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September 25, 2018, 3:40 PM

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Kevin Systrom / Instagram:
Kevin Systrom's statement on his and Mike Krieger's departure from Instagram says they plan to take time off “to explore our curiosity and creativity again”  —  Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Instagram's co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources say Instagram's co-founders are leaving after growing tensions with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook's leadership over autonomy and product direction  —  Facebook promised Instagram autonomy, but reduced it over time leading to today's bombshell revelation.
David Faber / CNBC:
Qualcomm expands its lawsuit against Apple, claiming Apple stole source code and chip secrets and gave them to Intel to improve the performance of iPhone chips  —  - Qualcomm hopes the court will amend its allegations to an existing lawsuit against Apple for breaching the so called master software agreement …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter announces a new policy around dehumanizing language and says it will now ask everyone for feedback about its policy changes, starting today  —  Twitter says it's going to change the way it creates rules regarding the use of its service to also now include community feedback.
Rob Pegoraro / Yahoo! Finance:
What to expect when Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Charter, Google, and Twitter testify in front of the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday at 10am ET  —  you some popcorn, because another Silicon-Valley-comes-to-Washington drama is on the way.  —  Starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the
Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC:
Google is reversing part of its ban on cryptocurrency-related ads, plans to allow ads from regulated crypto exchanges in the US and Japan, starting in October  —  - Google is reversing part of its sweeping ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising and plans to allow regulated crypto exchanges to buy ads in the United States and Japan.
Wall Street Journal:
Sundar Pichai to meet with GOP lawmakers in private meeting Friday to discuss privacy, Google's work with China, and alleged bias in search results  —  Friday's talks to occur amid concerns on Capitol Hill about privacy, China business and allegations of bias against conservatives
Klint Finley / Wired:
A look at Tidelift, a startup described as “Netflix for open source”, that hopes subscription fees will let coders keep open source projects patched and updated  —  HENRY ZHU MAKES software that's crucial to websites you use every day, even if you've never heard of him or his software.
Washington Post:
Inside the meeting of federal and state law enforcement that signals a willingness to probe tech giants; MS AG: “focus is going to be on antitrust and privacy”  —  A meeting of the country's top federal and state law enforcement officials on Tuesday could presage a series of sweeping …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Interview with Peter Chou, former HTC CEO who worked alongside Google's Andy Rubin on Android's first phone, the G1  —  The T-Mobile G1 is an iconic device.  But with its slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and a thick chin, it isn't an attractive one.  —  When it debuted a decade ago …
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