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September 21, 2017, 12:40 AM

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HTC:
Google to pay $1.1B to HTC in exchange for non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property, and staff working on Pixel smartphones  —  Certain HTC Employees - Many of Whom Worked on Pixel Smartphones - to Join Google  —  Google Receives HTC IP through Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi aren't fully disabled when toggled off in Control Center on iOS 11, will still work for AirDrop, AirPlay, Pencil, Watch, GPS, and Continuity  —  Apple has confirmed that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are not fully disabled when toggled off in Control Center on iOS 11.
Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint:
Nest debuts Nest Secure alarm system that has a motion sensor and Nest Tag fob in a $499 pack, an HD video doorbell, and Nest Cam IQ outdoor, a $349 camera  —  Nest has stepped up its home security efforts.  The Alphabet-owned company is live in San Francisco, where it has announced …
Sheryl Sandberg:
Facebook will strengthen enforcement of ad targeting policies, add more human oversight, and urge users to report potential abuses directly  —  Last week we temporarily disabled some of our ads tools following news reports that slurs or other offensive language could be used as targeting criteria for advertising.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Source: Tesla working with AMD to develop its own AI chip for self-driving functionality in its cars, has 50+ people on project including chip star Jim Keller  —  - Tesla is working with AMD to refine its new chip, which will likely reduce its reliance on Nvidia.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Apple says Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE has cellular connectivity issue caused by watch trying to join unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks, exploring software fix  —  The “handoff” isn't working like it's supposed to  —  Apple's new Series 3 smartwatch starts shipping this Friday …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Equifax customer service, tweeting from @Equifax, accidentally directed customers to a critic's phishing site for over a week in at least three Twitter replies  —  Earlier this month, hackers broke into Equifax's servers and stole 143 million people's personal information, including their Social Security numbers.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Android One launches in the US with Moto X4, available on Project Fi at $399  —  Back in June, Project Fi unceremoniously announced via Twitter that a mid-tier device that supports Google's MVNO service would be coming soon.  This was in line with our reporting from earlier in the year …
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Steam introduces histogram to user reviews section to help users identify “review bombing”, where large number of users flood games' pages with negative reviews  —  The customer review is a relatively young form of criticism, but consumers have already unlocked some of its creative power …
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
A list of some of the ARKit-enabled iOS apps now available in the App Store  —  With the launch of iOS 11 today, Apple has turned hundreds of millions of iPhones into augmented reality-capable devices thanks to the support of a new developer framework called ARKit.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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