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September 19, 2018, 1:55 PM

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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.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Filings from Chinese regulator TENAA: iPhone XS and XS Max have 4GB of RAM, iPhone XR has 3GB; iPhone XS Max and XR have larger 3,174 and 2,942 mAH batteries  —  The battery capacities and RAM inside the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR have surfaced in regulatory filings Apple …
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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Threat researcher: hackers stole customer credit cards in a month-long data breach at online retailer Newegg, between August 14 and September 18  —  Newegg is clearing up its website after a month-long data breach.  —  Hackers injected 15 lines of card skimming code on the online retailer's payments page …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
eMarketer study: Amazon's ad business will bring in $4.61B this year, putting Amazon at 3rd place, ahead of Microsoft, in its share of the US digital ad market  —  Amazon's ad business will bring in $4.61 billion this year, according to a new eMarketer study, up a whopping 60% from the projection of $2.89 billion in March.
Sarah Krouse / Wall Street Journal:
Google partners with T-Mobile to send Google Maps-like location data from Android phones in the US to emergency call centers  —  Android phones will soon send Google Maps-like location data to emergency call centers  —  Emergency call operators will soon have an easier time pinpointing the whereabouts of Android phone users.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Code snippets in iOS 12.1 beta suggest new iPad to be announced this fall, possibly an iPad Pro with Face ID and an edge-to-edge notched display  —  Expected this Fall  —  Apple's recently released iOS 12.1 beta contains code that suggests a new iPad is coming this fall.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
GitLab raises $100M Series D led by Iconiq Capital at a valuation of $1.1B  —  Code collaboration and DevOps platform GitLab has raised $100 million in a series D round of funding led by Iconiq Capital, with participation from existing investors GV and Khosla Ventures.
More: TechCrunch
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?
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News:
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
Reuters:
Sources: Tencent Music Entertainment Group has confidentially filed for a $2B US IPO, down from the up to $4B rumored earlier  —  HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China's biggest music-streaming company, is seeking to raise about $2 billion in a U.S. listing …
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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 …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Amazon is testing a new site called Scout that recommends products to customers based on their likes and dislikes in categories like furniture and women's shoes  —  - Amazon says it's testing the new service in categories that are particularly visual, like furniture and home decor.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
In a leaked email, Evernote CEO says the company has cut 54 jobs, or 15% of its staff; the news comes amid a recent report that several senior execs have left  —  It's no secret that Evernote, the productivity app that lets people take notes and organize other files from their working and non-work life …
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Apple finishes paying $15.3B in back taxes to Ireland, prompting EU regulators to drop lawsuit against the country  —  Just over two years after the European Commission ruled that Apple was receiving illegal state aid from Ireland — where it had reportedly paid less than 2 percent …
More: Engadget and Reuters

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