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September 13, 2020, 4:35 PM

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South China Morning Post:
Source: ByteDance notified US authorities and potential bidders for TikTok US operations that it will not sell or transfer TikTok's recommendation algorithm  —  Chinese tech company decides not to sell or transfer code behind the popular video-sharing app, source says Decision comes …
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 …
Alyse Stanley / Gizmodo:
Facebook says it is removing misleading posts about how Oregon wildfires were started after initially saying it was reducing the distribution of such posts  —  As emergency responders in Oregon struggle to contain a record 900,000 acres of wildfires across the state, local police have been fighting …
Julia Herbst / Fast Company:
GitLab, which has an all remote workforce of 1,300+ employees from 67 countries, is advising companies like Twitter on its “radically transparent” working model  —  As 2020's experiment with working from home turns into something more permanent, GitLab—the world's largest all-remote company …
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 …
Wataru Suzuki / Nikkei Asian Review:
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Wired:
Franchised esports leagues have allowed players to become full-time employees but critics say game publishers like Activision have too much power over players  —  Franchised leagues are a modern experiment in what happens when a marketing initiative becomes a billion-dollar industry.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Amazon's Voice Interoperability Initiative, which lets multiple assistants work on a single device, adds 38 new members including Facebook, Dolby, and Xiaomi  —  Last September, Amazon unveiled the Voice Interoperability Initiative, a program aimed at ensuring voice-enabled products …

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