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August 29, 2017, 12:40 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple's talks with Hollywood studios hampered by pricing disagreements over 4K content, ready for new Apple TV, with Apple wanting to charge $20/movie  —  Tech giant wants to have major Hollywood films available in ultra-high definition on the new device
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google launches preview of ARCore, a platform for Android devs to make AR apps, following iOS' ARKit, to initially target Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S8 phones  —  Last week in San Francisco, Google showed me an app called Oz.  Oz is a kind of augmented reality picture book …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Uber says it's removing app feature that allows tracking of riders for up to five minutes after a trip, starting this week for iPhone users  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is pulling a heavily criticized feature from its app that allowed it to track riders …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube redesigns its mobile app and adds new features, including new gestures for controlling playback, rolls out desktop redesign to all, and updates logo  —  Taking the “Tube” out of its tube  —  For the last 12 years, YouTube's logo has been a pair of anachronisms wrapped inside each other.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Amazon now lets Echo play music across multiple rooms, debuts API to let Alexa control music on third-party connected speakers  —  Amazon Echo devices can now handle music playback across multiple rooms.  The company announced today Echo users can now synchronize music across devices in their home.
Tina Moore / New York Post:
NYPD scrapping 36K Nokia-made Windows phones given to staff in last two years as part of $160M program, will replace with iPhones by end of year  —  The NYPD has to scrap the 36,000 smartphones it gave cops over the past two years because they're already obsolete and can't be upgraded, The Post has learned.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Interview with Tim Cook on his US mini-tour, Apple's “moral responsibility” to grow economy, political gridlock, climate change, more  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — “The reality is that government, for a long period of time, has for whatever set of reasons become less functional and isn't working at the speed that it once was.
Apple:
Apple and consulting firm Accenture partner to help companies integrate better with iOS, build new tools for IoT and legacy app migration  —  Accenture to Create Dedicated iOS Practice Within Select Accenture Digital Studios; Apple to Co-Locate Experts with These Teams
Brittany Crocker / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Stormfront.org, the oldest white supremacist forum that has been online for about 20 years, has been suspended by its registrar Network Solutions  —  Stormfront, an international supremacist web forum, appears to have been seized by its website host, Network Solutions, LLC.  —  The forum disappeared Friday.
DisplayMate:
Note8's display earns DisplayMate's highest-ever A+ grade, is 22% brighter than Galaxy S8's with peak brightness of 1,200 nits and an expanded color gamut  —  Introduction The key element for a great Smartphone has always been a truly innovative and top performing display …
Joe Lemire / SportTechie:
How Intel's weekly MLB broadcast, run by a team of ~12 people, uses VR to give viewers new viewpoints within the game alongside director-led “VR-Cast” option  —  NEW YORK — Those fans at Citi Field whose seats were low near the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks' dugout last Tuesday …

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