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September 10, 2018, 11:10 PM

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Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
Profile of Mark Zuckerberg, who is at the center of a debate about the moral character of Silicon Valley, as he tries to fix Facebook before it breaks democracy  —  The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Ming-Chi Kuo: USB-C on 2018 iPad Pro, Touch ID on 2018 MacBook, EKG and ceramic backs on all Apple Watch Series 4 models, and more  —  Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research note today, obtained by MacRumors, that outlines several predictions about Apple's upcoming products …
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 …
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 …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform for Android smartwatches with a quad-core A7 processor, 4G LTE, and an ultra-low power coprocessor  —  After a series of false starts and missed forecasts, the smartwatch market has finally started to come into its own.
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Snap's Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan is leaving the company after four years, sources say to start his own investment firm  —  Earlier today, Snap made some waves when it announced that Imran Khan, its chief strategy officer, was stepping down from his role to pursue other opportunities.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Atrium LTS, Twitch co-founder Justin Kan's legal technology services startup, raises $65M from a16z  —  Twitch's Justin Kan returns to pwn law firms  —  Let the computers do the legal busy work so attorneys can focus on complex problem solving for their clients.
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 …
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 and The Verge
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 …
More: Zendesk and ZendeskTweets: @sameerpatel
Lynn La / CNET:
OnePlus says its OnePlus 6T flagship will have a fingerprint reader in the display, likely making it the first phone widely available in the US with the feature  —  The upcoming OnePlus 6T will feature an in-display fingerprint reader, the company confirmed to CNET.
Mallory Locklear / Engadget:
Facebook adds Community Help, its tool for users to provide or request help in the aftermath of natural disasters, to Facebook Lite in 100+ countries  —  Facebook announced today that it's bringing its Community Help tool to Facebook Lite.  The feature, which evolved out of Safety Check …
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
Pinterest now has 250M MAUs, saw user growth of 27% and revenue growth of 50% YoY, but sources say its steady approach has frustrated some investors, employees  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Ben Silbermann does not enjoy being interviewed.  He isn't a fan of speaking at tech industry conferences.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Hoodline, which analyses data to find and then write local news stories in 20 cities, raises $10M Series A to expand nationwide  —  While many lament the death of local news, a small army of tech startups have been developing a new set of tools to figure out how to save it.

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