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October 2, 2017, 2:35 AM

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Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg's “both sides” argument is a flimsy defense of Facebook's failure to limit the spread of systematic misinformation during 2016 election  —  Responding to President Trump's tweet this week that “Facebook was always anti-Trump,” Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Here's the proposal to change Uber's governance, which is aimed at limiting Travis Kalanick's power  —  The changes, listed.  —  Former CEO Travis Kalanick's decision on Friday to appoint two new directors to the board of the car-hailing company did not come out of nowhere, although it was a surprise to the board and its new CEO.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Horace Dediu / Asymco:
Analysis: Apple has sold about 15M Watch units in last 12 months and about 33M since launch, generating about $12B in sales  —  Apple is now the biggest watchmaker in the world, overtaking Rolex during the last quarter.  This achievement happened less than two and a half years after Apple entered the watch market.
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James Somers / MIT Technology Review:
Inside the history and limitations of Geoffrey Hinton's 30-year-old backpropagation neural network technique, which formed the basis for modern deep learning  —  Just about every AI advance you've heard of depends on a breakthrough that's three decades old.
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Apple has quietly built a global network of small research and development labs that doubles as an employee poaching operation  —  Apple has opened offices close to companies with top expertise  —  In recent years, Apple Inc. has quietly put together a global network of small research and development labs …
Bloomberg:
Sources: how Bain-led bid for Toshiba chip unit won out, after Western Digital overplayed its hand with a lowball offer and an attempt to block sale to others  —  Sale of flash memory unit sparked a ferocious bidding war  —  Rift with Western Digital began with April clash in California
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Florin T. / PhoneArena:
Renders leak of Huawei Mate 10 Pro with f/1.6 Leica-branded cameras  —  Huawei won't properly announce its Mate 10 smartphone series before October 16, but we already know plenty about it, including the fact that it should be comprised of multiple devices - a regular Mate 10, a Mate 10 Pro …

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