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August 2, 2018, 12:35 PM

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Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Cisco is buying Duo Security, a vendor of cloud-based two-factor authentication services, for $2.35B in cash  —  Cisco today announced its intent to buy Ann Arbor, MI-based security firm, Duo Security.  Under the terms of agreement, Cisco is paying $2.35 billion in cash and assumed equity awards for Duo.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple briefly became the first company to hit a $1T market cap, after its shares reached $207 in intraday trading on Thursday  —  Apple has officially become the world's only trillion dollar publicly traded company, in terms of market capitalization, which is simply the company's number …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says apps and in-app purchases for macOS and iOS will be removed from its affiliate program on October 1; music, movies, books, and TV will remain  —  Apple announced in an email to publishers this evening that it is making changes to its iTunes Affiliate Program.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Microsoft Surface Go review: thin and light with a gorgeous display, but its performance is wanting and there's a lack of great Windows tablet apps  —  The Surface Go is Microsoft's smallest and cheapest tablet yet, with specs that would make hardware nerds laugh.
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Icon found in iOS 12 beta shows an unreleased iPad with thin bezels, no Home button, or notch  —  We've been expecting an update to the iPad Pro line for later this year.  Rumors suggest that the new version will have no home button, Face ID and thinner bezels, following the design trend introduced by Apple with iPhone X.
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Sources: Google is developing a news aggregation app for use in China that will comply with the country's strict censorship laws  —  Google is developing a news-aggregation app for use in China that will comply with the country's strict censorship laws, part of a plan to re-enter …
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
New York Times:
Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Stanford as an adjunct professor when he leaves the company on August 17; Facebook does not plan to appoint a successor  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook revealed on Tuesday that it had identified a political influence campaign ahead of the November midterm elections …
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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
A federal jury in California orders Apple to pay $145.1M in damages to Canadian intellectual property company WiLan for infringing on two wireless patents  —  According to a report from Reuters this evening, a federal jury in California has found Apple guilty of infringing on two patents held …
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
As memes become more complex, creators says they usually have to rely on a suite of apps to craft their memes as no single app fully meets their needs  —  Last year, Alex, a 19-year-old in California who runs a network of Instagram pages dedicated to publishing memes, became so frustrated …
Christopher Slowe / Reddit:
Reddit says a few employees had their work accounts hacked via 2FA SMS intercepts, leading to a few systems being compromised and some user data leaking  —  TL;DR: A hacker broke into a few of Reddit's systems and managed to access some user data, including some current email addresses …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:

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