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August 11, 2017, 12:15 PM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai cancels all-hands meeting, citing leak of questions and employees' names; sources say some employees have experienced doxxing  —  Doxxing of search company staffers had already started.  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled the company's much-anticipated meeting to talk about gender issues today.
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, aimed at server-grade PC hardware, expected to arrive this fall  —  Microsoft is officially unveiling Windows 10 Pro for Workstations today.  While the operating system was originally rumored back in June, Microsoft is providing the full details on the special edition today.
Már Másson Maack / The Next Web:
European org urges Apple to support Advanced Mobile Location on iPhones, which gives more accurate locations of emergency calls and is supported on Android  —  Despite being relatively easy, Apple keeps ignoring requests to enable a feature called Advanced Mobile Location (AML) in iOS.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers show how malware encoded into physical strands of DNA can be used to infect computers running gene-sequencing software  —  WHEN BIOLOGISTS SYNTHESIZE DNA, they take pains not to create or spread a dangerous stretch of genetic code that could be used to create a toxin or, worse, an infectious disease.
Alyssa Abkowitz / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese app developers file complaint against Apple, alleging antitrust violations and accusing it of monopolistic behavior in the App Store  —  Complaint accuses Apple of monopolistic behavior by removing apps from App Store without detailed explanation  —  BEIJING—A group …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Leaked email: HBO offered hackers who stole scripts, shows, and employee info a $250K bug bounty; source says the message was an HBO stalling tactic  —  The HBO hacker has struck yet again.  —  Variety has obtained a copy of another message released Thursday by the anonymous hacker …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Benchmark sues Kalanick for fraud, wants to invalidate 2016 stockholder vote, which would eliminate 3 board seats for Kalanick appointees, including Kalanick's  —  The battle between Benchmark Capital and Travis Kalanick just went nuclear, with the venture capital firm suing the former Uber CEO for fraud …
Reuters:
Sources: Amazon is seeking to partner with US venue owners to sell event tickets  —  NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and co-founder Bobby Murphy say they won't sell any shares this year  —  Snap has an awful Q2 earnings report... but at least its dancing AR hot dog was viewed 1.5 billion times.  To prove their confidence, co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy have agreed not to sell …
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