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September 12, 2019, 11:00 AM

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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber says drivers will remain contractors under AB5, as they aren't core to its business which serves as a platform for several types of digital marketplaces  —  The ride-hail company shrugs off a new bill in California, but legal challenges loom  —  Uber won't be reclassifying its drivers …
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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Sources: Palmer Luckey's border surveillance tech startup Anduril Industries has raised a funding round at a $1B+ valuation from Andreessen Horowitz and others  —  KEY POINTS  — Anduril has secured a funding round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz that values the defense company at more than $1 billion.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of Daniel Dines, the CEO of robotic process automation company UiPath, which has 3,000+ employees around the world and generated $155M revenue in 2018  —  The man who at once epitomizes the hottest new growth area in tech and the burgeoning hopes for entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe twirls …
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Hands-on with the HTC Vive Cosmos VR headset, which ships on October 3 for $699 with a trial subscription to Viveport Infinity, HTC's unlimited game service  —  In 2016, HTC revealed the Vive VR headset to the world.  In the years since, HTC has released several versions, like the Vive Pro …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Walmart's Vudu is launching family-friendly features, like Family Play, which lets viewers automatically skip or mute “objectionable” content, and a kids' mode  —  Vudu, Walmart's video-streaming unit, is promising parents new tools to evaluate and control what their kids watch …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Ola says Ola Bike, the two-wheeler service it launched in 2016, is now operational in 150 Indian cities and towns, and it intends to grow it 3x in the next year  —  Ola, the largest ride-hailing service in India, said today its two-wheeler service — Ola Bike — is now operational …
Simon Carraud / Reuters:
Google has agreed to pay a €500M fine in France to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago  —  PARIS (Reuters) - Google agreed to pay a 500 million euro ($548 million) fine in France to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago, the financial prosecutor's office said on Thursday.
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