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August 28, 2017, 9:50 AM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Uber's board has voted to offer the CEO job to Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi  —  Sources close to one leading candidate, Meg Whitman, said she has not been informed as yet about a choice.  —  The board of Uber has apparently voted on some decision related to the next Uber CEO.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Profile of Uber's pick for CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who has been Expedia's CEO for 12 years and was CFO at Barry Diller's IAC prior to running Expedia  —  In a move that surprised the tech industry, Uber on Sunday offered its CEO job to a man who wasn't on anyone's radar: Expedia's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
Nikhil Sonnad / Quartz:
China issues new rules forbidding anonymous posts in online communities and discussion forums, effective October 1  —  The Chinese government under president Xi Jinping is continuing to make life on the internet difficult for its potential detractors.  Yesterday (Aug. 25) …
Britta O'Boyle / Pocket-lint:
Fitbit announces $300 Ionic GPS smartwatch running Fitbit OS and $129 Flyer wireless headphones  —  Fitbit has announced its long-rumoured GPS smartwatch in the form of the Fitbit Ionic, alongside a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones called Fitbit Flyer.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Dell's Visor Windows Mixed Reality-based headset will be available in October from $359.99  —  The Dell Visor, Dell's first headset for Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform, will be available this October for $359.99 or in a bundle with two controllers for $459.99.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Battling hate by letting internet platforms censor bad people is likely to be ineffective and will lead to the suppression of worthy content  —  I'm going to try to do something that's generally not recommended on the internet: I'm going to try to discuss a complicated issue that has many nuances and gray areas.

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