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August 20, 2018, 11:45 PM

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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
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Twitch says it will start showing ads to new Twitch Prime members from Sept. 14 and existing members Oct. 15; the $9/month Turbo plan will keep ad-free viewing  —  Twitch says its $8.99-per-month Turbo subscription will still offer ad-free viewing  —  Twitch Prime, the streaming video …
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.
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
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Michael Rothenberg files suit against Silicon Valley Bank, alleges it transferred $4.25M to the wrong account, making it appear he had misappropriated funds  —  Mike Rothenberg's story has all the elements of a Silicon Valley drama: A wunderkind shakes up the venture capitalist business …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
IMAX says it has canceled the development of a VR camera it had partnered with Google on; source: Google pulled out late last year as it shifted its focus to AR  —  Google and Imax won't be building a virtual reality (VR) camera together after all: A joint camera project that the two companies embarked …
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Yoko Kubota / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese state media, which recently criticized Apple for illegal apps in the China App Store, says Apple has removed 25,000 apps  —  Apple offers more than 1.8 million apps in China  —  BEIJING—Under fire from Chinese state media, Apple Inc. AAPL 2.00% said it removed illegal gambling apps …
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Giphy refreshes its homepage to feature sets of GIFs around different trending topics, curated by an editorial team, called Stories  —  Giphy, the search engine for GIFs, is rolling out a redesigned homepage today to capitalize on GIFs' reputation for capturing memorable moments from live events.

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