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August 7, 2019, 5:20 PM

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YouTube:
Live stream of Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event in NYC  —  Time to level up.  #SamsungEvent #Unpacked http://www.samsung.com To view the YouTube streams on a desktop or laptop computer you'll need:  • Most recent version of Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge or Safari
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung debuts the Galaxy Note10 with 6.3" screen, wide angle and telephoto rear cameras, Snapdragon 855, coming Aug. 23 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage for $949  —  Available on August 23rd starting at $949  —  Samsung is announcing not one, but two versions of its flagship Galaxy Note 10 smartphone …
TechRadar.com:
Live blog of Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, where a new Note10 is expected alongside other devices  —  We're reporting on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 event in real time from New York, and we expect a few surprises  —  Today, August 7, is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch date …
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Samsung unveils Galaxy Note10+ with a 6.8" display, all-screen design, Snapdragon 855, 12GB of RAM, 256GB or 512GB storage, coming on August 23 for $1,100+  —  For the first time ever, Samsung is launching two new Note phones at once: the 6.3-inch Note 10, which is actually smaller than last year's model …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Source and documents show Microsoft contractors are listening to some Skype calls made using the app's translation service  —  Contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal conversations of Skype users conducted through the app's translation service, according to a cache of internal documents …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony say they will require game publishers to disclose the odds of receiving types of in-game items from loot boxes starting in 2020  —  And a handful of publishers, too  —  The three major video game console manufacturers — Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook is rebuilding Instagram's messaging feature using Messenger tech, with Instagram's team reporting to Messenger; Instagram's look won't change  —  - Social network takes first steps to combine messaging products  — Instagram's direct messaging team now reports to Messenger
Bloomberg:
FedEx says it will not renew its ground-delivery contract with Amazon when it expires at the end of this month, as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor  —  FedEx Corp. is snipping another tie with Amazon.com Inc. as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Webflow, a simple website builder for non-coders, raises $72M Series A led by Accel, after previously raising only $2.9M; sources say valuation is $350M-$400M  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  On his fourth attempt at building the company of his dreams …
Reuters:
Trump stepped up accusations against Google on Tuesday, claiming without evidence that Google worked against him in 2016 and warning he was watching it closely  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his accusations against Google, claiming without offering evidence …

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