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September 9, 2018, 12:00 AM

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Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
A look at how Stockholm became Europe's capital of startup exits, with Spotify's $27B IPO and iZettle's $2.2B acquisition  —  The exits earlier this year by two of Sweden's biggest startup names would be enough to swell the pride of any regional ecosystem.  Spotify's $27 billion IPO …
More: Axios
South China Morning Post:
Alibaba says NYT story on Jack Ma's retirement is wrong; Ma will continue as executive chairman for some time, providing a succession strategy on Monday  —  Jack Ma, who co-founded the world's largest e-commerce platform, will unveil a succession strategy next week, part of a management plan 10 years …
Li Yuan / New York Times:
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News:
Apple removes popular anti-adware app Adware Doctor from the Mac App Store; the app surreptitiously stole and sent users' browsing history to a domain in China  —  Apple has removed a top Mac app called Adware Doctor, designed to “prevent malware and malicious files from infecting your Mac …
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Healthcare AI has the same racial and gender biases as the data used to train it, which must be addressed if AI systems are to help make real medical decisions  —  Imagine there was a simple test to see whether you were developing Alzheimer's disease.  You would look at a picture and describe it …
Gregory Barber / Wired:
Researchers think we may be on the verge of breakthroughs in AI's comprehension of language similar to the AI image recognition breakthroughs of 2012  —  IN 2012, ARTIFICIAL intelligence researchers revealed a big improvement in computers' ability to recognize images by feeding …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Profile of Lina Khan, whose antitrust argument, which says Amazon has far too much power, is making waves in Washington by reframing decades of antitrust law  —  With a single scholarly article, Lina Khan, 29, has reframed decades of monopoly law.  —  The dead books are on the top floor of Southern Methodist University's law library.
Washington Post:
Democratic AGs from NY, California, Washington, and elsewhere say they have not been invited to DOJ meeting on tech companies allegedly stifling free speech  —  Democratic attorneys general from key states said they have not yet been invited by the Justice Department to its upcoming review of tech companies …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
House passes a bill that requires White House to create and maintain a database with the names of foreign hackers and cyber-threat groups working against US  —  US hopes that a name-and-shame strategy would deter foreign nation-state hacking groups to attack US infrastructure as often as now.
More: Axios

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