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August 15, 2016, 1:50 PM

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
KGI: Apple planning three new iPads in 2017 including a 10.5" iPad Pro, and an iPad with flexible AMOLED in 2018 at the earliest  —  Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining his expectations for the future of Apple's iPad lineup, predicting three new iPads ranging …
Jena McGregor / Washington Post:
As his fifth anniversary as Apple CEO approaches, Tim Cook reflects on his tenure and Apple's future: mistakes, progress made, AI and AR efforts, more  —  Apple's CEO talks iPhones, AI, privacy, civil rights, missteps, China, taxes, Steve Jobs — and steers right past the car rumors
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Twitter in talks with Apple to bring its app to Apple TV, hoping to fully capitalize on its live-streaming deals with NFL, MLB, NBA, Wimbledon, others  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Last March, Twitter and Facebook, along with other tech companies, faced off over which of them would get the rights …
The Intercept:
New Zealand intel requested and received emails, Facebook chats of Fiji pro-democracy activists from NSA; first publicly confirmed PRISM target is a NZ citizen  —  Tony Fullman is a middle-aged former tax man and a pro-democracy activist.  But four years ago, a botched operation launched …
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
After initial rollouts prove costly, Google Fiber looks for alternatives to deliver connectivity: wireless, leasing fiber, and asking cities to build networks  —  After initial rollouts prove costly, Google Fiber rethinks how to deliver connections in metro areas  —  Google's high-speed-internet business is slowing down.
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Twitter debuts Promoted #Stickers for brands, featured in the stickers library; clicking on them takes you to tweets containing them; Pepsi is the first partner  —  Platform Pursuing Its Turn Toward the Visual  —  Twitter has introduced its first “#Promoted Stickers” campaign, with Pepsi as its inaugural customer.
Ellen Mitchell / Politico:
How Palantir muscled its way into national security contracting via investment from In-Q-Tel, effective narrative, and well-funded lobbyists  —  Armed with effective narrative and backed by aggressive lawmakers, the upstart has steadily landed more federal business and is now shouldering its way into the Army acquisition system.
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
Profile of Didi Chuxing CEO Cheng Wei, who started at a foot massage company and worked as a salesman at Alibaba before launching China's ride-hailing giant  —  Cheng Wei, 34, was once assistant to the head of a foot massage firm.  Last week, his company Didi Chuxing bagged Uber's China business …
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
World Economic Forum report envisions blockchains as the “beating heart” of global finance, estimates 80% of banks will start using the technology in 2017  —  A new report from the World Economic Forum predicts that the underlying technology introduced by the virtual currency Bitcoin …

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