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August 28, 2018, 11:30 AM

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Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Trump accuses Google of rigging its search results to suppress positive news about him and tweets the situation “will be addressed”  —  President Trump's first tweet of the day, sent at 5:24am local time, has accused Google of rigging search results against conservatives.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Toyota to invest $500M in Uber, valuing it at ~$72B, slightly higher than last valuation, and will jointly develop driverless vehicles as part of deal  —  Auto maker and ride-hailing company will jointly work on driverless-vehicle development as part of investment
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google Go search app for emerging markets can now read out website content in any of its 28 supported languages  —  The search giant announced changes to its Tez payment service, and it has also introduced a subtle AI-powered feature for its Google Go search app: website reading.
Sean Keane / CNET:
Google search now highlights veteran-led businesses and matches veterans searching for job listings with roles that suit their skills  —  Google is giving US veterans find jobs that fit the skills they learned in the military, and highlighting veteran-led businesses in searches.
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Sources: Microsoft was working on a VR headset for Xbox but began telling partners earlier this year it was putting it on hold, likely to wait for better tech  —  Two months ago, Microsoft said it didn't have specific plans to create an Xbox VR headset.  What it didn't say is that it had been working …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
AutoX, which has raised $43M since 2016, launches a pilot to deliver groceries by autonomous cars to an area of about 400 homes in north San Jose  —  Autonomous vehicle startup AutoX has launched a grocery delivery and mobile store pilot in a partnership with GrubMarket.com and local high-end grocery store DeMartini Orchard.
AnandTech:
In a strategy shift, GlobalFoundries announces it is ceasing all work on its 7nm fabrication processes  —  GlobalFoundries on Monday announced an important strategy shift.  The contract maker of semiconductors decided to cease development of bleeding edge manufacturing technologies and stop …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Rachel Whetstone, who came to Facebook a year ago to head communications for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, is departing to run PR for Netflix  —  Another top staffer is leaving the social network after a tough year.  —  Rachel Whetstone is leaving the top corporate communications job …

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