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September 1, 2017, 1:15 PM

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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 …
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple is in talks to move its original content division to The Culver Studios, the iconic Hollywood studio where Gone With The Wind was filmed  —  Apple is eyeing the studio where films from Gone With The Wind to The Matrix were shot, as the base for its big push into Hollywood production.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will begin rollout to mainstream users worldwide starting October 17  —  Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17.  Here's what to expect.  —  Microsoft officially confirmed on September 1 …
John Shinal / CNBC:
Facebook has created a map of Earth that can pinpoint any man-made structures to a resolution of 5 meters, to help company's Internet provision efforts  —  - Facebook used satellite-based data and government census information to map the earth's entire human population.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
OmiseGo and Qtum become first ICO-issued Ethereum ERC20-based crypto tokens to pass $1B market cap  —  It was always likely to happen, but the speed in which the first ICOs worth more than $1 billion have arrived is surprising.  —  Today both OmiseGO (OMG) and Qtum passed a $1 billion market cap today …
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Li Dongmei / China Money Network:
China's Abcfintech raises $30M Series A for its AI software that helps financial firms with securities research and investment decisions  —  - 2shares  — Weibo  — LinkedIn2  —  Abcfintech, a Chinese AI services provider targeting the financial services sector …
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 …

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