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September 19, 2019, 12:15 PM

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Damien Wilde / 9to5Google:
Huawei unveils flagship 6.53-inch Mate 30 Pro with Kirin 990 chipset, 8GB RAM, 4,500mAh battery, fast 27W wireless charging, and no Google-licensed apps  —  The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has now gone official with the troubled handset coming with a serious spec sheet that includes the Kirin 990 chipset …
Official Google India Blog:
Google says Google Pay in India has 67M monthly active users and has processed transactions worth $110B+ in the last 12 months and unveils Pay for Business  —  Rama Devi has taught more than a thousand women how to use the internet in her role as a Saathi—now she's helping farmers become more productive.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
A day before global climate strikes, Jeff Bezos announces the Climate Pledge for businesses to commit to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2040  —  During a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington this morning, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos alongside former United Nations climate leaders unveiled …
Robert Iger / Vanity Fair:
Book excerpt: as he exits Apple's board, Disney's Bob Iger recounts talks with Steve Jobs before Disney bought Pixar, and how their friendship grew  —  As he exits Apple's board, the Disney chief reminisces about his relationship with its mercurial founder—and how their radical visions aligned to save two companies.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
GitHub buys code analysis tool Semmle, which helps identify security vulnerabilities and has Microsoft, Google among clients; Semmle raised $31M in VC funding  —  Microsoft's GitHub today announced that it has acquired Semmle, a code analysis tool that helps developers and security researchers …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: AT&T is considering parting ways with its DirecTV unit, including spinning it off into a separate public company or combining assets with Dish  —  Telecom giant considers fate of DirecTV satellite unit  —  AT&T Inc. is exploring parting with its DirecTV satellite unit …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Hamburg-based Wunder Mobility, a platform for municipalities and companies like BMW to create urban mobility services, extends its Series B by $30M to $60M  —  Wunder Mobility, which develops a platform that lets companies and municipalities create their own urban mobility services …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts Portal TV, a TV accessory for video calling, streaming, AR gaming, and co-viewing Facebook Watch shows, shipping November 5 for $149  —  Facebook wants to take over your television with a clip-on camera for video calling, AR gaming, and content co-watching.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Built Robotics, which makes autonomous construction equipment, raises $33M Series B led by Siemens-backed Next47, bringing its total raised to $48M  —  Built Robotics, a company aiming to make construction equipment autonomous, is announcing a $33M Series B round this morning.
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