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October 10, 2017, 6:50 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple strikes deal with Steven Spielberg to remake Amazing Stories, an 80s sci-fi series, in its first major foray into creating original content  —  Director's Amblin Television, NBCUniversal TV production unit to make new episodes of sci-fi series from the 1980s
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Snapchat debuts context cards to let you hail rides, book tables, and more by swiping up on some Snaps; partners include Foursquare, OpenTable, and Lyft  —  I don't know I've reached Snap's global headquarters until I am standing in front of them, leaning on the handle of my rolling suitcase and puzzling over a map app.
CNBC:
Sources: Amazon is developing a smart doorbell service to allow safe deliveries to inside the home and is partnering on system to deliver to car trunks  —  - Amazon is in advanced talks with Phrame, a smart license plate maker, to ship packages to your car's trunk, CNBC has learned.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter adds “Happening Now” feature to timelines on Android and iOS to group tweets by events, starts with sports and will expand to TV and breaking news  —  Twitter is adding a “Happening Now” feature that will group tweets by event, the company announced today.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Felix Krause:
Developer shows how malicious apps on iOS can easily replicate the native system dialog box to phish for Apple ID passwords  —  Do you want the user's Apple ID password, to get access to their Apple account, or to try the same email/password combination on different web services?
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft brings Cortana into Skype, over a year after first announcing the integration, to offer in-context assistance within chats, such as restaurant options  —  Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana has finally arrived in Skype.  Announced at last year's Microsoft Build 2016 event …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Nvidia unveils Pegasus computing platform for level 5 fully autonomous cars, delivering over 320 trillion operations per second, over 10x its predecessor  —  No steering wheels, no pedals, no mirrors  —  Nvidia, one of the world's best known manufacturers of computer graphics cards …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Nokia says it will stop work on future versions of its Ozo VR camera and cut up to 310 jobs in its Nokia Technologies unit, about 30% of the unit's workforce  —  In an abrupt about-face, Nokia said Tuesday it will halt work on future versions of its Ozo virtual reality camera and cut …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researchers found Accenture left huge trove of highly sensitive data on exposed servers in mid-Sept., including 40K unencrypted passwords; firm downplays hack  —  The four exposed servers had no password, but contained the “keys to the kingdom.”  —  Technology and cloud giant Accenture …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Medium expands its partner program, now letting any author or publisher join it, so that anyone can publish behind its paywall  —  Medium is expanding its subscription efforts today by allowing any author or publisher to join its partner program.  —  That's the program where readers can pay a monthly fee …

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