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August 24, 2015, 10:00 AM

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Apple:
Apple launches replacement program for rear-facing camera in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices that produce blurry photos  —  iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus  —  Apple has determined that, in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices, the iSight camera …
Cam Bunton / 9to5Google:
LG G Pad II 10.1 announced: 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 800 chip and 7,400mAh battery in tow  —  LG has announced a brand new tablet ready to compete at the 10-inch screen size category, and by all accounts, it looks to be a decent piece of hardware.  The LG G Pad II 10.1 is going to make a full appearance at IFA in a couple of weeks.
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Comparing gender and race diversity figures reported by Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Intel  —  How do tech's biggest companies compare on diversity?  —  Welcome to the second annual Verge Hack Week.  We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters …
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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Unicorns aggressively recruit employees from Silicon Valley giants, with Airbnb poaching over 100 workers and Uber targeting Google's mapping unit  —  Unicorns Hunt for Talent Among Silicon Valley's Giants  —  For the last year, Google's work force has increasingly been under attack from a herd of unicorns.
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
How Udacity, profitable as of August, is using nanodegrees to drive student engagement and retention  —  The founder of Google's top secret project lab has a new plan to double the world's GDP (Goog)  —  More than seven years ago, Larry Page and Sergey Brin tapped Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun …
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Silicon Valley's perks arms race now includes parental leave, but tech companies are still not adequately addressing child care  —  The One Time Silicon Valley's Herd Mentality Comes In Handy  —  The perks arms race now includes parental leave along with on-site dry-cleaning and private chefs.
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Natalia Drozdiak / Wall Street Journal:
European Commission asks companies for details about Google's ad contracts and scraping as it deepens its antitrust investigation  —  EU Deepens Antitrust Investigation Into Google's Practices  —  The EU is stepping up its investigation into allegations that Google abuses its dominance …
Chris Griffith / TheAustralian:
In test of six sets of identical twins, none fool Windows Hello face recognition feature  —  Windows Hello: can identical twins fool Microsoft and Intel?  —  CAN TWINS TRICK FACIAL RECOGNITION?  —  Windows 10 paired with Intel's RealSense camera gives users a new way to log in to their computers- facial recognition.
Dhawal Shah / TechCrunch:
How Coursera reached over 1M registered users in China by partnering with local companies and universities  —  How Coursera Cracked The Chinese Market  —  Coursera announced in July that they crossed 1 million registrations as China became their second largest market, overtaking India.

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