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September 19, 2018, 10:35 AM

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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.
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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 …
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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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.
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
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 …
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Iris Deng / South China Morning Post:
Tencent announces a China-focused platform, which includes WeChat's natural language processing capabilities, to help other companies pursue AI initiatives  —  Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings is looking to push its advances in artificial intelligence technology as the operating platform …
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