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August 10, 2017, 7:40 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook introduces Watch, its redesigned video section for original content, with producers earning 55% of ad revenue, rolling out Thursday  —  Facebook has a new home for original video content produced exclusively for it by partners, who will earn 55 percent of ad break revenue while Facebook keeps 45 percent.
Susan Wojcicki / Fortune:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki defends firing of memo writer, says she's faced gender-based slights throughout her career  —  Yesterday, after reading the news, my daughter asked me a question.  “Mom, is it true that there are biological reasons why there are fewer women in tech and leadership?”
Wall Street Journal:
The Economic Times:
Flipkart raises undisclosed sum from SoftBank's Vision Fund as an extension of its $1.4B round in April; source says sum is between $2.5-$2.6B  —  Softbank has invested in Flipkart through its $100 billion technology-focused Vision Fund, the Indian e-commerce company announced on Thursday.
AnandTech:
Intel's new server-class SSD with “ruler” form-factor allows for up to 1 PB storage in a 1U server, features hot-swapping, PCIe Gen 5, power, cooling benefits  —  Intel on Tuesday introduced its new form-factor for server-class SSDs.  The new “ruler” design is based …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
T-Mobile's Revvl, a $125 phone with Android 7.0 Nougat, fingerprint sensor, 5.5" screen, 13MP camera, 32GB of storage, and more, to launch Thursday  —  T-Mobile's oft-leaked budget smartphone is now official.  The Revvl is launching tomorrow (August 10th) for a mere $125 if paid all at once.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Following Mobileye acquisition, Intel will build fleet of 100 fully autonomous (Level 4) cars to test in US, Israel, Europe; first cars coming by year's end  —  The chipmaker just closed its deal to buy auto-visual startup Mobileye  —  Fresh off its acquisition of auto-visual company Mobileye …
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
AWS joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which hosts the Kubernetes project, as platinum member, and AWS' VP of cloud architecture strategy joins the board  —  Just weeks after Microsoft signaled its support for a key cloud computing industry foundation, Amazon Web Services has followed suit …
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Andy Rubin's Essential Products raises $300M from Tencent, Amazon, and others, says Best Buy and Amazon will be its retail launch partners in the US  —  Startup founded by Google Android's creator has raised $300 million in funding; plans to release $699 titanium-encased smartphone
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
How NIST ended up rewriting its 2003 password guidelines from scratch because they were largely ineffective and had a negative impact on usability  —  Bill Burr's 2003 report recommended using numbers, obscure characters and capital letters and updating regularly—he regrets the error
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