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September 12, 2016, 10:50 AM

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Tesla announces Autopilot 8.0, which relies more on radar to avoid accidents like Model S crash, available soon for cars from 2014 and on via free OTA upgrade  —  Today, Tesla revealed Version 8 of its Autopilot software, going live in one to two weeks.  Version 8. includes updates …
Wall Street Journal:
HP Inc. to acquire Samsung's printer business and some printer-related patents for $1.05B; Samsung will invest $100-$300M in HP when the deal closes  —  Silicon Valley company sees deal with South Korean major as bid for expansion into high-volume printer-copier device business
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Largest online DDoS service vDOS hacked, with details of customers and targets revealed; service earned $600K+ for 150K+ DDoS attacks over past two years  —  vDOS — a “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 …
Niklas Pollard / Reuters:
Volvo Cars and auto safety group Autoliv are forming a joint venture to develop autonomous driving software, with about 200 initial staff from parent firms  —  Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group and auto safety group Autoliv said on Tuesday they would form a joint venture to develop autonomous driving software …
Vauhini Vara / Fast Company:
Inside Microsoft's year-old program to hire autistic coders and a look at the challenges facing autistic hires and the company  —  Job interviews can be especially hard if you're autistic.  A Microsoft effort aimed at a wider spectrum of the workforce wants to solve that.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Teads begins consolidation of ad tech by acquiring Brainient's interactive video  —  Fresh off raising $47 million in debt financing, video ad tech leader Teads announced today that it has paid an undisclosed sum for interactive video startup Brainient.  —  New York-based Teads is known …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
HashiCorp raises $24M Series B led by GGV Capital for its DevOps infrastructure software  —  HashiCorp, which offers a number of tools that help developers write and deploy their applications (including the popular open-source Vagrant tool for setting up development environments) …
Christina Warren / Gizmodo:
A week after “voluntary recall”, Galaxy Note7 owners still can't get info from Samsung or carriers about how and when their phones can be exchanged  —  Samsung's exchange program for Galaxy Note 7 has been a nightmare for customers so far.  —  A week after Samsung's “voluntary” …
Ina Fried / Recode:
An Xiao Mina / Fusion:
How online platforms such as WeChat, Jindong, and Alibaba's eBay-like Taobao have boosted Shenzhen's already-thriving hardware startup ecosystem  —  Like most of us, Lei Gao finds exercise tedious.  The 33-year-old prefers playing video games on his smartphone, where he can score points alongside …
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