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August 31, 2020, 3:00 PM

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CNBC:
Sources: TikTok has chosen a buyer for its US, New Zealand, and Australian businesses, expected to be for $20B-$30B, and could announce as soon as Tuesday  —  - TikTok has chosen a bidder for its U.S., New Zealand and Australian businesses and could announce the deal as soon as Tuesday.
Reuters:
Survey of 1,349 US adults finds 40% support Trump's threatened ban on TikTok if a US buyer cannot be found, with responses split along party lines  —  WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Forty percent of Americans back President Donald Trump's threat to ban videosharing app TikTok if it is not sold …
Akhil Arora / NDTV Gadgets 360:
Netflix says it is offering free access to select original content for non-subscribers, on Android and web, with a 30-second skippable ad for Netflix  —  Available on Android and computer browsers globally.  —  Snapchat  —  HIGHLIGHTS  —  Netflix is offering limited free access …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
FAA says it has given Amazon permission to operate its Prime Air delivery drones; Amazon began testing the fleet in 2013, aiming to make deliveries in 30 mins  —  - Amazon on Monday received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researcher finds a macOS adware campaign using malware notarized by Apple; after being notified, Apple shut it down, but then another notarized variant emerged  —  The ubiquitous Shlayer adware has picked up a new trick, slipping past Cupertino's “notarization” defenses for the first time.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple says App Store policy changes, including not delaying bug fix updates over guideline violations and letting developers challenge guidelines, are now live  —  Back in June at WWDC, Apple announced several changes to its handling of App Store review, noting that it would in most cases …
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
Employees at equity management service Carta, most of them women, say they were belittled, excluded from meetings, and punished if they voiced their concerns  —  Current and former workers at Carta, a hot Silicon Valley fintech company, said they were belittled, excluded and punished if they spoke up.
Bloomberg:
Sources: SEC, FINRA are probing Robinhood's handling of March outage; in H1 2020, FTC received over 3x more complaints about Robinhood than rivals like Schwab  —  - Agencies flooded with complaints; SEC examining March outage  —  Robinhood Markets has catapulted ahead of its online brokerage rivals …
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Google launches Kids Space, a mode for Android tablets with kid-friendly features and content as well as parental controls, coming first to Lenovo's new tablets  —  It's coming to Lenovo tablets first  —  Google has announced Kids Space, a new mode for Android tablets that includes kid-friendly features …
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Lenovo announces a new flagship laptop line, the Yoga 9: convertible 14" and 15" Yoga 9i starts at $1,399, while non-convertible Yoga Slim 9i starts at $1,599  —  A slim device with a leather cover  —  Lenovo has announced a new flagship consumer laptop line, the Yoga 9 series.

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