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September 7, 2017, 12:55 PM

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Alex Stamos / Facebook:
Facebook says most of ~3K Russia-linked ads during US Presidential campaign referenced divisive social issues, not the election, and that ~25% were geo-targeted  —  There have been a lot of questions since the 2016 US election about Russian interference in the electoral process.
Washington Post:
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon seeks proposals from cities for a second HQ in North America, a “full equal” to Seattle HQ, and says it'll invest $5B+ and grow it to 50,000 employees  —  Amazon plans to build a second headquarters in a North American city to be determined, saying the new $5 billion campus will be a …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google to sunset Drive app for desktop, with support ending December 11 and full shutdown on March 12, 2018, to be replaced by newer apps  —  Google will end support on December 11th  —  The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Atlassian launches Stride, a Slack-like workplace communication tool; free tier stores 25K messages, has 5GB file storage while $3/user/mo. tier removes limits  —  Atlassian, the company behind popular tools like Jira, Trello and Bitbucket, has also long offered a team communications service in the form of HipChat.
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on its new service when it launches in late 2019  —  - Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on the new Disney streaming platform when it launches in late 2019, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify and Hulu partner to offer both services in a bundle to US students for $4.99/month, will offer other bundles to more customers in future  —  Hulu and Spotify announced a partnership today that will see the two companies working together to market entertainment bundles offering …
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Instagram says it's testing a feature for users to share their Story directly to Facebook  —  Facebook really wants people to view Stories on its main app, so much so that the social network is now turning to Instagram to see if its teen-friendly app can get the feature to finally stick.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple secures deal for songs from Warner Music Group, plans to pay labels smaller percentage than it did under first streaming deal  —  IPhone maker plans to pay record labels smaller percentage  —  Paid streaming service has revived music industry; sales up

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