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September 9, 2019, 12:40 PM

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New York Times:
Apple says it's now handicapping its own apps in App Store search results after analysis finds they have ranked first for at least 700 search terms  —  If you opened the App Store on an iPhone in May 2018 and typed “podcast” in the search box, you would have seen something like this.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
China Labor Watch: at the largest iPhone factory ~50% of workers were temps in August, breaking a 10% limit set by China; Apple, Foxconn admit it was an issue  —  - Companies confirm report on excessive use of temporary workers  — China Labor Watch alleges harsh conditions before iPhone event
Ivan Mehta / The Next Web:
The Vivaldi browser comes to Android with swipe gestures for navigation, advanced tab management, notes, screenshots, no-tracking, dark mode, and more  —  Almost three years after launching its desktop version, cross-platform browser Vivaldi has finally released its mobile version today.
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Current and former employees say Google still conceals issues like sexual harassment; internal document details stories of retaliation for reporting harassment  —  Google employees (from left to right) Sam Moreno, Katie Slavin, and Keny Cueltar listen to speakers during the Boulder Colorado Google Campus …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google Nest Hub Max review: beautiful screen, versatile camera, extensive smart home controls, but sound is not powerful, can't play Netflix, no camera shutter  —  The new Nest Hub Max is a bigger version of the excellent Nest Hub with a few new tricks up its sleeve
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Brad Smith about his new book and how tech sector and governments need to step up and do more to address the challenges that technology is creating  —  Microsoft President Brad Smith has a light-up globe, a neon blue miniature likeness of Earth, spinning on his desk inside the company's Redmond headquarters.

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