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September 11, 2018, 10:57 AM

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Reuters:
Japan-based Renesas, the second-biggest supplier of chips used in cars, has agreed to buy US-based wireless chip maker Integrated Device Technology for ~$6.7B  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp (6723.T) said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy U.S. peer Integrated …
HuffPost India:
Report: hackers have disabled security features of India's Aadhaar enrollment software with a patch available for ~$35, making it possible to create fake IDs  —  Skilled hackers disabled security features of Aadhaar enrolment software, circulated hack on Whatsapp
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Today's smart home is better described as a remote-controlled home; more data and better interoperability between IoT devices is needed for a truly “smart” home  —  Today you can have a fully connected home complete with sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, air quality …
More: TechHive
James Vincent / The Verge:
Q&A with the co-creator of Anatomy of an AI system artwork that maps three central processes powering an Amazon Echo: material resources, human labor, and data  —  Welcome to the ‘Anatomy of an AI System’  —  That the modern world is a complex place will not have escaped your notice.
Barney Thompson / Financial Times:
On Tuesday, a top EU court will decide if the EU's “right to be forgotten” regulations should apply worldwide and what type of information should be delisted  —  Europe's top judges are being asked to decide the limits of the “right to be forgotten” — a person's ability to demand …
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Carnegie Mellon's Andrew Moore to join Google Cloud as new head of AI later this year, as current leader Fei Fei Li returns to Stanford  —  After an interesting year for Google Cloud's artificial intelligence group, Andrew Moore, dean of computer science at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University …
Kim Hart / Axios:
Study of US teen internet usage: 81% say they use social media but only 15% say they use Facebook, compared to 68% in 2012, and 89% have their own smartphone  —  Today's teens prefer texting over in-person communication, use social media multiple times a day, and admit that digital distractions interfere …
Michael del Castillo / Forbes:
Lightyear, a for-profit subsidiary of Stellar Development Foundation, acquires Chain, a Visa and Citi-backed startup making blockchain tech for finance industry  —  The for-profit subsidiary of the Stellar Development Foundation has purchased Chain, a venture backed blockchain startup …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tinder debuts globally its curated Top Picks feature, which groups prospective matches into categories like “foodie”, for Tinder Gold subscribers  —  Earlier this summer, Tinder began testing a new feature that surfaces a curated list of your best potential matches, called “Top Picks.”
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Source: Google's location privacy practices are under investigation in Arizona, in probe initiated by the AG a week after a bombshell report about the practice  —  Google's alleged practice of recording location data about Android device owners even when they believe they have opted …
Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss / Reuters:
NY regulator approves its first stablecoins; the digital currencies, strictly pegged to US dollar on a one-to-one basis, come from Paxos and Winklevoss' Gemini  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state's Department of Finiancial Services on Monday approved Gemini Trust Company's …
Anousha Sakoui / Bloomberg:
Apple acquires global rights to two family focused films, the first acquisition by Apple's video division; unclear if they will have theatrical release  —  Apple Inc.'s video division, run by executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, is making inroads into the film industry with the acquisition of two family-focused movies.
More: CNET
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Zendesk is acquiring sales force automation platform Base, which has raised more than $50M, for an undisclosed purchase price  —  Zendesk has mostly confined itself to customer service scenarios, but it seems that's not enough anymore.  If you want to truly know the customer behind the interaction …
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