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September 30, 2017, 12:15 PM

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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Travis Kalanick appoints Ursula Burns, John Thain to Uber board in clout-bolstering move; Uber says decision “came as a complete surprise to Uber and its board”  —  Kalanick asserts right to pick directors as questions swirl  —  Unclear if Uber's new CEO Khosrowshahi supports board choices
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple quietly acquired French computer vision startup Regaind earlier this year; the company had raised €400K from Side Capital  —  TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired a small French startup called Regaind, according to multiple sources.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to stealthy hacks due to outdated EFI firmware; Windows and Linux PCs are also likely at risk  —  At-risk EFI versions likely put Windows and Linux PCs at risk, too.  —  An alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to known exploits …
Dennis Green / Business Insider:
A look at Jet.com a year after acquisition by Walmart as the site chases urban millennials and launches its own private-label products brand Uniquely J  —  - Walmart acquired Jet.com roughly one year ago.  — Jet executives say the acquisition has let them chase a more specific customer: the urban millennial.
Charlotte Gao / The Diplomat:
China's Weibo announces it is hiring 1000 “supervisors” to censor content on the service  —  Weibo asks that each supervisor censor no less than 200 pieces of content per month  —  As Chinese authorities are fiercely cracking down on the internet, China's top social media platform Weibo doing its best to stay in line.
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
A look at Apple's video content strategy: slow and deliberate approach led by experienced ex-TV execs, rejecting most offers, bidding on high profile shows  —  The world's biggest company is officially taking meetings as everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Steven Spielberg salivates over selling the first big show.
Product Habits:
A look at Google Glass' failure as a consumer device, rebirth as Glass for Enterprise, and how focusing on modularization can help the product grow and expand  —  Few products in tech have drawn as much ridicule or outright laughter as Google Glass.  But that wasn't always the case.

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