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September 1, 2017, 7:40 AM

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Tony Romm / Recode:
Tech firms including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft call on President Trump to preserve the DACA program  —  The letter is organized by Zuckerberg-backed FWD.us, a day before Trump is expected to announce a policy change.  —  The chief executives of Apple, Amazon …
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Reporter recounts being pressured by Google and her bosses to take down a Forbes piece in 2011 criticizing Google's monopolistic practices with Plus and search  —  The story in the New York Times this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank, was getting rid …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Hands-on with €399 Moto X4, which has 5.2" 1080p display, 12MP and 8MP dual cameras, IP68, Snapdragon 630, 3000mAh battery; ships Sept. in Europe, fall in US  —  The latest Moto X hits Europe in September, US later this fall  —  After a short hiatus, Motorola is bringing …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces event on September 12 at 10am PT in Steve Jobs Theater at its new Apple Park campus, where new iPhones are expected  —  Apple on Thursday announced an event which will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater located at the company's new Apple Park campus.  The event will take place on September 12 at 10:00 am.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Spotify's head of original video and podcasting, Tom Calderone, is leaving as firm rethinks its video strategy, tying it more closely to music  —  Streaming company says videos will focus around music  —  Spotify Ltd. is parting ways with Tom Calderone, the head of original video and podcasts …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
California DMV website shows Samsung has secured a permit to test self-driving cars  —  Samsung got approval to test autonomous vehicles on state roads in California, according to the CA Department of Motor Vehicle's website.  The DMV maintains an ongoing list of companies and organizations …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Microsoft brings its Mixer Create app to iOS and Android, letting users stream and broadcast games, pair with PC or Xbox, more  —  Mixer, the game streaming service that Microsoft acquired last year, unveiled mobile apps for iOS and Android that let players stream on the go and share experiences in their favorite mobile games.
Natt Garun / The Verge:
Instagram rolls out Stories to desktop and mobile web starting today, with ability to upload from mobile web coming in next few months  —  Mobile web upload is coming soon  —  Instagram is adding the ability for you to view Stories on desktop and mobile web so you can see the ephemeral posts on larger screens.
Tony Romm / Recode:
Apple breaks its silence on net neutrality, urging the FCC not to roll back ban against fast lanes  —  It's the company's first comments in the 2017 debate.  —  Apple is breaking its silence on net neutrality, urging the Trump administration to preserve strong rules that prevent the likes of AT&T …

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