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October 1, 2017, 1:30 AM

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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
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Here's the proposal to change Uber's governance, which is aimed at limiting Travis Kalanick's power  —  The changes, listed.  —  Former CEO Travis Kalanick's decision on Friday to appoint two new directors to the board of the car-hailing company did not come out of nowhere, although it was a surprise to the board and its new CEO.
Matthew Allen / SWI swissinfo.ch:
Tony Romm / Recode:
Sources: Facebook is sharing its data with Google as the search giant reviews potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election  —  Google is also set to meet with congressional investigators in the coming weeks.  —  Facebook has shared some details about the Russian-operated profiles …
Bloomberg:
CEO of $96B hedge fund Man Group reflects on the rise of AI-centric funds at the firm after being initially wary of incorporating AI into company's strategy  —  As chief executive officer of one of the world's largest hedge funds, Luke Ellis prides himself on a healthy appetite for risk.
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
A look at Apple's video content strategy: slow and deliberate approach led by experienced ex-TV execs who pass on most scripts and bid 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.
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.

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