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September 18, 2018, 6:05 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPhone XS and XS Max review: terrific display, great speakers, and long battery life, but expensive, very good camera but not great, portrait mode a hit or miss  —  Solid updates to a winning formula  —  Last year, Apple did something out of character: it introduced the usual update to the iPhone …
Wall Street Journal:
Google partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to provide Android-powered infotainment systems, with integrated maps, assistant, more, starting in 2021  —  Car makers have been reluctant to cede control to tech rivals; drivers will have better integration of Google's maps, app store and voice-activated assistant
Bloomberg:
Sources: Tesla under criminal investigation by DOJ over public statements made by Tesla and CEO Elon Musk, alongside a previously-reported civil inquiry by SEC  —  Tesla is under investigation by the Justice Department over public statements made by the company and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk …
Dami Lee / The Verge:
Google's Family Link, which allows parents to set screen time limits and more, expands to teens, adds support for Google Assistant, and rolls out worldwide  —  Parents will be able to manage their teens' existing Google accounts with Family Link  —  Family Link, the parental control hub Google introduced …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Twitter update lets users revert to a chronological timeline, says it is working on a way for users to easily switch between algorithmic and chronological feeds  —  In the meantime, the company says its fixing its timeline settings  —  Twitter has made a surprise change to how it shows tweets to its users …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
NY AG report on cryptocurrency trading platforms finds many are vulnerable to market manipulation, refers some to regulator for potential legal violations  —  The New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has released a report on cryptocurrency trading platforms, finding that many are vulnerable …
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News:
ACLU files complaint with EEOC against Facebook and 10 other employers, alleging job ads on site were targeted to exclude “female and other non-male” prospects  —  On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed discrimination charges against Facebook and 10 other employers …
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
YouTube extends its $4.99/mo Channel Memberships, previously available only to channels with 100K+ subscribers, to smaller channels with 50K+ subscribers  —  YouTube is extending its channel membership benefits to include smaller creators.  Engadget reports that creators with more than 50,000 subscribers …
More: Engadget and Tubefilter
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft passes 1 billion trips six years after its founding, amid some concerns about its future growth ahead of a potential IPO  —  But can the ride-hailing company keep up the pace?  —  Earlier this month, Lyft crossed a major milestone when it completed its 1 billionth trip.

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