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August 21, 2018, 7:45 AM

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New York Times:
Microsoft says hackers linked to the Russian military intelligence agency formerly known as the GRU targeted conservative US think tanks that challenge Moscow  —  BOSTON — The Russian military intelligence unit that sought to influence the 2016 election appears to have a new target …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to debut a pro-focused upgrade to Mac mini and a low-cost laptop like MacBook Air but with smaller bezels and a retina 13" screen later this year  —  - Retina laptop, pro-focused Mac mini desktop coming this year  — Apple reported fewest Mac sales since 2010 during last quarter
Matthew Leising / Bloomberg:
The Winklevoss' debut Virtual Commodity Association, a self-regulatory working group for crypto assets; members include Gemini, Bitstamp, bitFlyer USA, Bittrex  —  - The Virtual Commodity Association seeks to stamp out cheating  — Members include Gemini, Bitstamp, BitFlyer and Bittrex
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia debuts GeForce RTX 2000 GPU series with RTX 2070, RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti, claims up to 6 times more performance than last gen, begins shipping Sept. 20  —  $1,199 for Nvidia's fastest GeForce card  —  Nvidia is unveiling its new GeForce RTX 2000 series of graphics cards at Gamescom in Germany today.
Diar:
Research: the largest seven DApps by usage at their peaks saw average user drops of 74%, as CryptoKitties experienced 96% drop and Numerai's use fell 97%  —  Decentralized Apps (Dapps) are facing problems in maintaining a userbase.  The largest Dapps being used currently are exchanges.
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TechCrunch:
A look at the 60+ startups that launched at Y Combinator's Summer 2018 Demo Day 1, including B2B software and services, healthcare, and consumer services  —  From “cheese 2.0” to connecting flights for satellites, Y Combinator showed off a wide array of early stage startups fresh from its YC Summer 2018 batch.

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Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.

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