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September 11, 2017, 12:15 PM

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Chao Deng / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: China plans to shut down domestic bitcoin exchanges and ban commercial trading of all virtual currencies  —  Authorities to ban commercial trading of all virtual currencies  —  BEIJING—Chinese authorities plan to shut down domestic bitcoin exchanges, delivering a final blow …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
What to expect from Apple on September 12: OLED iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with LCD displays, Apple Watch with LTE, 4K Apple TV with HDR, more  —  This Tuesday, the first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Apple's iconic iPhone.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Microsoft adds guest access to Teams, which it says is now being used by 125K organizations in 25 languages  —  Microsoft's software alternative to Slack is now open for guests.  —  Six months after the general release of its workplace messaging app Teams, Microsoft will now allow customers …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Google appeals record EU antitrust fine but says it has not asked for an interim order to suspend decision  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google (GOOGL.O) appealed on Monday against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine, with its chances of success boosted by Intel's (INTC.O) …
David Robinson / Stack Overflow Blog:
Stack Overflow site metrics from high-income countries show Python is fastest-growing major programming language, with the highest trafficked tag on the site  —  We recently explored how wealthy countries (those defined as high-income by the World Bank) tend to visit a different set of technologies than the rest of the world.
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Financial Times:
France, Germany, Spain, Italy take aim at US tech giants in plan to tax on revenues instead of profits; passage requires unanimous approval by EU member states  —  Paris and Berlin are mounting a joint offensive to tax internet giants such as Google and Amazon based on revenues generated in EU countries …
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Vladimir Putin says the nation leading in artificial intelligence will rule the world as Russia, China, and the US compete for the best AI tech  —  FOR MANY RUSSIAN students, the academic year started last Friday with tips on planetary domination from President Vladimir Putin.
More: AxiosTweets: @elonmusk
Pan Yue / China Money Network:
Chinese AI and robotics startup Roobo raises $53M Series B, after raising $100M in September last year  —  Seven Seas Partners, a Chinese venture capital firm established by former Tencent Holdings Ltd's chief technology officer Jeff Xiong, has led a RMB350 million (US$53 million) …

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