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August 17, 2019, 11:50 AM

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Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Ikea says it is creating a new business unit, Ikea Home smart, with end-to-end responsibility for its portfolio of smart devices  —  ‘We are just getting started’  —  Ikea is formalizing what has recently become all too obvious: the company is making a major bet on smart home tech as a source of new revenue.
Reuters:
Sources: the US Department of Commerce to extend Huawei's license to buy US goods, which expires on August 19, by another 90 days  —  SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm …
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Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Bakkt says it plans to launch its physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts on Sept. 23, after getting approval from NY state's financial regulator  —  Bakkt has been cleared to launch.  —  The Intercontinental Exchange's young subsidiary announced Friday that it had acquired …
GameSpot:
Interview with Microsoft's Executive VP of Gaming Phil Spencer on how xCloud is years away from becoming mainstream, how it fits into Xbox's repertoire, more  —  Cloudy skies.  —  Xbox head Phil Spencer is a busy man, his mind occupied by the next generation of Xbox consoles and helping to build new development teams.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube changes policy: copyright owners will no longer be able to monetize creator videos with very short or unintentional uses of music via its manual tool  —  YouTube is making a change to its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos, which may result in an increased number …

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