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August 15, 2019, 10:50 AM

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Glenn Wilson / The Keyword:
Google Assistant now lets users create reminders that can be assigned to friends or family, including scheduled time-based or location-based reminders  —  Group Product Manager, Google Assistant  —  If you're a fellow parent, you probably spend a lot of time coordinating with your partner through …
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CNBC:
VMware says it is in talks to acquire Pivotal Software for $15 per share in cash, an 80% premium on Pivotal's $8.30 closing price on Wednesday  —  This is breaking news.  Please check back for updates.  —  TRENDING NOW  —  Subscribe to CNBC PRO Licensing & Reprints Join …
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
About 200 Google employees sign a petition, saying they “refuse to be complicit” in potential cloud computing work for the US Customs & Border Protection agency  —  Workers are circulating a petition  —  Google employees are demanding that the company not bid …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Sega's Genesis Mini, launching September 19 for $79.99, is 55% smaller than the original Genesis, comes with two USB controllers, and has 42 built-in games  —  It's been three years since the breakout success of Nintendo's tiny NES Classic, but the miniature console wars are finally heating up.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Incorta, which aims to optimize data warehousing projects for enterprises, raises $30M Series C led by Sorenson Capital, bringing its total raised to $75M  —  Incorta, a startup founded by former Oracle executives who want to change the way we process large amounts data, announced a $30 million Series C today led by Sorenson Capital.
New York Times:
As the 10+ day internet shutdown in Kashmir continues, pharmacists run out of drugs, people can't get cash, and online related businesses close  —  Pharmacists can't restock medicines; workers aren't being paid.  But the government still loves to block the internet for “peace and tranquillity.”
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
OnePlus CEO talks about a second 5G phone coming in Q4, international expansion, and plans to launch a TV set  —  OnePlus, China's upstart smartphone maker, is preparing a global rollout of its new 5G device this year, as it looks to expand in the US and win more customers from Huawei, Apple and Samsung.
Jordan Davis / Facebook:
Facebook simplifies Groups' privacy settings, to public and private; “secret” Groups are now private and hidden, and “closed” Groups are now private and visible  —  As Mark Zuckerberg laid out earlier this year, social networks can serve as the digital equivalent of a town square or a living room.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
UPS takes a minority stake in self-driving truck startup TuSimple for an undisclosed sum, says it's been carrying UPS cargo between Phoenix and Tucson since May  —  The delivery giant has announced a minority stake in autonomous trucking startup TuSimple  —  UPS has had autonomous trucking …
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google says Course Kit, its toolkit for teachers launched last year, will now be called Assignments and be able to detect plagiarism  —  Google is introducing a handful of updates to its Google for Education program today — including a new tool that helps teachers check students' work for possible plagiarism.

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