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August 14, 2015, 6:45 PM

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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Sources: Comcast will partner with publishers like Vox, Buzzfeed, others to launch Watchable, a major online video platform to rival Facebook and YouTube  —  Comcast is about to launch a major video platform called Watchable to rival Facebook and Google  —  Comcast is preparing to launch …
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents show Apple has talked with GoMentum Station, a high-security road testing facility for autonomous and connected vehicles  —  Documents confirm Apple is building self-driving car  —  Exclusive: Correspondence obtained by the Guardian shows Project Titan is further along …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Slack now allows Standard and Plus plan users to integrate email into channels  —  Slack Decides Not To Kill Email For A Little While Longer, Integrates It Instead  —  Slack!  The email killer!  It's going to kill email!  —  Welp, not today.  —  The team clearly listens to its users …
More: Slack, The Next Web and WebProNewsTweets: @mgsiegler
Wall Street Journal:
Jessica Alba's subscription e-commerce startup, The Honest Company, raises $100M at a $1.7B valuation  —  Jessica Alba's Startup, Honest, Valued at $1.7 Billion  —  Honest, the baby-products retailer co-founded by movie star Jessica Alba, has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, valuing it at about $1.7 billion.
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Ex-employees say Kaspersky tricked rivals' antivirus programs to mark false-positives, deleting or disabling important files  —  Exclusive: Russian antivirus firm faked malware to harm rivals - Ex-employees  —  Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies in the world …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
New iCloud.com feature lets users restore recently deleted files, contacts and calendars  —  Apple has quietly added a new data restore feature to iCloud.com today, enabling users to rollback accidentally deleted documents, calendar changes and contacts.  The new ‘Restore Files’ …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Groupon lays off 39 at Ideel, a flash-sale site it bought last January for $43M  —  More Layoffs at Groupon, This Time at Flash Sale Site Ideel  —  In the same week that Groupon cut at least 20 percent of the staff in its restaurant software unit, it also announced cuts inside Ideel …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times builds Blossom, a Slack bot that suggests which stories to post to social media; suggested posts typically get 380% more clicks  —  The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media  —  The New York Times publishes more than 300 stories each day.

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