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September 1, 2017, 9:50 AM

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Tony Romm / Recode:
Tech firms including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft call on President Trump to preserve the DACA program  —  The letter is organized by Zuckerberg-backed FWD.us, a day before Trump is expected to announce a policy change.  —  The chief executives of Apple, Amazon …
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Reporter recounts being pressured by Google and her bosses to take down a Forbes piece in 2011 criticizing Google's monopolistic practices with Plus and search  —  The story in the New York Times this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank, was getting rid …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will begin rollout to mainstream users worldwide starting October 17  —  Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17.  Here's what to expect.  —  Microsoft officially confirmed on September 1 …
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple is in talks to move its original content division to The Culver Studios, the iconic Hollywood studio where Gone With The Wind was filmed  —  Apple is eyeing the studio where films from Gone With The Wind to The Matrix were shot, as the base for its big push into Hollywood production.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Spotify's head of original video and podcasting, Tom Calderone, is leaving as firm rethinks its video strategy, tying it more closely to music  —  Streaming company says videos will focus around music  —  Spotify Ltd. is parting ways with Tom Calderone, the head of original video and podcasts …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
OmiseGo and Qtum become first ICO-issued Ethereum ERC20-based crypto tokens to pass $1B market cap  —  It was always likely to happen, but the speed in which the first ICOs worth more than $1 billion have arrived is surprising.  —  Today both OmiseGO (OMG) and Qtum passed a $1 billion market cap today …
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces event on September 12 at 10am PT in Steve Jobs Theater at its new Apple Park campus, where new iPhones are expected  —  Apple on Thursday announced an event which will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater located at the company's new Apple Park campus.  The event will take place on September 12 at 10:00 am.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Hands-on with €399 Moto X4, which has 5.2" 1080p display, 12MP and 8MP dual cameras, IP68, Snapdragon 630, 3000mAh battery; ships Sept. in Europe, fall in US  —  The latest Moto X hits Europe in September, US later this fall  —  After a short hiatus, Motorola is bringing …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Microsoft brings its Mixer Create app to iOS and Android, letting users stream and broadcast games, pair with PC or Xbox, more  —  Mixer, the game streaming service that Microsoft acquired last year, unveiled mobile apps for iOS and Android that let players stream on the go and share experiences in their favorite mobile games.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
California DMV website shows Samsung has secured a permit to test self-driving cars  —  Samsung got approval to test autonomous vehicles on state roads in California, according to the CA Department of Motor Vehicle's website.  The DMV maintains an ongoing list of companies and organizations …

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