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September 23, 2019, 7:15 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: several WeWork directors, including SoftBank members, plan to push for Adam Neumann to step down as CEO  —  SoftBank officials are among those expected to push for Neumann ouster  —  A bloc of WeWork directors is planning to push Adam Neumann to step down as chief executive …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Viral selfie app ImageNet Roulette demos biases in AI by surfacing labels applied by anonymous workers to a database of 14M photos, used to train AI for 9 years  —  ImageNet Roulette, a digital art project and viral selfie app, exposes how biases have crept into the artificial-intelligence technologies changing our lives.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook acquires Servicefriend, a startup that builds customer service AI chatbots for messaging apps; founders now work for Facebook's Calibra, per LinkedIn  —  As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it's putting the pieces in place to help it run.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
A look at Peloton, which may raise $1.2B in this week's IPO and sells $2.3K iPad-equipped stationary bikes and $40/mo. cycling video subscriptions to 510K+ subs  —  13 reasons this bike has a cult  —  It makes lazy people like me work out.  That's the genius of the Peloton bicycle.
James V. Grimaldi / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: anti-Amazon “grass roots” non-profit FFMI, which actively lobbies and influences media op-eds, is funded by Walmart, Oracle, other Amazon competitors  —  Walmart, Oracle and mall owner Simon Property Group are secret funders behind a nonprofit that has been highly critical of the e-commerce giant
William Foxley / CoinDesk:
Korean exchange Upbit says it is delisting six “privacy coins” including Monero, Dash, and Zcash following June's FATF guidance and a similar delisting by OKEx  —  Another cryptocurrency exchange has delisted a slew of privacy coins following recent regulatory requirements …
Tracy Qu / South China Morning Post:
AllinMD Orthopaedics Hospital, a China-based online platform to match patients with orthopaedics hospitals and doctors, raises $100M Series B  —  AllinMD Orthopaedics Hospital connects more than 150,000 registered doctors and 17,000 hospitals with patients The six-year-old internet hospital …

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