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September 14, 2018, 1:10 PM

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Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed News:
Sources: a list of seven employees who quit Google over Dragonfly, including some engineers with up to 11 years tenure, is circulating inside Google  —  A list that names seven employees who say they quit their jobs at Google over a lack of corporate transparency is circulating within the company's ranks.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Mary Meeker and three partners are leaving Kleiner Perkins to form a new firm; sources describe clashes between early and late stage groups at Kleiner Perkins  —  Meeker is leading an exodus in a huge split at one of Silicon Valley's most famous firms.  —  Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins …
Katherine Ellen Foley / Quartz:
The FDA cleared the Apple Watch Series 4's heart monitoring abilities based on Apple-backed studies but mandated Apple label the risks of inaccurate readings  —  When Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 4 yesterday (Sept. 12), the device received a lot of attention for its health-monitoring capabilities.
Brian Barrett / Wired:
How The Weather Channel and The Future Group used the Unreal Engine to create a stunning depiction of Hurricane Florence's storm surge  —  AT A CERTAIN point, you think you have a good grasp of what to expect from weather graphics.  A color-coded map, a five-day forecast with a sassy cloud.
Philip Stafford / Financial Times:
Nasdaq to buy Cinnober, a Sweden-based exchange and real-time clearing technology provider, for ~$190M  —  Nasdaq, the US exchange, has made a $190m bid to buy Cinnober, a Swedish trading technology group, to deepen its push into technology and analytics.  —  In a statement on Friday Nasdaq …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says it acquired Lobe, a San Francisco-based startup that lets users build machine learning models using a visual interface with no coding required  —  Microsoft today announced it has acquired Lobe, creator of a platform for building custom deep learning models using a visual interface …
Eudora Wang / China Money Network:
Tencent-backed Qutoutiao, a China-based content aggregator, prices its downsized IPO at $7 per share, raising $84M and valuing the company at $2.1B  —  Chinese content aggregator Qutoutiao Inc, which is backed by the country's technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, is seeking to raise US$84 million …
New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is better prepared to fight election interference, catalogs the steps the company has taken to prevent a repeat of 2016  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg began the year by promising to make Facebook safer from election interference around the world.
Antonia Woodford / Facebook:

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