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August 8, 2019, 11:30 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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 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.
Craig Lloyd / iFixit:
iPhones now do not display the Battery Health feature when their batteries are replaced by unauthorized service providers  —  By activating a software lock on newer iPhones, Apple is announcing a drastic new policy: only Apple batteries go in iPhones, and only they can install them.
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.
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.)
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Robinhood gets approval to operate as a broker by UK regulator, as it gears up for a UK launch  —  Robinhood, the Silicon Valley-based stock trading app that was recently valued by investors at $7.6 billion, has received regulatory approval in the U.K., breaking cover on its plans to set up shop in London …
CNBC:
Apple, Eli Lilly, and health data startup Evidation team up on a study on how iPhones, Watches, and Beddit sleep monitors may help detect dementia  —  KEY POINTS  — Apple has teamed up with Eli Lilly on new research to detect evidence of brain decline by using data from popular connected devices.
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

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