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October 15, 2018, 9:35 AM

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Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Sources: Apple acquires music analytics startup Asaii, source says for less than $100M  —  Apple has acquired Asaii, a startup that built a music analytics engine for music labels and artist managers, sources confirm to Axios.  The deal, which appears to be verified by employee LinkedIn profiles …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Hands-on with the new Palm, a tiny phone to keep users from using their big phone, exclusive to Verizon for $349.99, available in November  —  It's tiny, clever, and exclusive to Verizon  —  There's a new phone with the word “Palm” on it that's tiny, intriguing, and has very little …
Harold Goldberg / Vulture:
Inside the making of Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 from a 2,000 page script, with 300K animations and 500K lines of dialogue with 700 voice actors  —  You can't simply stroll into the Manhattan offices of Rockstar Games.  If you make it past the downstairs lobby and up the elevator, a thick metal door blocks your way.
Robert Evans / bellingcat:
A look at how fascist activists discover their ideology on the internet, with 39 of the 75 individuals studied crediting content they found on YouTube  —  The vast majority of domestic terror attacks in the U.S. are carried out by white supremacist organizations.
Erica Klarreich / Quanta Magazine:
Urmila Mahadev, a UC Berkeley grad student, solves the fundamental problem of finding a protocol by which a classical computer can verify a quantum computation  —  Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school solving one of the most basic questions in quantum computation …
Megan Molteni / Wired:
Researchers: 60% of Americans of European descent can be identified via public DNA databases, regardless of whether they've submitted their own DNA data or not  —  IN 2013, A young computational biologist named Yaniv Erlich shocked the research world by showing it was possible to unmask …
Alex Blumberg / New York Magazine:
Interview with former Groupon CEO and founder Andrew Mason on how he built and scaled the company, passed on Yahoo and Google acquisition offers, and got fired  —  Andrew Mason started Groupon ten years ago.  He was a graduate student in his mid-20s, making money on the side by building websites.

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