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September 17, 2018, 10:25 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:
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Mobile social network Path, which Google reportedly tried to acquire for $100M and which was once raising money at a $500M valuation, is closing down on Oct. 18  —  It's that time again, folks, time to say goodbye to a social media service from days past.  —  Following the shuttering …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Security researcher finds a new CSS-based attack that crashes and restarts iPhones after malicious HTML is rendered, like when a user visits a malicious link  —  Vulnerability most likely affects any iOS and macOS app that uses the WebKit rendering engine to display web pages.  Apple is investigating.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Amazon adds a new section to its website called Amazon Storefronts, a retail hub exclusive to SMBs from US, featuring 1M+ products from ~20K companies  —  Amazon would really like to convince you that it isn't putting small businesses out of work  —  Amazon is introducing a new section …
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.
Mihir Dalal / Livemint:
Sources: Flipkart has held early-stage talks with Indian video streaming service Hotstar about acquiring a stake in the company  —  Flipkart already has some ties with Hotstar, having launched a new video advertisement platform with Hotstar in July
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