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August 28, 2018, 10:20 PM

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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.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Following Trump's tweets about alleged prejudice, Google releases statement saying it doesn't “bias our results toward any political ideology”  —  - Trump says in a tweet that Google's search engine had “rigged” news story search results to show mostly “bad” stories about him and other conservatives.
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Rachel King / Fortune:
Instagram introduces features for public figures: extra user details in profiles and account verification; 2FA apps will be supported in the coming weeks  —  Facebook often finds itself as the target these days when it comes to problems with security and privacy on social media.
Ryan Felton / Jalopnik:
Report: Waymo's autonomous vans struggle to smoothly perform rather mundane driving tasks, often slowing or stopping at odd times, risking fender benders  —  If the autonomous revolution ever arrives, it's almost certain that self-driving cars will drive with an over-abundance of caution …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft to add AI-powered audio and video transcription, file recommendations, and content-sharing tools to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint later in 2018  —  Microsoft is adding automated audio and video transcription, file recommendations and new content-sharing options to its OneDrive …
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel debuts Core U and Y series chips, which were codenamed Whiskey and Amber Lake, saying they improve battery life and connectivity with integrated Wi-Fi  —  Intel is rolling out six new processors in the new Whiskey Lake U-series and Amber Lake Y-series.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Yahoo's Oath has been pitching advertisers on a service that analyzes its 200M+ Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail inboxes; source says practice began 10+ years ago  —  Web giant analyzes more than 200 million inboxes for clues about what products people might buy—a practice much of Silicon Valley has declared off-limits
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google says it's rebranding Tez, its payments app for India, as Google Pay, will expand it to cover micro-loans and add Tez features to Google Pay worldwide  —  Google launched its Tez paymen app in India a year ago, and now the company is giving the service major push into retail as it prepares …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Bose announces a $400 smart speaker and two soundbars, for $550 and $800, all with Alexa voice support, coming in October  —  One of them has a screen for showing you album art  —  Bose has just announced a $300 home smart speaker and two soundbars that will be available in October.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it removed a further 486 accounts for engaging in “coordinated manipulation”, following the removal of 284 last week  —  Following last week's suspension of 284 accounts for “engaging in coordinated manipulation,” Twitter announced today that it's kicked …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google updates its Duo video chat app with support for iPads and Android tablets, two years after launching the service  —  Google's video chat app, Duo, has finally made its way to tablets.  With its latest update, the app is able to work on both iPads and Android tablets.
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