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August 21, 2017, 2:10 AM

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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Microsoft kicks off Xbox One X pre-orders today with a limited ‘Project Scorpio’ edition  —  Microsoft just pulled the trigger on Xbox One X pre-orders, offering up the souped up version of its console for $499.  Unveiled back at E3 in June after a year's worth of teasers …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: former General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt is now favored by a majority of Uber's board to become CEO; a vote is likely in the next two weeks  —  Sources said a board vote is expected within two weeks.  —  Former General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt has become the frontrunner candidate …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter starts sorting popular tweets by topic in the Explore tab on iOS and Android  —  Now you can view tweets sorted by topic, without having to follow anyone, right in Twitter's Explore tab.  —  The social platform released the new feature globally on iOS and Android Tuesday, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News.
Ken Schwencke / ProPublica:
The Daily Stormer receives DDoS protection from CDN service BitMitigate, whose founder says he believes in free speech and wants to promote his company  —  The neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer was back online Friday with help from a small company whose founder said he wanted to defend free speech …
Li Yuan / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese tech firms, such as Didi Chuxing and NetEase, often advise women not to reply to job ads, with NetEase noting “the job is tough and stressful”  —  Many job ads specify that women aren't wanted for certain Chinese tech jobs  —  China's tech industry has long taken Silicon Valley's lead …
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Taylor Cromwell / Bloomberg:
How US restaurant chains are enlisting Facebook, Amazon, and adopting new tech like chatbots and digital payments, to make ordering and paying for food easier  —  TGI Fridays is letting customers pay bill with Amazon accounts  —  Largest U.S. pizza chains are locked in game of oneupmanship
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