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August 8, 2019, 12:05 AM

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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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Samsung and Microsoft extend partnership with tighter integration of Outlook, OneDrive, Office, Your Phone in Galaxy Note10, more; Microsoft to sell Note10  —  Samsung is working with Microsoft to integrate Redmond's apps and services on the Galaxy Note 10 and coming Galaxy Book S devices as part of the pair's extended partnership.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Samsung unveils Galaxy Book S, a $999 ultra-thin 13" Windows 10 laptop with LTE, a Snapdragon 8cx chipset, and a claimed 23 hour battery life, coming September  —  New smartphones weren't the only thing Samsung announced today at its Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event in Brooklyn.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
A look at Samsung's updated DeX feature, which offers a desktop-like computing mode for its smartphones and has been expanded to work with Windows and macOS PCs  —  New compatibility with Windows and Mac puts your phone's screen on your laptop's display  —  Among the many new updates …
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Rob Price / Business Insider:
Sources: Instagram has banned “preferred marketing partner” HYP3R, which scraped millions of posts per month, including Stories, and tracked users' locations  —  - A buzzy San Francisco startup has been secretly saving what appears to be millions of Instagram users' stories and tracking their locations.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it may have shared users' data with its ad partners without user consent due to two ad targeting-related bugs that it claims were fixed on August 5  —  Twitter has disclosed more bugs related to how it uses personal data for ad targeting that means it may have shared users data …
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 …
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 …
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix signs multi-year film and TV deal with Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss; sources say the deal is worth $200M  —  David Benioff and Dan Weiss have signed a multiple-year film and TV pact with the streamer, which was bidding for the duo's services alongside Disney and Amazon.
Lyft, Inc.:
Lyft reports Q2 revenue of $867M, up 72% YoY, and an adjusted net loss $197.3M compared to an adjusted loss of $176.5M a year ago  —  Second quarter revenue grew to $867 million, up 72% year-over-year  —  Based on execution and improving market environment, raising outlook for fiscal 2019
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Source: 5.7" Pixel 4 and 6.3" Pixel 4 XL will have 90Hz OLED displays, rear camera with 12MP sensor with phase-detect auto-focus and 16MP telephoto lens, more  —  The physical appearance and some headlining features of the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL have already been confirmed by Google itself …
Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed News:
The El Paso and Dayton shootings once again show how disinformation can spread on hard-to-track private messaging apps, oftentimes by bad actors  —  Just after the El Paso shooting, a video of a young man in glasses driving and rapping to Kendrick Lamar began to spread on Telegram.

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