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October 13, 2017, 5:55 AM

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Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon suspends Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios and global head of Prime Video content, following harassment claim from a company producer  —  The news follows a harassment claim from one of the retail giant/streamer's top TV producers.  —  Roy Price, vp Amazon Studios and global head …
Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
Samsung Electronics forecasts record quarterly profit of about $12.8B in Q3, up 179% year-over-year  —  - The South Korean tech giant said it expects an operating profit of 14.5 trillion Korean won and consolidated sales of about 62 trillion won  — One analyst told CNBC that Samsung …
Joyce Lee / Reuters:
Samsung Electronics CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun to step down in March 2018  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun had decided to step down from management.  —  “I believe the time has come for the company …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter needs to be a “lot more transparent in our actions” around suspending users, after it broke its silence on Rose McGowan  —  Twitter has abruptly broken its own policy of not commenting on individual accounts to explain why it temporarily suspended …
Hamza Shaban / Washington Post:
Equifax has taken down a webpage after it directed users to install a fake Adobe Flash update containing adware; company blames third-party analytics vendor  —  Equifax said Thursday that its systems were not compromised, after they looked into a report by an independent researcher …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Google announces new education initiatives: $1B in global grants to nonprofits, US-based Grow with Google for training and resources, Goodwill partnership  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in Pittsburgh Wednesday to announce a new five-year, $1 billion program to help close the global education gap.
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
In an interview, Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is committed to helping Congressional investigators publicly release Russia-linked ads and info on user targeting  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday the company was fully committed …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google, IBM, and others announce Grafeas, an open-source API that gives users a standardized way for auditing and governing their software supply chain  —  Thanks to containers and microservices, the way we are building software is quickly changing.  But as with all change, these new models also introduce new problems.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
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CB Insights:
How Google Plans To Use AI To Reinvent The $3 Trillion US Healthcare Industry  —  In this report we explore Google's many healthcare initiatives and areas of potential future expansion.

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