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October 19, 2018, 11:50 PM

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BuzzFeed News:
Tim Cook calls for a retraction of Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story: “There is no truth in their story about Apple. They need to do the right thing”  —  “There is no truth in their story about Apple.  They need to do the right thing."  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook …
Financial Times:
Facebook hires Nick Clegg, former UK deputy prime minister, as head of global affairs and communications, to succeed Elliot Schrage  —  Facebook has hired Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister, to head its global affairs and communications team as it faces escalating problems …
The Verge:
Documents show Android manufacturers in EU may have to pay Google $2.50-$40/device as a fee, depending on country and pixel density, following antitrust ruling  —  Confidential documents show strong incentives for keeping bundle intact  —  Android manufacturers will have to pay Google …
Washington Post:
DOJ charges Russian national involved in “Project Lakhta”, an alleged foreign influence operation to interfere in US midterms by pushing misinformation online  —  The Justice Department on Friday charged a Russian woman for her role in a conspiracy to interfere with the 2018 U.S. election …
Melia Russell / San Francisco Chronicle:
SF's Proposition C to fight homelessness may tax SF-based payment processors on gross receipts, hurting companies like Square and Stripe  —  Jack Dorsey, the head of Square and Twitter, unleashed a tweetstorm critical of a San Francisco ballot measure aimed at slashing homelessness …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Qualtrics, a startup offering tools to track customer and employee feedback, files for an IPO, reports 2017 revenues of $290M, up 52% YoY, profits of $2.6M  —  One of Utah and cloud computing's most promising unicorns is looking to graduate out of the herd.
Jan Strupczewski / Reuters:
EU Commission approves Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission approved on Friday the acquisition of software development tool maker GitHub by software giant Microsoft without conditions saying the purchase would not damage competition in the sector.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: online payday lender LendUp is splitting the company to separate the lending and credit card businesses; LendUp has raised more than $300M  —  LendUp, a San Francisco-based fintech company that has raised over $300 million from firms like Google Ventures and Y Combinator …

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