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September 15, 2019, 8:10 AM

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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.
Renee Dudley / ProPublica:
Ransomware hackers are targeting managed service providers, causing chaos for the city governments, medical clinics, and smaller businesses who use them for IT  —  On July 3, employees at Arbor Dental in Longview, Washington, noticed glitches in their computers and couldn't view X-rays.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Winklevoss' crypto exchange Gemini launches Gemini Custody, a custody service targeting financial institutions, with support for 18 cryptocurrencies  —  The Gemini exchange is launching an institutional-grade crypto custody solution, according to an announcement Tuesday.
Cyrus Lee / ZDNet:
China Unicom and China Telecom, the two smaller mobile carriers among China's big three operators, are teaming up to build 5G networks across 15 Chinese cities  —  China Unicom has struck a deal with its rival China Telecom to build their 5G networks together to cut costs.
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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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.
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.”

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Smartsheet:
Smartsheet makes Deloitte Fast 500 List  —  For the fifth year in a row, Smartsheet ranks on the list of the fastest-growing companies in North America.
Zoho:
12 apps to help retailers grow holiday season sales  —  From your store management to inventory shipment and checkout experience, a lot goes into the creation of a prosperous retail business.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
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
Mattermost:
How is Mattermost different from Slack?  —  Learn why Mattermost is the #1 open source Slack alternative.

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