850M in an all-cash deal as soon as this month (Bloomberg)

    Bloomberg: Source: AmEx is in advanced talks to buy SoftBank-backed online lender Kabbage for as much...

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    Amazon says that 1M+ Prime subscribers in India shopped from SMB partners in the 14 days leading up to Prime Day (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Amazon says that 1M+ Prime subscribers in India shopped from SMB partners...

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    Sources: an internal Facebook probe into QAnon shows the size of the conspiracy theory's community: millions of members and followers across thousands of Groups (NBC News)

    NBC News: Sources: an internal Facebook probe into QAnon shows the size of the conspiracy theory's...

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    In a lawsuit brought by CA's AG, judge issues a preliminary injunction ordering Uber, Lyft to convert their drivers to employees, paused for 10 days for appeals (Bloomberg)

    Bloomberg: In a lawsuit brought by CA's AG, judge issues a preliminary injunction ordering Uber, Lyft...

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    US announces it will reallocate the 3.45GHz to 3.55GHz spectrum reserved for military use for consumer 5G instead, slated to be up for auction in December 2021 (Jeremy Horwitz/VentureBeat)

    Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat: US announces it will reallocate the 3.45GHz to 3.55GHz spectrum reserved for...

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    In iOS 14, Apple News+ publishers' web links are opened in the Apple News app by default for Apple News+ subscribers, though this feature can be turned off (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

    Juli Clover / MacRumors: In iOS 14, Apple News+ publishers' web links are opened in the...

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    Buckle, an insurer for ridesharing platforms with coverage in 47 US states, raises $31M Series A led by HSCM Bermuda and Eos (Steve Evans/ReinsuranceNe.ws)

    Steve Evans / ReinsuranceNe.ws: Buckle, an insurer for ridesharing platforms with coverage in 47 US states,...

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    Apple responds to AirPods patent infringement suit by countersuing Koss Corporation for breach of contract and breaking a confidentiality agreement (Jack Purcher/Patently Apple)

    Jack Purcher / Patently Apple: Apple responds to AirPods patent infringement suit by countersuing Koss Corporation...

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    Charleston, SC-based startup Palmetto, which helps consumers calculate potential energy costs and savings by using green tech like solar, raises $29M Series B (FinSMEs)

    FinSMEs: Charleston, SC-based startup Palmetto, which helps consumers calculate potential energy costs and savings by using...

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    Kuo: iPhone shipments could decline by 25-30% if Apple is forced to remove WeChat from worldwide App Store under Trump's EO (Eric Slivka/MacRumors)

    Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Kuo: iPhone shipments could decline by 25-30% if Apple is forced to...

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    While Facebook claims its size helps it defend the US against Chinese companies like TikTok, history shows TikTok succeeded partly due to FB's corporate goals (Lucas Kunce/Pro Market)

    Lucas Kunce / Pro Market: While Facebook claims its size helps it defend the US against...

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    Sources: Sequoia, which first invested in ByteDance in 2014 and holds a 10%+ stake, has been pressing its White House contacts to help land a deal for TikTok (Wall Street Journal)

    Wall Street Journal: Sources: Sequoia, which first invested in ByteDance in 2014 and holds a 10%+...

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    Facebook, Google, and Twitter are making the same mistakes big news outlets made decades ago, trying to placate hyperpartisan critics who are "working the refs" (Ben Smith/New York Times)

    Ben Smith / New York Times: Facebook, Google, and Twitter are making the same mistakes big...

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    Expert System, an enterprise NLP vendor founded in 1989, raises $29.4M in post-IPO financing for its AI-powered text extraction and analysis tools (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

    Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Expert System, an enterprise NLP vendor founded in 1989, raises $29.4M in...

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    A look at China's AI telemarketing software market, which touts "voice bots" that dial ~3,000 numbers/day, even blocked ones, and flexibly respond to questions (Maria Siow/South China Morning Post)

    Maria Siow / South China Morning Post: A look at China's AI telemarketing software market, which...

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    Israel-based Silverfort raises $30M Series B for its multi-factor authentication tech that can help enterprises secure their data on premises and in the cloud (Meir Orbach/CTech)

    Meir Orbach / CTech: Israel-based Silverfort raises $30M Series B for its multi-factor authentication tech that...

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    Sources: Simon Property, the biggest US mall owner, and Amazon explored turning stores formerly occupied by J.C. Penney and Sears into fulfillment centers (Wall Street Journal)

    Wall Street Journal: Sources: Simon Property, the biggest US mall owner, and Amazon explored turning stores...

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    Apple files a notice of opposition with USPTO against a startup trying to trademark a logo which resembles a pear for its recipe search app called Prepear (Gary Ng/iPhone in Canada Blog)

    Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog: Apple files a notice of opposition with USPTO against...

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    Toronto-based Thriver, formerly known as Platterz, raises $33M Series B to expand beyond a B2B marketplace for corporate meal plans to virtual wellness programs (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

    Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Toronto-based Thriver, formerly known as Platterz, raises $33M Series B to expand...

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    As Zynga buys Istanbul-based Rollic Games for $168M, a look at the rapid growth of hyper-casual mobile games, where publishers may launch a new title every week (Tim Bradshaw/Financial Times)

    Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times: As Zynga buys Istanbul-based Rollic Games for $168M, a look at...

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    iwoca, an online lending startup for SMBs, raises £100M to support SMBs looking for financing via the UK's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (PYMNTS.com)

    PYMNTS.com: iwoca, an online lending startup for SMBs, raises £100M to support SMBs looking for financing...

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    The language in Trump's EOs on WeChat and TikTok may be vague deliberately, as some argue the uncertainty may dissuade more US companies from operating in China (Ana Swanson/New York Times)

    Ana Swanson / New York Times: The language in Trump's EOs on WeChat and TikTok may...

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    Huawei says that production of its high-end Kirin smartphone chips will stop Sept. 15 and, more broadly, its smartphone production has "no chips and no supply" (Joe Mcdonald/Associated Press)

    Joe Mcdonald / Associated Press: Huawei says that production of its high-end Kirin smartphone chips will...

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    Twitter says it is testing showing quote tweet counts directly on each tweet to see whether that makes the Retweets with Comments metric "more understandable" (Kim Lyons/The Verge)

    Kim Lyons / The Verge: Twitter says it is testing showing quote tweet counts directly on...

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    US bank regulator fines Capital One $80M over a 2019 hack that compromised personal info of ~106M card customers and applicants between 2005 and early 2019 (AnnaMaria Andriotis/Wall Street Journal)

    AnnaMaria Andriotis / Wall Street Journal: US bank regulator fines Capital One $80M over a 2019...

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    Linux Foundation launches Open Source Security Foundation to bring some of the world's most important OSS security initiatives under one umbrella (Mike Wheatley/SiliconANGLE)

    Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE: Linux Foundation launches Open Source Security Foundation to bring some of the...