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September 28, 2017, 1:00 PM

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New York Times:
Twitter comes under Congressional scrutiny as Russia-linked accounts found to tweet about NFL protests, spread misinformation, and share anti-Clinton stories  —  SAN FRANCISCO — After a weekend when Americans took to social media to debate President Trump's admonishment of N.F.L. players …
The Hill:
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Sources: Ikea has acquired TaskRabbit and will run it as an independent subsidiary; TaskRabbit has raised around $50M  —  The Swedish home goods giant is looking for some digital help from the contract labor marketplace  —  Swedish home goods giant Ikea has bought TaskRabbit, according to sources close to the situation.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
GoPro says the Fusion 360, which shoots 360-degree 5.2K video at 30fps, will be available for $699 in November  —  The beginning of ‘a new creative area,’ according to the company  —  The consumer 360-degree camera that GoPro's been talking about since CES 2016 is finally coming to market.
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Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
Toshiba signs final agreement to sell its flash memory chip business for ~$18B to group led by Bain Capital, which includes Apple, Dell, SK Hynix, and Hoya Corp  —  Toshiba Corp. signed a final agreement to sell its flash memory chip business to a group led by Bain Capital for about 2 trillion yen …
Jennifer Surane / Bloomberg:
Equifax to launch a new free service by February 2018 which allows users to lock and unlock access to their credit files  —  New ‘safe and simple’ service to be introduced by January  —  CEO Barros lays out plan in newspaper op-ed on 2nd day in job  —  Equifax Inc. will debut a new service …
Mark Zuckerberg:
Trump and some liberals say Facebook helped their opponents, but Facebook's role was different: enabling discussions, voter registration, and candidate outreach  —  I want to respond to President Trump's tweet this morning claiming Facebook has always been against him.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
LG V30 availability: Oct. 5 on Verizon, price TBD; Oct. 6 on AT&T for $810 or $27/month for 24 months; Oct. 13 on T-Mobile for $800 or $30/month for 30 months  —  Expect to pay around $800  —  The LG V30 now has a release date in the US.  Well, release dates is more accurate.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
EU regulators say tech giants are still not doing enough to voluntarily remove hate speech and terrorist content, will review rules in six months  —  European regulators are giving Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube six months to voluntarily get more aggressive about blocking …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Nvidia's Shield TV gets deep integration with Google Assistant voice controls and adds support for Samsung's SmartThings platform  —  Hands-free voice assistant on your TV  —  Nvidia is today releasing version 6.0 of its software for the Shield TV set top box, which brings along the Google Assistant.
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Amazon now has 5,000 people working on Alexa and Echo, up from 1,000 in May 2016; the company's job site lists an additional 1,500 related openings  —  - Amazon's hardware chief said more than 5,000 employees now work on the Alexa voice technology platform.
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