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September 15, 2019, 1:35 AM

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Jason Snell / Six Colors:
A look at Ultra Wideband-based U1 chip in iPhone 11 models, which is being used for AirDrop and could have many other potential applications like tracking tags  —  Apple likes talking about the awesome chips it designs for its iPhones, but it hates even hinting at products it hasn't yet announced.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
SEC filing: Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple's board  —  LOS ANGELES — Robert A. Iger, Disney's chief executive and chairman, has resigned from the board of Apple, whose growing Hollywood operation would have made it harder for him to fully engage as one of its directors.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers: execution errors prevented the Crash Override malware, which took down the Ukrainian power grid for an hour in 2016, from causing lasting damage  —  A fresh look at the 2016 blackout in Ukraine suggests that the cyberattack behind it was intended to cause far more damage.
Jake Bright / TechCrunch:
DHL expands its DHL Africa eShop to 13 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company's e-commerce platform to 34 African countries  —  DHL has expanded its DHL Africa eShop business to 13 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company's e-commerce platform to 34 African countries.
FinSMEs:
Sourced Group, which helps enterprises in regulated industries migrate their IT infrastructure to the cloud, raises CAD$20M  —  Sourced Group, a Canadian-owned IT consultancy specializing in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries, closed a CAD $20m financing.
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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Caper, which is developing smart grocery carts that use AI and various sensors to let shoppers quickly scan items and checkout, raises $10M Series A  —  Caper wants to deliver a major update to the self checkout aisle without keeping its dreaded catchphrases, i.e. “Unknown item in the bagging area,” “Please place the item in the bag.”

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
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Google Cloud:
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Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
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