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September 14, 2020, 9:55 AM

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New York Times:
Microsoft says ByteDance has rejected its offer to take over TikTok's US operations, leaving Oracle as the only other known bidder  —  The move leaves Oracle as the sole known remaining bidder, as the clock ticks down on President Trump's executive order to block the app.
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 …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Nvidia to buy Arm from SoftBank in a $40B deal, saying it will keep Arm's HQ in UK, expand R&D facilities there, and keep Arm's open licensing business model  —  - Acquirer pledges to keep Arm independent to retain customers  — Nvidia to build AI research facility at Arm's U.K. location
Patrick Moorhead / Forbes:
Analysis of Nvidia's purchase of Arm, which will impact nearly every chip market segment, with statements from NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang and Arm CEO Simon Segars  —  I talked today with NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang and Arm CEO Simon Segars on the largest and what I consider the most important semiconductor acquisition- ever.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources detail Apple's Tuesday event: Apple Watch Series 6 with faster CPU and blood oxygen meter, new mid-tier iPad Air, and no new iPhones  —  - Company to debut new Apple Watches and iPad Air on Tuesday  — Smaller HomePod, headphones in the works; iPhones coming later
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Leaked promotional videos show Oculus Quest 2 powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 with an “almost 4K display”, 6GB RAM, up to 256GB storage, and 3D audio  —  A full launch of the headset is rumored for later this week  —  The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset has leaked in full via …
BBC:
Google says its carbon footprint is now zero, after becoming carbon neutral in 2007, and aims to run all data centers and offices on carbon-free energy by 2030  —  Google says it has wiped out its entire carbon footprint by investing in “high-quality carbon offsets”.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
US Customs seized a shipment of OnePlus Buds thinking they were counterfeit Apple AirPods  —  Well this is awkward  —  In a truly bizarre situation that I'm still trying to wrap my head around, US Customs and Border Protection tonight tweeted that its officers had “recently seized 2,000 …

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