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September 12, 2016, 2:35 PM

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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
TechCrunch:
Instagram now lets everyone filter comments using blocklists, will show friends' comments first  —  Sep 12, 2016, 8:00 amSep 12, 2016, 9:54 am  —  Instagram today is rolling out a feature to all its users that will allow everyone to decide for themselves how they want to moderate comments on the photo-sharing service.
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Mic:
Mic publishes email from Apple, which began with “off the record”, that was in response to criticism of the lack of diversity at Apple's keynote last week  —  Get Mic daily:  —  O n Friday, I published an article about the gender divide in Apple's last two iPhone events.
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” …
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 …
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Video ad tech leader Teads acquires interactive video startup Brainient  —  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 …

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Microsoft:
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IBM:
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