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September 14, 2020, 2:55 AM

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New York Times:
Microsoft says ByteDance has rejected its offer to take over TikTok's US operations; Oracle is the only known remaining 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, says 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.
New York Times:
Profile of Vanessa Pappas, an ex-YouTube exec and TikTok's N. America chief since 2018, who took over as interim global chief amid its geopolitical predicament  —  Vanessa Pappas is keeping a focus on the app's community of creators and users as it deals with pressure from President Trump, Beijing and a possible sale.
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 …
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 …
Wataru Suzuki / Nikkei Asian Review:
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 …

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