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August 27, 2018, 8:35 AM

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Facebook:
Facebook removes 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account, and 52 Facebook Pages, including Burmese military officials, in response to Myanmar violence  —  The ethnic violence in Myanmar has been truly horrific.  Earlier this month, we shared an update on the steps we're taking to prevent …
Madhav Chanchani / The Economic Times:
Sources: Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to acquire a 3%-4% stake in Paytm's parent company One97 Communications, valuing Paytm at over $10B  —  Softbank and Alibaba-backed Paytm may get valued at $10 billion after this funding from Berkshire Hathaway
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Didi suspends its Hitch carpooling service in China after a driver allegedly raped and killed a carpooling passenger, the second such incident in 2018  —  Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, the $60 billion-valued company that bought out Uber's China business, has suspended its carpooling service …
CNN:
Multiple fatalities reported in a mass shooting during a Madden NFL gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida; shooter had won previous Madden NFL tournaments  —  (CNN)The sheriff's office in Jacksonville, Florida, said there was a mass shooting at a downtown marketplace on Sunday and urged people to stay far away from the area.
Samson Mow / THE LION'S DEN:
At its core Bitmain is a chip company developing chips optimized for cryptocurrency mining, and it has failed to successfully deploy a next gen chip since 2016  —  This is the third time that this article has been published.  2048 Capital is an offshore cryptocurrency investment fund.

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Google Fi:
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TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Patrick Brown, the chief executive of Impossible Foods, is coming to Disrupt  —  Impossible Foods is having quite the year.  In the past seven months, the company has signed a nationwide deal with Burger King …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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