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August 9, 2019, 2:00 PM

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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Huawei unveils HarmonyOS, a microkernel-based, distributed OS, which Huawei says is an alternative to Android in case it can no longer use Google's OS  —  Huawei's long-rumored Android alternative, Hongmeng, is finally official.  At today's Huawei Developer Conference …
Hugh Son / CNBC:
Sources: Goldman Sachs is approving Apple Card applications for some users with low credit scores as Apple wants as many of its customers as possible approved  —  KEY POINTS  — Goldman, which is in charge of deciding who gets the Apple Card, is accepting some applications from users …
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
AMD announces second generation EPYC processing chips for data centers with better performance while using less power, adds Google and Twitter as customers  —  Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today announced the launch of its second generation of EPYC processing chips for data centers …
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber considered buying food delivery startup Caviar before DoorDash acquired it for $410M, but decided to pass on the deal  —  KEY POINTS  — Acquiring premium online food delivery service Caviar would not have been a good fit for Uber Eats, says Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
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Uber:
Uber reports Q2 revenue of $3.17B, up 14% YoY, net loss of $5.2B and a loss of ~$1.3B excluding stock based compensation, gross bookings of $15.8B, up 31% YoY  —  SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.
Gethin Chamberlain / The Guardian:
Amazon says it is investigating after leaked documents show Foxconn is requiring school children to illegally work overtime as interns to make Alexa devices  —  Leaked documents show children as young as 16 recruited by Amazon supplier Foxconn work gruelling and illegal hours
Brian Fung / CNN:
Sources: Trump's draft executive order calls for new FCC regulations narrowing CDA Section 230 protections for social media platforms when they suppress content  —  Washington (CNN Business)A draft executive order from the White House could put the Federal Communications Commission in charge …
Bloomberg:
Sources: White House holds off a decision on licenses for US companies to restart sales to Huawei after Beijing said it was halting purchases of US farm goods  —  The White House is holding off on a decision about licenses for U.S. companies to restart business with Huawei Technologies Co …
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Apple expands bug bounty to macOS, watchOS, and Apple TV, increases maximum payout to $1M, and will open the program to all researchers this fall  —  Apple is offering between $100,000 and $1 million for anyone who can hack an iPhone.  (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)  —  GETTY IMAGES
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
With a subscriber miss, ballooning costs, rivals circling, and a dire need for more in-house hits, Netflix is looking like the entertainment giants it disrupted  —  With a subscriber miss, ballooning costs, competitors circling and an existential need to produce more in-house hits …
John Herrman / New York Times:
LinkedIn has largely escaped the toxicity plaguing other social media platforms because it's more like a workplace where people behave with employers in mind  —  As Facebook and Twitter face scrutiny, the site for job seekers remains a controversy-free zone.  Is the office the future of social media?
Roger Parloff / Yahoo Finance:
20+ people, many who worked with Jack Dorsey at Square or Twitter, recall how he avoids decision-making, is a slower thinker, and sometime responds in riddles  —  “Jack is thinking about things at a different pace from the rest of us,” says Greg Kidd, who has known Jack Dorsey, now 42, since Dorsey was 19.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is offering millions of dollars to news outlets to license their content for a news section that the company hopes to launch later this year  —  Company approached ABC News, Dow Jones, Washington Post and Bloomberg as it plans to launch news section

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