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September 9, 2018, 12:00 PM

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Swapna Krishna / Engadget:
Many fitness- and health-tracking apps and devices, including Apple Health and Watch, don't take pregnancy, or any other health condition, into account  —  I'm not a super fit person.  I am considered a healthy weight, and I exercise simply because I enjoy eating and drinking whatever I want.
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.
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 …
Matthew De Silva / Quartz:
Ripple's general counsel Brynly Llyr has left the company as it prepares for a class action lawsuit about whether its XRP cryptocurrency is a security or not  —  The general counsel of one of the world's leading cryptocurrency companies has departed her post.
Peter Holley / Washington Post:
Interviews with ER physicians in seven US cities reveal a spike in severe injuries due to electric scooters; Bird, Lime, and Spin say apps contain safety info  —  They have been pouring into emergency rooms around the nation all summer, their bodies bearing a blend of injuries …
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 …
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 …
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New York Times:
How mainstream users searching YouTube for info about Germany's far-right protests get pointed toward extremist and conspiracy videos  —  CHEMNITZ, Germany — The day after far-right demonstrators took over the streets here, Sören Uhle, a city official who oversees municipal marketing and development …
Aaron Tilley / The Information:
Apple has hired Liz Schimel, a former president of Condé Nast China, whose LinkedIn page lists a July start date and her Apple role as “head of news business”  —  Apple is beefing up the management of its Apple News product, with the recent hiring of veteran media executive Liz Schimel.

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