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September 25, 2017, 1:50 PM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft 365 expands with Education version for schools and F1 for firstline workers, alongside new Windows 10 S devices from HP, Lenovo, and Fujitsu  —  At Ignite, its enterprise technology conference in Orlando today, Microsoft launched two new versions of its Microsoft 365 subscription: Education and F1 (for firstline workers).
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Teams is replacing Skype for Business to put more pressure on Slack  —  Microsoft Teams isn't even a year old, but it's about to replace Skype for Business.  At Microsoft's Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida today, the software giant is revealing that it plans to kill off Skype for Business in favor of Microsoft Teams.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS, Search inside iOS, and Spotlight on Mac, now consistent with Safari on Mac and iOS  —  Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight on the Mac.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
macOS High Sierra now available to download, featuring Apple File System for SSD Macs, Photos updates, smart tracking prevention in Safari, enhanced Siri, more  —  Apple has just released this year's major update to its desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra.
Washington Post:
Sources: on Nov. 19, 9 days after Zuckerberg downplayed fake news' role in election, Obama appealed to him to take threat of political disinformation seriously  —  Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company's social network played …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi apologizes to Londoners in an open letter, says his intention is to “run our business with humility, integrity, and passion”  —  Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has written an open letter apologizing for “mistakes we've made” following the announcement …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Instagram claims it has 800M MAUs, up from 700M in August, and 500M DAUs, says the time spent by users viewing video on Instagram is up over 80% YoY  —  Instagram's still growing at a rapid pace, having added 100 million new monthly active users in just a month since it last reported a new figure.
More: CNBC and The Verge
Mark Hachman / PCWorld:
Intel debuts 8th-gen Coffee Lake desktop chips, ranging from the $117 i3-8100 with 4-cores at 3.6GHz to the $359 i7-8700K with 6-cores at 3.7GHz w/ 4.7GHz Turbo  —  Intel moved further ahead into its 8th-generation Core series with the launch of its mainstream desktop chips on Sunday night …

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