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August 10, 2018, 9:47 AM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Doug Field, former SVP of engineering at Tesla, returns to Apple, sources say to work in Bob Mansfield's project Titan group  —  Here's some interesting hiring news I've heard through the little birdie grapevine:1 Doug Field — who left Tesla in May after overseeing Model 3 production …
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Analysis of Infowars Twitter content shows videos that led to YouTube and other bans were still live, while other tweets showed more Twitter rules violations  —  Why Facebook,YouTube and Apple are removing InfoWars content  —  Twitter's vice president for trust and safety, Del Harvey …
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
CNBC:
Sources: Tesla's board to meet with advisers to discuss Musk's take-private proposal; source: Musk previously talked with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund  —  - The Tesla board is taking Elon Musk's offer to take the company private at $420-per-share seriously and may tell Musk to recuse himself …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Hands-on with the Galaxy Note9: a solid refinement over the Note8 with a similar design and the same camera as the Galaxy S9+; microSD slot is a nice addition  —  A refinement of last year's model with incredibly powerful hardware  —  Samsung is coming off of a disappointing launch for its Galaxy S9 …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Samsung and Spotify partner to build Spotify's services into smartphones, Bixby, and other Samsung devices  —  Samsung has announced that it's entering a long-term partnership with Spotify, including support for the just-announced Galaxy Home smart speaker.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook shuts down Friend List feeds, which had let users view posts from groups of specific friends, but keeps Friend Lists  —  Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds sometime today, according to a message posted in the Facebook app.  The feature allowed users to scroll through …
Richard Allan / Facebook:
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's AltspaceVR releases tools that lets users create their own shareable spaces using a drag-and-drop interface  —  AltspaceVR has released tools to let users create their own sharable spaces in virtual reality.  —  It uses a drag-and-drop interface, allowing you to place objects …
Joanna Glasner / Crunchbase News:
Global unicorn funding on track to surpass record levels set in 2017, over $73B has been invested in first 7 months of 2018, or about 75% of 2017's $98B  —  Unicorns are not zoo animals.  If they were, someone might have put up a “No Feeding” sign.  —  Instead, investors keep throwing bigger portions at these mythical creatures.
Max Fisher / New York Times:
After treating Facebook-fueled violence as occurring only in developing countries, the company now finds wealthier places aren't immune from hate speech issues  —  To Americans, Facebook's Alex Jones problem might seem novel, even unprecedented.  —  When does speech become unsafe?  When can it be limited?

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