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September 12, 2020, 9:00 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SoftBank is nearing a deal to sell Arm to Nvidia for more than $40B; SoftBank paid $32B for the UK chip designer in 2016  —  Union of Arm, Nvidia would create a powerhouse in the chip industry  —  SoftBank Group Corp. is nearing a deal to sell British chip designer Arm Holdings …
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Microsoft says Apple's App Store changes still create a bad experience for gamers, who want a catalog app and not to “be forced to download over 100 apps”  —  Apple is changing its App Store rules to allow game streaming services, which let people play video games over the internet …
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Bloomberg:
Sources: about a dozen states, mostly led by GOP, are considering joining DOJ's upcoming antitrust lawsuit against Google, while readying their own complaints  —  - Democratic states have sought more time for broader probe  — States are scrutinizing Google search, advertising, Android
Sarah Manavis / New Statesman:
Goodreads has held on to its dominant spot online despite being nearly unusable, but its reign is now being challenged by competitors, including The StoryGraph  —  On a typical day, a long-time user of Goodreads, the world's largest community for reviewing and recommending books, will feel like they're losing their mind.
Maria Bustillos / The Nation:
How book publishers are trying to turn the age-old library system into a “reading as a service” operation through their lawsuit against the Internet Archive  —  In a lawsuit against the Internet Archive, the largest corporations in publishing want to change what it means to own a book.
Angus Loten / Wall Street Journal:
Canalys: companies in China spent a record $4.3B on cloud services in H1 2020, up 70% YoY; Alibaba accounted for around 40% of total Q2 cloud spending in China  —  Businesses in China are accelerating their digitization efforts, helping make local cloud providers into giants to rival Amazon and Microsoft
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Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
How Sundar Pichai is leading Google at a time when many of the company's strengths become the focus of intense public criticism and antitrust scrutiny  —  The low-key chief is contending with possible antitrust lawsuits, a revenue drop and pressure to take the company in new directions

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