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August 9, 2019, 3:00 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 …
Ina Fried / Axios:
AMD CEO talks about plans to quickly ramp up production of EPYC server chips, launched this week, and sustaining the advantage created by Intel's stumbles  —  With Intel struggling to get to the next generation of chipmaking technology, AMD has an opportunity to gain some ground on its longtime rival.
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 …
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
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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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
11 current and past YouTube moderators say popular creators like Logan Paul often get special treatment in the form of looser interpretations of guidelines  —  Moderators describe a chaotic workplace where exceptions for lucrative influencers are the norm.  —  SAN FRANCISCO …
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 …
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?
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 …
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.
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

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