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September 18, 2016, 3:40 PM

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Reuters:
Mobileye says it broke ties with Tesla because Tesla was “pushing the envelope in terms of safety” with the design of its Autopilot driver-assistance system  —  Mobileye (MBLY.N) broke ties with Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) because the Silicon Valley firm was “pushing the envelope in terms of safety” …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
John Zimmer on Lyft's self-driving vision: semi-autonomous cars on fixed routes from 2017, fully autonomous fleets from around 2022  —  Expect to see semi-autonomous vehicles driving on fixed routes by 2017 in a subscription model.  —  Lyft — trying to keep up with its longtime ride-hailing competitor Uber …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
NFL ratings: over 2M watched Thursday's game stream on Twitter, with an average of 243K at any one time, compared to 15.4M on average on TV  —  And 48 million watched it on regular TV.  —  More than two million people watched Thursday night's football game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets for free on Twitter.
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Microsoft to close Skype's London office, making close to 400 employees redundant, as part of its global restructuring  —  Microsoft will shut down Skype's London offices, making most of its employees redundant, and terminating the headquarters of a rare European technology champion.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 7, 7 Plus teardowns reveal 2,915 mAh battery, 3GB RAM for Plus, bigger Taptic Engine where headphone jack used to be, Intel modem in some iPhone 7 models  —  As it does every year, device repair site iFixit is putting all of Apple's new devices through the teardown process.
Jeremy Hsu / Backchannel:
How Microsoft is retooling Minecraft with its Education Edition, giving free early access to 25K students and teachers and adding classroom management tools  —  Two years after buying the wildly popular video game, Microsoft is using Minecraft to vie for kids' brain space and schools' dollars.

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