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August 11, 2017, 6:25 AM

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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.
Bloomberg:
Fired Google engineer James Damore defended his controversial memo in Bloomberg TV interview, says company execs smeared him  —  James Damore defends his controversial memo on Bloomberg TV  —  The former Google engineer, whose controversial memo has triggered a nationwide debate …
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 …
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 …
Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
Snap reports Q2 revenue of $182M vs. $186.8M expected, DAUs grow 7.3M vs. 8M expected, reaching 173M, and loss grows to $443M; stock down 16%+ after hours  —  Snapchat's parent hurt by intensifying competition from larger rival Facebook  —  Snap Inc. on Thursday said its loss nearly quadrupled …
Business Wire:
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.
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.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Game-chat app Discord expands beyond text and voice by rolling out video chat and screen-sharing to select users  —  Discord probably didn't need to add more major features to keep its 45 million users happy.  The free text and voice-chat service has exploded in roughly two years of public testing …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber rolls out out in-app messaging so drivers and riders don't have to share phone numbers; messages to the driver are also read aloud  —  :Thumbs-up emoji:  —  It was always a bit weird to wait for your Uber driver and then suddenly receive a text from an unknown number.  “Where are you?”

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