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September 22, 2019, 2:20 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
TiVo confirms it is planning to place pre-roll video ads before DVR recordings for all customers, even those with a lifetime subscription plan  —  Rolling out to TiVo's current devices over the next 90 days  —  So much for it being an early, experimental test.
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 …
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
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
AMD says it is delaying release of its Ryzen 9 3950X until November due to high demand and the time needed to ensure sufficient stock availability  —  In a shock email late on Friday, AMD has released a statement to clarify the situation it is in with the manufacturing of its latest Ryzen processors.
Patrick Flanary / Quartz:
How Neil Young's reluctance to embrace streaming doomed his company PonoMusic, even as the company helped the industry to adapt high-resolution music  —  Toward the end of music legend Neil Young's recent memoir, he makes an admission: “I was wrong.”  —  The book, To Feel the Music …
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
Sources: many Airbnb employees are frustrated they can't sell company stock; to compensate, management has offered more perks to keep longtime employees happy  —  Tension has grown among a 6,000-person work force as it waits to sell company shares, people with knowledge of the situation said.
Henry Chu / Variety:
Netflix CEO warns of a “whole new world” when streaming services from Disney and Apple drop in November, reiterates that Netflix isn't in “acquisition business”  —  After dominating the subscription streaming scene for so long, Netflix is girding for a new phase …

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