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October 11, 2019, 3:15 PM

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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Hands-on with leaked Google's Pixelbook Go laptop: 8GB-16GB RAM, 64GB-256GB storage, 13.3-inch Full HD/4K display, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 2MP camera  —  We told you everything there is to know about the Pixelbook Go last month, but now we've got the goods.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Apple launches an internal studio, allowing it to own its content; the first series will be Masters of the Air, a follow-up to HBO's Band of Brothers  —  ‘Masters of the Air,’ which was originally developed for HBO, will be the third story in the WWII saga from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks …
Danny O'Brien / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
China is now projecting its Internet power abroad using state-sponsored DDoS attacks, malware, client-side filtering and surveillance, economic sanctions, more  —  Those outside the People's Republic of China (PRC) are accustomed to thinking of the Internet censorship practices of the Chinese state …
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Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Source: Andy Rubin has left Playground Global, the venture firm he founded, in May; Rubin's departure was accompanied by $9M+ payout  —  Android creator Andy Rubin left Google with a $90 million exit package after investigations into sexual misconduct.  Now he's out at Playground Global …
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Kate Conger / New York Times:
Uber buys grocery delivery startup Cornershop, which operates in Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Canada; Mexico blocked Walmart's acquisition of Cornershop in June  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has acquired a majority stake in the grocery delivery start-up Cornershop for an undisclosed sum …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Twitter releases new Catalyst app for macOS Catalina, now available to download in the Mac App Store  —  The most notable Catalyst app yet  —  Twitter's stop-start history of Mac development entered a new era today with the release of yet another all-new app.
Kareem Anderson / OnMSFT.com:
Mixer co-founder Matt Salsamendi leaves the platform after last week's departure of co-founder James Boehm; VP for Xbox Live and Mixer Mike Ybarra has also left  —  Despite snagging gaming headliner Ninja to the platform, Mixer is arguably in the midst of a representative evolution …
Elizabeth Montalbano / Threatpost:
Researchers identify zero-day vulnerability in iTunes for Windows, now patched, that was exploited by attackers to deliver BitPaymer/iEncrypt ransomware  —  Bad actors are actively targeting a vulnerability in the Windows version of Apple iTunes to deliver BitPaymer/iEncrypt ransomware.
Charles Duhigg / New Yorker:
A deep dive into Amazon's enormous growth over the past decade as it tries to maintain its lean management culture and prepares to fend off regulators  —  Politicians want to rein in the retail giant.  But Jeff Bezos, the master of cutthroat capitalism, is ready to fight back.
Martin Shelton / Freedom of the Press:
G Suite's lack of end-to-end encryption means US agencies could force Google to hand over unreleased reporting, even unpublished info about journalistic sources  —  If you work in a newsroom, there's a good chance you work with colleagues on Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and more.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
A look at Netflix's kids programming and the creators it has hired to develop family friendly offerings, as it prepares for the gradual loss of Disney content  —  LOS ANGELES — Walk the halls of Netflix Animation, spread across three buildings in the heart of Hollywood …

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