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September 14, 2015, 12:15 AM

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Clive Thompson / New York Times:
Inside Uber's talent raid on Carnegie Mellon's robotics center, and Silicon Valley's sudden interest in the field  —  Uber Would Like to Buy Your Robotics Department … In the center of the lab, CHIMP stretched out one huge arm, then gracefully unfurled its three metal fingers, as if about to beckon someone.
Daniel Pasco / Medium:
Lack of WebKit webview support in Apple's tvOS poses problems for porting many apps that use webviews to display web widgets and pages  —  Apple TV—A World Without Webviews  —  The new Apple TV's operating system—tvOS—has some differences from iOS 9, but one of the most startling ones is the removal of support for webviews.
The White House:
White House announces updated College Scorecard website with 18 years of data from 7K+ colleges, open APIs, new comparison tools, and more  —  Fact Sheet: Empowering Students to Choose the College that is Right for Them  —  Increasing the number of Americans with college degrees is a key part …
Wall Street Journal:
Google X hires Detroit veteran John Krafcik as “CEO” of its self-driving car project, suggests the division could become an independent company under Alphabet  —  Google Brings in Chief for Self-Driving Cars  —  Hiring of Detroit veteran John Krafcik indicates keenness to commercialize the technology
Gabe Rivera / LinkedIn Pulse:
10 shocking (or at least interesting) facts about Techmeme on its 10th birthday  —  Ten Years Later, This Is How Techmeme Has Avoided Click-Bait, Auto-Play Ads And More  —  Techmeme launched on September 12, 2005 amid a flurry of blog posts from Robert Scoble, Richard MacManus, and several others.
Margaret Rhodes / Wired:
Estimote's Location Intelligence Platform now allows users to track and search for indoor items that have company's Bluetooth beacon-enabled stickers on them  —  You Can Use These Tiny Stickers to Map All of Your Stuff  —  From the beginning, Estimote has wanted to create an operating system for the physical world.
Nick Summers / Engadget:
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei apologizes for month-long shipping delay for OnePlus 2  —  OnePlus: ‘We messed up the launch of the OnePlus 2’  —  Once again, OnePlus has built a “flagship killer” that millions of people want, and once again, it's struggling to get the device in customers' hands.

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