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August 9, 2019, 12:35 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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Yun Li / CNBC:
Trump says US will cut ties with Huawei, but that could change if there's a trade deal with China  —  KEY POINTS  — The U.S. will cut ties with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, but that could change if there's a trade deal with China, said Trump.  — The move on Huawei came …
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
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
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.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Broadcom acquires Symantec's enterprise business for $10.7B in cash  —  KEY POINTS  —  U.S. President Donald Trump jokes with Broadcom CEO Hock Tan as he announces that Broadcom would be moving back to the U.S. in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Nov. 2, 2017.
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Google Maps expands its beta AR walking navigation feature, 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 …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Federal appeals court rules Facebook must face a class action suit claiming that its facial recognition practices violated an Illinois biometric privacy law  —  (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc's (FB.O) effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming …
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 …

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