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September 7, 2020, 2:15 PM

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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.
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 …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Interview with Reed Hastings, on the future of Hollywood, the US election and social media, his new book about Netflix's aggressive company culture, and more  —  Netflix started with sending DVDs — remember them? — through the mail, but now the streaming pioneer sits atop a Hollywood it has thoroughly upended.
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 …
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 …
FinSMEs:
Seattle-based Cloudentity, which offers cloud application security and identity-aware authorization services, raises $13M Series A led by ForgePoint Capital  —  Cloudentity, a Seattle, WA-based provider of cloud application security and identity-aware authorization solutions, raised $13M in Series A funding.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
London-based ThoughtRiver, which uses AI to speed up legal contract pre-screening, announces $10M Series A led by Octopus Ventures  —  ThoughtRiver, a London-based legaltech startup that's applying AI to speed up contract pre-screening, has announced a $10 million Series A round of funding led by Octopus Ventures.

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