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August 9, 2018, 10:30 PM

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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:
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 …
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 …
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook officially announces Mentorships, a free service that pairs people in Groups  —  Facebook — under fire for the role it has played in helping spread misinformation through its social media platform — has been turning its attention to more positive applications of its tools …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Samsung announces Galaxy Watch with 42mm and 46mm options, Tizen OS, “several days” of battery life, available from August 24 for $329.99+  —  Samsung is officially saying goodbye to the “Gear” smartwatch brand in favor of a new name — Galaxy Watch.
Richard Allan / Facebook:

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