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August 10, 2018, 12:20 PM

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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:
Bloomberg:
Qualcomm has reached a settlement with Taiwan's antitrust regulators that reverses most of a $773M fine levied last year, forgoing the ~$89M it has already paid  —  - Regulators agree to cut $773 million fine by roughly 88%  — Qualcomm pledges to boost investment and build a Taiwan base
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 …
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 …
Joanna Glasner / Crunchbase News:
Global unicorn funding on track to surpass record levels set in 2017 as 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.

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