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September 19, 2018, 7:50 AM

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ProPublica:
Investigation: 15 employers, including Uber, have advertised jobs on Facebook exclusively to one sex in the past year, with many ads playing to stereotypes  —  Hundreds of thousands of Americans drive for Uber.  And the company is looking for many more.  It runs ads on Facebook that say, for example: “Driving toward something?
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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Apple Watch Series 4 review: beautiful screen, great battery life, and health-tracking features, but Siri is unreliable, and there is no always-on screen option  —  The screen steals the show  —  The greatest Apple product comeback story of the past few years has, without a doubt, been the Apple Watch.
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Women startup founders own 39 cents for every dollar of equity a male founder owns, says study that used anonymized data from more than 6,000 US-based companies  —  New study shows that female employees at startups own 47 cents for every dollar of equity a male employee owns
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 …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Sony unveils miniature PlayStation Classic console for $99.99, with 20 pre-loaded games, launching on December 3  —  20 ‘genre-defining’ games and two controllers for $99.99  —  Sony is following in Nintendo's footsteps and bringing back its original PlayStation console nearly 25 years …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube announces it will shut down its standalone Gaming app and launches a new YouTube Gaming destination at youtube.com/gaming, first coming to the US  —  YouTube will no longer maintain a separate app targeting gaming and live game streaming, the company announced today.
Malte Ubl / Accelerated Mobile Pages Project:
Google says it is moving the AMP project to an open governance model, forms steering committee with reps from other companies  —  Over the last 2 years AMP has grown from a tiny open source project with just 2 contributors to a much larger one with over 700 folks contributing over 10,000 commits running on many millions of websites.
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Court filing: US government seeks to continue FBI work with Mirai botnet hackers, who pled guilty to creating the malware last Dec., as part of their sentencing  —  THE THREE COLLEGE-AGE defendants behind the the Mirai botnet—an online tool that wreaked destruction across the internet …
More: CNET
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Google Maps is now available on Apple CarPlay with iOS 12, which previously just supported Apple Maps; Waze also plans to support CarPlay in a future update  —  Google Maps for CarPlay in iOS 12 is now available with version 5.0 out now on the App Store.  Apple released iOS 12 just yesterday …
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 …
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin / Inc.com:
Book excerpt: how Reddit co-founders Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian patched their fractured friendship and reclaimed Reddit's helm  —  Reddit's co-founders patched their fractured friendship to save the company that defined them. … Steve Huffman had been seeing a therapist for a few years …
Elaine Teng / ESPN:
Profile of Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, one of the top Fortnite players in the world who shot to fame in March after he played the game with Drake  —  On a sweltering afternoon in Chicago, with the bass from the closest stage at Lollapalooza booming in the background …
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 …

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