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October 9, 2017, 1:00 PM

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Washington Post:
Google finds Russian-bought ads worth tens of thousands of dollars on YouTube, Gmail, DoubleClick, that were part of effort to influence the 2016 election  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company's platforms in an attempt …
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore says new Windows 10 Mobile features and hardware are no longer a focus, will continue to support it with bug fixes and security updates  —  Microsoft details its reasoning behind a lack of new features and hardware for Windows 10 Mobile, and why its new focus is on Android and iOS.
Bill Vlasic / New York Times:
GM acquires lidar startup Strobe to accelerate its development of self-driving vehicles, will fold its operations into the Cruise Automation subsidiary  —  DETROIT — General Motors said on Monday that it had acquired a company that specializes in laser-imaging technology geared toward enhancing the development of autonomous vehicles.
Bloomberg:
TSMC founder Morris Chang, who pioneered the made-to-order foundry model, talks about his industry legacy as he retires at 86  —  TSMC founder Morris Chang talks about his industry legacy  —  Chang credits a friend for inspiring in him the foundry model  —  One of the most influential …
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Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
KGI: Android vendor inquiries for camera-based 3D sensing tech nearly tripled since Apple unveiled Face ID  —  With its iPhone X debut and the introduction of Face ID, Apple has now tilted interest in the mobile industry away from under-display fingerprint recognition, and instead towards …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Microsoft mixed reality researcher Alex Kipman: AltspaceVR communication will be VR's killer app, no timeline yet for mixed reality on Xbox or mobile  —  When Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality platform last week, it talked about how the combination of virtual reality …
Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
Inside Amazon's push into advertising, as company prepares to open 2,000 person office, mostly for ad jobs, in New York  —  Amazon continues to make serious inroads into the advertising business.  Its latest move: a new office in Manhattan that it says will bring 2,000 jobs, mostly in advertising …
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