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September 5, 2017, 10:40 AM

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Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
China bans companies from raising money through ICOs, asks local regulators to inspect 60 major ICO platforms  —  - Chinese regulators are about to start a campaign related to the country's initial coin offerings (ICO), according to a Caixin report  — In a document, authorities …
Manish Singh / NDTV Gadgets 360:
Facebook bid $600M for online streaming rights of a popular cricket tournament in India for 5 years but was outbid by Star India  —  As Facebook gets serious about video, the social giant's ambitions for live streaming were on display on Monday in India where it put a bid north of $600 million …
John Lanchester / London Review of Books:
An in-depth critique of Facebook and how its quest for growth and monetization shapes and distorts company's stated mission of simply connecting people  —  At the end of June, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook had hit a new level: two billion monthly active users.
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Apple says it is ending its ten-year-old annual Apple Music Festival in the UK; will likely concentrate on one-off events and original content efforts  —  Apple has confirmed to MBW that it will no longer be hosting the annual Apple Music Festival at London's Roundhouse.
Ben Court / Men's Health:
Inside Apple's exercise lab, where the company says it has collected fitness data from over 10K participants to optimize Watch's fitness-focused algorithms  —  he Tesla jam out front, the bike commuters riding one-handed while clutching MacBooks, the Apple Watches on everyone's wrists capturing biometric data …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Popular YouTube ripping site, YouTube-MP3, settles with RIAA and will shut down indefinitely  —  YouTube-MP3, the world's leading YouTube ripping site, has agreed to shut down indefinitely and hand over its domain to the RIAA.  A private settlement agreement, including an undisclosed payment …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Paris Hilton backs ICO of Lydian, an AI marketing service run by Gravity4, joining other celebrities getting in on the cryptocurrency hype  —  Paris Hilton is getting in on the ICO hype.  —  Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, are the hottest new fundraising tool in tech right now.
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
Digital identity management firm ForgeRock raises $88M Series D led by Accel  —  Digital identity management firm ForgeRock has raised $88 million in a Series D round led by Accel with participation from KKR.  —  First founded in Norway and now based in San Francisco …
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Tech companies are courting influential teachers with various incentives to promote their products, raising ethical concerns  —  MAPLETON, N.D. — One of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States teaches third grade here at Mapleton Elementary, a public school with about 100 students …
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