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September 16, 2018, 4:55 PM

Top News

Wall Street Journal:
Amazon confirms it is investigating claims that its employees in US and China accepted bribes for internal data and other confidential info on Amazon merchants  —  Employees, through intermediaries, are offering internal data to help merchants increase their sales on the website
Horace Dediu / Asymco:
Durable iPhones can result in lower replacement rates but they expand Apple's client base via resales which can then be monetized via accessories and services  —  I think Lisa Jackson's presentation at the September 2018 iPhone launch event was perhaps the most interesting and most profound.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Facebook is hiring a Director of Human Rights Policy to steer investigations into human rights abusers on its platforms  —  Facebook has faced criticism for its slow response to the Myanmar government's use of its social network to fuel atrocities, and it's determined to prevent that from happening again.
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
California law, mandating cannabis-delivery drivers to be classified as employees, shows the real-world effects of changes in gig-economy worker classification  —  Drivers for cannabis companies in California now have to be classified as employees, rather than independent contractors.
CB Insights Research:
Research: healthcare AI startups have raised $4.3B across 576 deals since 2013, topping all other industries in AI deal activity  —  AI needs doctors.  Big pharma is taking an AI-first approach.  Apple is revolutionizing clinical studies.  We look at the top artificial intelligence trends reshaping healthcare.
NASDAQ.com:
SurveyMonkey sets IPO range to $9 to $11/share, plans to raise $135M at the midpoint of the range and additional $40M via private placement at $1.3B valuation  —  SurveyMonkey, which operates a freemium online survey service, announced terms for its IPO on Thursday.

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