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September 4, 2018, 11:35 AM

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Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Samsung's head of mobile says the company will bring new features and tech to its mid-end smartphones first as it changes strategy to attract millennial users  —  - Samsung plans to overhaul its smartphone strategy at the mid-range price point in order to appeal more to millennials, the company's mobile CEO told CNBC.
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed News:
A look at the human cost of Facebook's rise in the Philippines: truth matters less, propaganda is ubiquitous, lives are wrecked, and some have died as a result  —  In August 2016, a handful of crude images began circulating widely throughout Facebook's Filipino community …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Experts say Facebook's public cleanup is pushing toxic content into private Facebook groups, WhatsApp, and Messenger, making it harder to monitor and moderate  —  Much of the empire built by Alex Jones, the Infowars founder and social media shock jock, vanished this summer when Facebook suspended …
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Amazon launches a Hindi website and apps to court India's 500M Hindi speakers  —  BANGALORE, India — Only 10 percent of India's 1.3 billion people know English.  Yet most of the country's e-commerce services have been offered only in English, closing off online shopping to the vast majority of people here.
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Auterion, a Swiss startup that offers a drone operating system built on top of the popular P4X open source software, has landed $10M in seed funding  —  Auterion, a startup that offers a drone operating system built on top of the popular P4X open source software, has landed $10 million in seed funding.
Julie Creswell / New York Times:
How Amazon has set its sights on the $88B online ad market, as companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Geico ramp up ad buys, despite not selling directly on Amazon  —  Verizon doesn't sell its mobile phones or wireless plans over Amazon.  Nor does it offer Fios, its high-speed internet service.

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