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September 17, 2018, 12:50 AM

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Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne Benioff, to buy Time Magazine for $190M from Meredith Corp., expecting to close within 30 days  —  Benioffs won't have day-to-day operational role at Time Magazine  —  Time magazine will have a new home.
Owen Thomas / San Francisco Chronicle:
Interview with Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, on his philanthropic priorities in SF, and why he invests in schools to help solve the “digital refugee” crisis  —  Salesforce's chief on the future of jobs, education, homelessness and the environment — and everything else we could get him to talk about
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
Linus Torvalds / LKML Archive on lore.kernel.org:
Linux creator and project lead Linus Torvalds apologizes for years of rude behavior, says he is temporarily stepping away from Linux maintenance to get better  —  From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> To: Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org> Subject …
Danah Boyd / Data & Society:
How extremists exploit tech's respect of “free speech” and media's bias to cover “both sides” to amplify fringe messages and get into mainstream conversation  —  This is a crib of a talk that Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd gave at the Online News Association conference …
Leigh Cuen / CoinDesk:
Coinbase says it plans to expand its New York City office, which caters to institutional clients, to 150 employees next year, up from 20 currently  —  The crypto industry unicorn Coinbase has aggressive growth plans for its newly opened New York office, which caters to institutional clients.
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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Facebook seeks to hire 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.
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.

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Smartsheet:
Six soft skills you need to drive digital transformation  —  Technical skills are easy to focus on when building a team.  But a new study found that 57 percent of business leaders say soft skills are even more important.
Mattermost:
Why Mattermost built a Kubernetes Operator  —  Mattermost built an “operator” that installs and manages the open source Slack alternative through simple commands that require only limited Kubernetes knowledge.
Zoho:
5 Ways to Make Visitors Fall in Love with Your Website  —  Do you believe in love at first sight?  Well, it looks like your visitors certainly do!  —  Studies show that it takes only 50 milliseconds for a visitor to create an opinion about your website.
CircleCI:
Maslow's hierarchy of remote worker needs  —  Remote work is an art and a science.  Here are 5 key things all remote workers need for success.
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