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August 30, 2017, 4:30 AM

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Dan Primack / Axios:
Dara Khosrowshahi is officially Uber CEO, according to an email from company's board to employees; Travis Kalanick says he “couldn't be happier”  —  Uber's board of directors this evening sent an email to company employees, saying that it voted unanimously to name current Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as its next CEO.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources detail Uber CEO process: Immelt withdrew early, Whitman overplayed her hand by negotiating for more control, then board went decisively to Khosrowshahi  —  SAN FRANCISCO — By last Friday afternoon, most of Uber's eight directors had gathered in San Francisco for a board meeting.
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: DoJ opens preliminary probe into whether Uber executives breached Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Uber says it's working with DoJ on the probe  —  Justice Department opens preliminary probe into whether managers at ride-sharing firm breached Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Preview of six AR apps coming to iOS 11 using ARKit, from GIPHY, Walking Dead, Ikea, Food Network, and more, and thoughts on AR controls and other conventions  —  Over the past few weeks I've been steeping myself in the developer and investor community that is quickly sprouting up around ARKit.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Skype previews Interviews feature in browser for testing candidates with a real-time code editor that supports seven programming languages  —  Skype recently introduced a feature designed to cement its place among business users who aren't as interested in things like emoji reactions or “Stories.”
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Amazon now lets Echo play music across multiple rooms, debuts API to let Alexa control music on third-party connected speakers  —  Amazon Echo devices can now handle music playback across multiple rooms.  The company announced today Echo users can now synchronize music across devices in their home.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube gets a redesign, including easier access to navigation tabs, new Library and Account tabs, variable speed playback on mobile, and a new logo  —  Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a major redesign of its desktop website which delivered a cleaner look and new features like a “dark mode” for nighttime watching.
Lisa Baertlein / Reuters:
Analysis of 100+ products at Whole Foods in Princeton, NJ shows avg. price has dropped just ~1% since merger, with 78% of item prices unchanged from last week  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whole Foods shoppers may be premature in cheering Amazon.com's steep price cuts on staples like bananas …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google debuts preview of ARCore, a platform for Android devs to make AR apps, following Apple's ARKit, to first target Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8 phones  —  Last week in San Francisco, Google showed me an app called Oz.  Oz is a kind of augmented reality picture book …
Jonathan Keane / CoinDesk:
Kik raises $50M through private sale of its Kin token to institutional investors and plans to raise $75M more in ICO  —  Mobile messaging app Kik has raised $50 million from the private sale of its ethereum token Kin to institutional investors, including Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital and Polychain Capital.

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