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September 20, 2016, 12:40 PM

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google sends out invites for October 4 “made by Google” hardware event in San Francisco, will livestream it on YouTube  —  Google today tweeted out an indication that it will unveil new devices on October 4.  People have been expected Google to show new mobile devices …
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
New federal rules for autonomous vehicles aim to avoid patchwork of state laws, include 15-point safety assessment to cover ethical, conflict situations on road  —  The White House vs. robot cars  —  So far, manufacturers of self-driving cars have operated in uncharted waters …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
ICANN to change DNSSEC master key for the first time; new 2048-bit key will appear in DNS on July 11, 2017  —  Soon, one of the most important cryptographic key pairs on the internet will be changed for the first time.  —  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Intermittent and random glitch with iPhone 7's new Lightning EarPods stops volume controls from working; Apple says fix coming soon  —  Some iPhone 7 users have found an annoying glitch with the wired Lightning EarPods that come with the iPhone 7.  —  The issue, which I've also experienced …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Tinder integrates with Spotify and lets potential matches view users' favorite songs and artists  —  Tinder has revealed the next step in its mission to help users meet their perfect match, as Spotify opens up its catalog of songs to the perennially popular dating app.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Grab, Uber's southeast Asia rival, raises $750M Series F led by SoftBank; source says post-money valuation is $3B  —  Grab, the largest company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, has confirmed that it has raised $750 million in fresh capital.  —  This is the company's Series F round …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google buys API.ai, a startup with dev tools for speech recognition and a conversational assistant app with 20M+ users  —  Google today said that it's acquired API.ai, a startup with tools for speech recognition and natural language understanding.  Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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