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September 9, 2019, 10:05 AM

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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
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.
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.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
What to expect from Apple on Sep. 10: 3 new iPhones, Apple Watch Series 5, new Apple TV, release info for OSes, pricing and launch date for Apple Arcade, more  —  iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, software updates, and more  —  It's almost iPhone time (or, as other people call it …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
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.
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
New York Times:
AI must account for basic concepts of how the world works, like time, space, and causality, beyond statistical pattern detection, before it can earn our trust  —  Computer systems need to understand time, space and causality.  Right now they don't.  —  Dr. Marcus is cognitive psychologist and robotics entrepreneur.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AppZen, which builds AI-powered tools to automate finance functions, raises $50M Series C led by Coatue Management, sources say at a $500M valuation  —  AI now touches every aspect of how a company operates — from forming the core of the service itself, through to customer interactions …
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