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August 7, 2017, 9:05 PM

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Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
In email to employees, Uber board member and co-founder Garrett Camp says “Travis is not returning as CEO”  —  Camp sent an email to employees on Monday afternoon.  —  Uber co-founder and board member Garrett Camp told employees that the company's former CEO Travis Kalanick …
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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
YouTube rolls out chat to all its Android and iOS users, includes group messaging for up to 30 users  —  YouTube today rolled out the ability to share videos with contacts directly in its mobile app for Android and iOS.  Users can chat about shared videos using text, react with emoji …
Sam Nussey / Reuters:
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says the company is interested in investing in Uber or Lyft, amid reports Uber board is mulling sale of stock to SoftBank and others  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T), a prolific investor in global technology startups, reported a sharp rise …
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In first acquisition for the streaming giant, Netflix buys comic book publisher Millarworld, the company behind the Kingsman franchise  —  Comics Legend Mark Millar Joins Forces With the Leading Global Internet Entertainment Platform to Blow Minds Everywhere.  —  Hollywood Ca.
William Turton / The Outline:
Sam Altman's project The United Slate aims to help elect ~five candidates in California aligned with its 10 left-leaning policy goals but isn't set up as a PAC  —  The conscience of liberal venture capitalist Sam Altman.  —  Sam Altman, 32, is sitting here in a Y Combinator conference room …
Alexander J Martin / Sky News:
UK government proposes Data Protection Bill that includes new “right to be forgotten” legislation for users and fines for companies that breach users' privacy  —  Google and Facebook could face fines stretching into billions of pounds if they breach users' privacy under a new law.
GSMArena.com:
Alleged Google Pixel 2 picture leaks, shows front stereo speakers, the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack  —  A tipster sent us a photo of what's allegedly the Google Pixel 2.  It's clearly an early dev unit with all those stickers on the back.  But that's not the interesting part our eyes …

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