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August 22, 2016, 8:50 AM

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Reuters:
Source: Samsung to launch refurbished smartphone program as early as next year in an effort to boost revenue, fight off mid-tier competitors  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch a program to sell refurbished used versions of its premium smartphones as early as next year …
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Sony to debut a new PlayStation 4 standard model alongside a high-end version on September 7  —  Japanese tech company to introduce a standard and high-end version of the console next month  —  TOKYO— Sony Corp. plans to introduce a new PlayStation 4 standard model alongside …
Fast Company:
Apple acquired personal health data startup Gliimpse, which lets users collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data, earlier this year  —  In the last three years, Gliimpse has built a secure platform where consumers can manage and share their own medical records and info.
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Bloomberg:
How a Lending Club user mined the company's data to uncover shady loans made to Lending Club insiders and repeat borrowers  —  Photographer: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images  —  “You ready to see some crazy s**t?”  —  Bryan Sims and I were sitting in the dining room of his modest home in Portland …
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft's Panos Panay on the evolution of Surface, from the failure of the first model with Windows RT to the trendsetting Surface Pro 4 tablet-laptop hybrid  —  On May 20, 2014, Satya Nadella — the recently appointed CEO of Microsoft — sat down next to Microsoft Surface boss Panos Panay in a packed New York City auditorium.
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Chinese selfie app-maker Meitu files for IPO in Hong Kong, aims to raise between $500M and $1B  —  Offering will test market's competitiveness for coming Chinese startup IPOs  —  HONG KONG—One of China's most popular “selfie” app makers is preparing to raise up to $1 billion through …
TechCrunch:
Sources: seed-stage firm Rothenberg Ventures near collapse as executives depart; employees blame out-of-control spending by the firm's fame-seeking founder  —  Rothenberg Ventures, the four-year-old, San Francisco-based seed-stage venture firm, may be on the brink of implosion, say several sources close to the firm.

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