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September 7, 2020, 8:40 PM

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Dawn Chmielewski / Forbes:
Profile of Reed Hastings as Netflix thrives during the pandemic, adding ~1M subscribers/month in the US and Canada and another 2M/month globally since March  —  The man responsible for keeping the world entertained does so, at least this day, alone in front of a computer screen, in his son's largely unadorned childhood bedroom.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Report: Apple has hired Tim Connolly, a former executive at Hulu and Quibi, to work on Apple TV+, as the company explores bundling content  —  In addition to expanding the amount of content on the service, Apple has shown an interest in bundling Apple TV+ with other properties.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Italy's antitrust authority says it has opened an inquiry into Google, Apple, and Dropbox over cloud computing services, including “unfair clauses in contracts”  —  Italy's competition authority has opened an investigation into cloud storage services operated by Apple …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
TikTok is trying to remove a graphic suicide video from its app and is banning accounts that re-upload the clip, says video was originally streamed on Facebook  —  Clips started circulating on Sunday night  —  TikTok is trying to remove graphic videos circulating the app that show …
Sohee Kim / Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics says it has won a $6.6B order to provide 5G wireless solutions to Verizon in the US  —  - It's one of Samsung's largest so far in 5G networking  — Samsung is pushing hard to compete with Nokia and Ericsson  —  Samsung Electronics Co. won a 7.9 trillion won …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Four employees of SF-based sales document management startup PandaDoc arrested in Belarus on fraud charges after the founders joined protests against Lukashenko  —  Yesterday the four employees (pictured) of US-headquartered enterprise startup PandaDoc were arrested in Minsk by the Belarus police …
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
How iOS app developers draw on behavioral psychology to design user ratings pop-ups that appear at opportune times, like after a high score or on payday  —  Rating an iPhone app takes just a second, maybe two.  “Enjoying Skype?” a prompt will ask, and you click on a 1-5 star rating.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amsterdam-based Mollie, which offers plugins and an API to easily integrate payments into a site or an app, raises $106M Series B led by TCV valuing it at $1B+  —  E-commerce has seen a huge jump in the last eight months, driven by consumers shopping more for goods online while spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jeanne Whalen / Washington Post:
US government is considering putting export restrictions on SMIC, which would block US companies from selling SMIC tech without a license; stock down 20%+  —  Pentagon says the Trump administration is weighing possible trade sanction on SMIC  —  The Trump administration …

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