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August 10, 2018, 3:35 AM

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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:
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Samsung announces Galaxy Note9, shipping August 24, with a 6.4" display, Snapdragon 845, 4,000mAh battery, dual rear cameras, DeX, 128GB/512GB storage for $950+  —  After months of rampant speculation (and plenty of leaks and rumors), it's finally here: the Samsung Galaxy Note9 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Samsung announces Galaxy Home, a Bixby-based smart speaker with built-in subwoofer, six speakers, and eight far-field microphones; pricing and availability TBA  —  Samsung has announced its entry into the smart speaker market with the Galaxy Home.  It's a high-end speaker meant to go head …
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.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Brian Crecente / Variety:
Gaming chat app Discord launches a games store in beta, available to 50,000 randomly selected customers in Canada, and says it has 150M users  —  Discord, the online chat and video service used by 150 million gamers, drops into the video game sales business Thursday with the launch …
Reuters:
L'Oreal's ModiFace partners with Facebook to test AR experiences for shoppers, such as trying on virtual foundation shades or eyebrow shapes and hues  —  PARIS (Reuters) - Maybelline parent L'Oreal (OREP.PA) is pairing up with Facebook to roll out virtual tests for shoppers to see how they might look …
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