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November 5, 2018, 7:20 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon in late-stage talks with several cities including Crystal City, VA, Dallas, New York for HQ2, may place smaller operations in runner-up cities  —  The tech giant's decision, which may be announced in November, could include multiple locations involving smaller sites
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
An expert says Georgia's voter registration site looks poorly secured, but the secretary of state, a candidate for governor, appears to deflect blame to rivals  —  IN DECEMBER 2016, Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp accused the Department of Homeland Security of attempting to hack his office's systems …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Unlike 10 years ago when Steve Jobs unveiled the first MacBook Air, the newest one faces strong competition from Windows PCs and Apple's own iPads  —  It's not the same as 2008  —  Steve Jobs changed the world of laptops 10 years ago when he introduced the MacBook Air by removing it from a tiny paper office envelope.
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
SoftBank reports Q2 profits of $6.2B, more than half of which came from Vision Fund investments as Masayoshi Son says fund will continue to invest Saudi money  —  SoftBank Group Corp. founder Masayoshi Son is starting to see the benefits of his enormous technology investments …
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Charlie Shrem, who spent a year in prison for helping people buy drugs online, is being sued by the Winklevoss twins for allegedly spending bitcoin he owed them  —  Charlie Shrem went to prison in 2015 after he pleaded guilty to helping people buy drugs online.  Now he's being sued by the Winklevoss twins.
Chris Williams / The Register:
Intel announces Xeon E-2100 CPUs aimed at low-end servers and Cascade Lake AP, a top-end variant of the next gen Xeon Scalable processors, with up to 48 cores  —  The AP does not stand for ‘AMD P**-off’  —  In brief Intel will today talk up two new Xeon processor family members: Cascade Lake Advanced Performance (AP), and the E-2100.
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Source: Apple will launch an iPhone with Intel's 8161 5G modem chip in 2020; Intel will likely be the sole modem supplier for that year's iPhones  —  Apple's 5G iPhone will come to market in 2020, a source with knowledge of Apple's plans says.  —  Apple plans to use Intel's 8161 5G modem chip in its 2020 phones.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Berlin-based omni:us, which extracts structured data from insurance-related documents, says it has closed its Series A, bringing the total raised to ~$22.5M  —  Earlier this year omni:us, an AI-driven service which is able to process digital documents (some of which contain handwriting) …

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Zoho:
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CircleCI:
How to build confidence as an engineer: an interview with Glen Mailer, CircleCI Staff Software Engineer  —  Why fast feedback cycles, iteration, visibility, and a “ship it” attitude are key for career growth.
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