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September 13, 2019, 1:20 PM

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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Bipartisan House lawmakers ask Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple for detailed information about internal operations and execs' emails in antitrust probe  —  A congressional antitrust investigation into Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google entered a new phase Friday, after lawmakers called …
Jason Koebler / VICE:
House Judiciary Committee's letter to Apple asks for all internal communications from 14 top execs relating to “restrictions on third-party repairs”  —  Part of the antitrust investigation centers on “Apple's restrictions on third-party repairs.”
April Glaser / Slate:
How incidents like banning an “Always Punch Nazis” comic at Kickstarter led to a unionization push by employees who believe in the altruistic image of the brand  —  Kickstarter never wanted to be a normal tech company.  A crowdfunding platform for artists, gadget-makers …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
WeWork announces sweeping corporate governance changes in amended S-1; sources: WeWork is now seeking a valuation as low as $10B to $12B in its IPO  —  KEY POINTS  — WeWork's valuation may fall below $15 billion, CNBC's David Faber reported Friday.  Its private valuation was as high as $47 billion.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Discord says it's phasing out the digital game store it launched less than a year ago as part of its $9.99 per month Nitro subscription service, by October 15  —  The company says few subscribers actually took advantage of Nitro Games  —  Discord seemingly isn't the place where people want to go for subscription gaming.
Michael del Castillo / Forbes:
Dapper Labs, developer of CryptoKitties, raises $11.2M from a16z, Warner Music Group, and others for its proof-of-stake, high transaction volume blockchain Flow  —  Now that Warner Music Group has mastered streaming, generating $2 billion in revenue from the technology, the music giant behind Cardi B …
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
AT&T's WarnerMedia signs an exclusive five-year deal with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot for TV, film, and streaming projects; sources: deal is worth ~$250M  —  Bad Robot, the production company he runs with his wife and co-CEO, Katie McGrath, will now have all of its divisions …
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Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Facebook imposed a 24-hour ban on a chatbot operated by the official account of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for violating hate speech rules  —  JERUSALEM — Facebook suspended a chatbot operated by the official account of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday …
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