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October 2, 2018, 10:55 AM

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Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 per hour for all 350K+ US workers, including part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees, effective next month  —  - The new minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees — including part-time and temporary employees — the company said.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Duke University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Oklahoma now let students use their iPhone and Apple Watch as their campus ID card  —  From today, Apple is announcing the first partners for its new contactless ID card features introduced in iOS 12 and watchOS 5.
Mark Harris / Ars Technica:
USPTO has rejected all but three of 56 claims in Waymo's 936 patent, which played a key role in Waymo-Uber suit, after a complaint by an unaffiliated engineer  —  Eric Swildens had no dog in the fight other than intellectual curiosity.  —  A lone engineer has succeeded in doing …
Morgan Little / CNET:
Google announces Project Stream as it partners with Ubisoft to test game streaming and seeks users in US to test Assassin's Creed Odyssey via the Chrome browser  —  In a surprise announcement Monday, Google revealed a partnership with Ubisoft to bring the upcoming Assassin's Creed Odyssey to your Chrome Browser.
Twitter:
Twitter outlines its election integrity efforts ahead of midterms, says it removed ~50 accounts pretending to be members of various state Republican parties  —  We are committed to improving the health of the public conversation on Twitter and protecting the integrity of elections is an essential part of that mission.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Opera launches Opera Touch browser for the iPhone optimized for one-handed use, built-in ad blocking, protection from cryptojacking, and more  —  Browser company Opera is back doing what it does best, offering you beautifully-designed alternatives to the stock browsers from the likes of Google and Apple .
Bloomberg:
Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google's advertising chief, is leaving to join Greylock Partners as a VC, and will be replaced by Prabhakar Raghavan, who heads G Suite  —  - Ramaswamy heading to Greylock as a venture capital partner  —  Google is replacing its top advertising executive, Sridhar Ramaswamy …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
What to expect at Microsoft's hardware event at 4pm ET today: Surface Pro 6, updates to the Surface Laptop, Surface Studio, and HoloLens  —  It's fall.  That means every big to mid-sized tech company is holding an event to debut its latest offerings in time for the holidays.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Tanium, which provides a single point of control to manage enterprise security, raises $200M led by Wellington Management, at a $6.5B valuation  —  Security continues to remain top of mind for organizations and consumers, as each day seems to bring another high-profile network breach.
More: Reuters
Washington Post:
US Justice Department moves to sue California in order to quash its new net neutrality law  —  The Trump administration said Sunday it will sue California in an effort to block what some experts have described as the toughest net neutrality law ever enacted in the United States …
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