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August 8, 2019, 8:20 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.
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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.
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 …
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Google expands its beta AR walking navigation feature, now called Live View, to all Android and iOS devices that support ARCore and ARKit, starting this week  —  Google wants its Maps app to be about more than just getting directions.  The search giant on Thursday announced a handful …
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 says 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 …
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 of $197.3M compared to $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
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
How Piano created a “propensity” paywall that uses machine learning with 76 metrics to predict how likely someone is to subscribe, and adjusts accordingly  —  They went from being the kid nobody wanted to talk with to one of the cool kids on the block.  (Apparently showing the other kids how to make money helps.)

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