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August 2, 2018, 11:40 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple becomes the world's only company with a $1T market cap  —  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 of outstanding shares multiplied by its stock price.
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Now that Facebook and other platforms have become “digital arms dealers”, Zuckerberg takes a crash course in free speech and propaganda, at a cost to the public  —  They have weaponized social media, and we are all paying the price.  —  Let me first state that I actually …
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.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast and Amazon reach a deal to integrate Prime Video into Comcast's Xfinity X1 service; Comcast expects to launch Prime Video on X1 later this year  —  Comcast and Amazon reached a deal to bring Prime Video to the cable company's Xfinity X1 service — the first time Amazon's premium …
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.
Natt Garun / The Verge:
Motorola unveils modular 6-inch Moto Z3 with Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM, dual cameras, and a 5G Moto Mod for upgrading to 5G, available on August 16 for $480  —  We've already got a handful of new Moto phones this year, including some Amazon exclusives, and today Motorola is adding yet another device to the list: the Moto Z3.
Monica Mercuri / Billboard:
Bytedance merges lip sync app Musical.ly, which it bought in November 2017, into its Tik Tok app, which has a new interface for easier video capture and editing  —  Musical.ly's new owner decides to nix the name and migrate the app's 100 million monthly active users to TikTok.
Richard Gao / Android Police:
Acer says its latest business-focused Chromebooks, which both have 13.5-inch displays, will be available in September for $649+  —  New Chromebooks will be available in September in robust configurations starting at $649.99; Ideal for professional environments, the Chromebooks are fast, secure, simple and easy to manage

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Patrick Brown, the chief executive of Impossible Foods, is coming to Disrupt  —  Impossible Foods is having quite the year.  In the past seven months, the company has signed a nationwide deal with Burger King …
Intel:
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