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August 14, 2017, 3:15 PM

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Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
In open letter to Uber employees, Benchmark says it warned Kalanick over a month ago it was preparing litigation and hints of damning findings in Holder report  —  The VC firm sent a letter to Uber employees to explain why it sued Kalanick and the company.  —  Benchmark Capital sent a letter …
New York Times:
Sources: Uber board mulls offers from SoftBank and a Dragoneer-led coalition to buy from shareholders at discount from last valuation, plus a Pishevar-led offer  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber's board has voted to move forward on proposals by two investment groups to buy shares in the ride-hailing service …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy tells neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer it violated its ToS and to find a new domain provider, after it posted an obscene article about Charlottesville victim  —  White supremacist site the Daily Stormer needs to find another domain provider after getting the boot from GoDaddy.
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft memo: Surface Book return rate hit 17% in late-'15; source: Intel was made scapegoat for Surface Book problems, as other OEMs handled Skylake's issues  —  Thurrott.com has seen an internal Microsoft memo that indicates that the software giant is readying a broader campaign to undercut …
Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
Google Assistant, Voice Search, Gboard, and the Cloud Speech API add support for 30 more languages  —  Speech recognition is one of the most powerful aspects of many Google products, particularly in the Google app where both Voice Search and the Assistant rely heavily on being able to understand what we're saying.
Danny Palmer / ZDNet:
Over 1,000 Android apps, including 3 in the Play Store, found to be distributing SonicSpy spyware that silently records audio, takes photos, and makes calls  —  Three fake messaging apps in the Google Play Store discovered to be distributing stealthy data-stealing SonicSpy malware …
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Snapchat debuts Crowd Surf feature, which stitches together Snaps from select live events by syncing audio, to create multi-perspective viewing experiences  —  Having FOMO about not seeing Lorde at Outside Lands?  Well, Snapchat just released a feature that could help alleviate your melodrama.
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