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August 24, 2017, 2:30 PM

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Lauren Thomas / CNBC:
Amazon says Whole Foods acquisition will close 8/28 with plans to lower some food prices, Prime members to get benefits, Lockers available in some stores  —  Amazon said on Thursday that its acquisition of Whole Foods will close on Monday.  —  As the two companies work to integrate their business …
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Sources: Apple to price premium iPhone at around $999, will include thinner bezels, facial recognition-based unlocking, and wireless charging  —  Dear iPhone: It's hard to believe we're still together after 10 years, which is eons in the tech industry.  —  What's the glue that keeps us together?
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
In iOS 11, Safari strips Google AMP links to their original canonical URLs when a story is shared or copy-pasted  —  Apple is adding a subtle new feature to Safari in iOS 11 that will automatically strip out Google AMP URLs when a webpage is shared or copy and pasted, as spotted by MacStories editor Federico Viticci.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Report: Roku's market share among streaming media players in US is up to 37%, with Amazon's Fire TV at 24%, Chromecast at 18%, and Apple TV down to 15%  —  Roku isn't only maintaining its lead as the top streaming media player device in the U.S., it's increasing it.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google search results now offer a clinically validated screening quiz when users search for “depression” in US on mobile  —  Only half of Americans who face depression get help for it, and Google is determined to increase that percentage.  As of today, it's offering a medically validated …
Richard Gao / Android Police:
Report: Google's next Pixel phones to be unveiled October 5, will be powered by the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 836  —  We've been hearing about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for some time now, but there are two main things that we were unsure of: the processor(s) powering them and the release date.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Eugene Wei, who ran video for Facebook's Oculus project, has left the company  —  He was there for a year and a half.  —  Eugene Wei, who ran the video group for Facebook's Oculus virtual reality unit, has left the company.  —  Wei, who joined Oculus in November 2015, left the company last month.

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