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August 8, 2017, 4:00 AM

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Bloomberg:
Anti-diversity memo author James Damore confirms Google has fired him; Pichai tells employees that portions of his memo violated the company's Code of Conduct  —  Engineer wrote memo blasting “politically correct monoculture”  —  CEO Pichai said Google employee violated Code of Conduct
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
In email to employees, Uber board member and co-founder Garrett Camp says “Travis is not returning as CEO”  —  Camp sent an email to employees on Monday afternoon.  —  Uber co-founder and board member Garrett Camp told employees that the company's former CEO Travis Kalanick …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
YouTube rolls out chat to all its Android and iOS users, includes group messaging for up to 30 users  —  YouTube today rolled out the ability to share videos with contacts directly in its mobile app for Android and iOS.  Users can chat about shared videos using text, react with emoji …
Eric Bellman / Wall Street Journal:
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel finalizes specs of Core i9-7980XE: 18-cores, 2.6GHz clock speed with 4.4GHz Turbo Boost, 24.75MB L3 Cache, 165W TDP; priced at $1999, ships September 25  —  When Intel launched its new high-end desktop platform a few weeks ago, we were provided with Core-X CPUs from quad cores …
GSMArena.com:
Alleged Google Pixel 2 picture leaks, shows front stereo speakers, the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack  —  A tipster sent us a photo of what's allegedly the Google Pixel 2.  It's clearly an early dev unit with all those stickers on the back.  But that's not the interesting part our eyes …
Shirley Halperin / Variety:
Sources: Tidal hires new CEO Richard Sanders, former president of music royalty collector Kobalt  —  Former Kobalt Music Group president Richard Sanders is the new CEO of Tidal, the Jay-Z-owned music streaming service launched in 2015, sources confirm to Variety.
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