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October 10, 2018, 11:10 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it has fixed a data deletion bug and is re-releasing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update that it pulled over the weekend  —  Software maker is making changes to Windows 10 testing  —  Microsoft is re-releasing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update today, following the company pulling …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat launches Snap Originals, 12 daily scripted original shows for its Discover section, with each episode lasting four or five minutes  —  Snapchat needs reasons for teens to come back every day as it struggles to grow amidst competition from Instagram, so it's capitalizing on its Los Angeles roots.
Ana Berman / Cointelegraph:
Diar report: as Bitcoin mining revenues reach ~$5B in 2018, rising costs like electricity are making mining unprofitable for all but the biggest of players  —  Bitcoin (BTC) miner revenues for the first six months of 2018 have already surpassed results in 2017, but the miners themselves see little profit …
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Nvidia launches Rapids, an open source platform for data science and machine learning, to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics, with IBM, HPE, others  —  Nvidia, together with partners like IBM, HPE, Oracle, Databricks and others, is launching a new open-source platform for data science and machine learning today.
Ben Gilbert / Business Insider:
Microsoft has discontinued support for the Apple TV version of Minecraft from September 24 due to lack of players, undermining Apple's push into gaming  —  - “Minecraft” is one of the most popular games in the world, and the second highest-selling game of all time.
April Glaser / Slate:
Users on Discord are still freely exchanging pro-Nazi/white supremacy speech on the platform, more than year after a number of alt-right accounts were purged  —  Discord is a hub for 150 million gamers—as well as some of the worst people on the web.  — Why LADbible Is More Popular on Facebook Than the New York Times
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Sources detail how Amazon shut down a machine learning tool for rating job applications in 2017 because it was biased against female candidates  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
US GAO releases report highlighting Pentagon failures around cybersecurity, including security of weapons, like using weak passwords  —  A government watchdog has said the Department of Defense has not done enough to protect critical weapons systems from cyberattacks.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Twitter says it will remove the ability to create Moments from its iOS and Android apps on October 23, making it a desktop exclusive  —  Twitter has announced today that it is removing the ability to create Twitter Moments from its iOS and Android applications.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Report: Apple “dramatically” reduced the rate of fraud in its Chinese retail stores in recent years using secretly marked parts, changed repair policies, more  —  If you've ever wondered why Apple employees seem at least a little skeptical during requests for repairs …
Alexandra Stevenson / New York Times:
Employees at Facebook's fact-checking partner in the Philippines, online news site Rappler, say they're struggling to “clean up Facebook's mess”  —  MANILA — The fictional news stories pop up on Facebook faster than Paterno Esmaquel II and his co-workers can stamp them out.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google announces $799+ 5.5" Pixel 3 and $899+ 6.3" Pixel 3 XL with slimmed down bezels, wireless charging, dual front cameras, preorder now, available Oct. 18  —  Google just unveiled the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, its latest flagship Android smartphones.  There was little left to “unveil” …
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