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September 24, 2018, 6:40 PM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Office 2019, the successor to Office 2016, now generally available for Windows and Mac, with a feature list that's a subset of what Office 365 ProPlus users get  —  Microsoft is starting to roll out Office 2019, its on-premises Office suite for Windows and Mac, and will be delivering the Office 2019 servers within the coming weeks.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google announces several changes to its search product, Google Feed is rebranded as “Discover”, the homepage on mobile will now show a news feed, more  —  Google Feed is also getting an update, now it's called Discover  —  Google is announcing changes to its search product today …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple releases macOS 10.14 Mojave with Dark Mode, Desktop Stacks, security enhancements, a redesigned App Store, Home, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Apple News apps  —  As promised during September 12's Gather Round event in Cupertino, Apple today released macOS Mojave — aka macOS 10.14 — to the general public.
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
SiriusXM to acquire Pandora in a $3.5B all-stock deal  —  Satellite radio company SiriusXM is acquiring music streaming service Pandora in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal, the companies announced Monday.  —  Pandora shares rose 14.4 percent in premarket trading from Friday's close of $9.09 a share …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snap begins slow rollout of a new way to search for products on Amazon right from Snapchat, works by simply pointing camera at a physical product or barcode  —  See, snap, sale.  In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy.
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
New book looks at online activity during 2016, makes case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and online trolls were decisive in changing US election outcome  —  A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: iPhone XS Max far outselling iPhone XS, with 256GB most popular, 512GB is subject to shortages; Apple Watch Series 4 demand is “much better than expected”  —  In a research note obtained by MacRumors today, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has provided launch-weekend takeaways for the iPhone XS …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Roku says its streaming boxes, sticks, and TVs will gain Google Assistant support within the next few weeks letting users launch apps, control playback, more  —  And Spotify is coming back to the platform  —  This is one example of interoperability that I didn't expect to see anytime soon …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
As part of a new strategic partnership with Apple, Salesforce will release a Salesforce Mobile SDK for iOS by end of 2018 and redesign its iOS app by early 2019  —  Salesforce and Apple have announced a partnership “that brings together the number one customer relationship management platform and iOS.”
Rani Molla / Recode:
Review of Chase checking accounts shows that earnings for drivers for services like Uber, Lyft, and Postmates dropped from $1,469/month in 2013 to $783 in 2017  —  More people are working for ride-sharing and delivery companies but on average they're making less.

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