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September 17, 2020, 2:45 PM

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CNBC:
Sources: ByteDance plans US IPO for new global TikTok business if Trump approves deal including Walmart and Oracle, which will take less than a 20% global stake  —  - President Donald Trump is expected to make a decision on TikTok's fate in the U.S. in the next 24-36 hours, sources told CNBC's David Faber.
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg:
A look at the alliance of convenience between Facebook and Trump admin as sources say Zuckerberg told employees that Facebook is likely to fare better under GOP  —  In late 2019, during one of Mark Zuckerberg's many trips to Washington to defend Facebook in front of Congress …
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
PS5 will launch on Nov. 12 in North America, Japan, Mexico, AU, and NZ for $500 for Blu-Ray version and $400 for Digital Edition and then elsewhere on Nov. 19  —  Sony provided more details about the upcoming PlayStation 5.  During a video event today, the company explained what you can expect in terms of a PS5 release date and price.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Apple Watch Series 6 hands-on: an iterative update, always-on screen is very bright and is the best feature, but blood oxygen monitor gave a few failed readings  —  Also a very red smartwatch  —  I've had just under 24 hours with the new Apple Watch Series 6, which is just enough time to gather a handful of impressions.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook launches Facebook Business Suite, which lets SMBs manage their pages and profiles across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger from a single interface  —  Facebook on Thursday launched a new app named Facebook Business Suite that lets small businesses manage their pages and profiles across Facebook …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
A critique of The Social Dilemma documentary, which seems to exist only to stoke fear and outrage while promoting a distorted view of how social platforms work  —  The world is more complicated than filmmakers want to believe  —  I. A dilemma  —  On Sunday night, after being encouraged …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases Safari 14 as a standalone update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave, with customizable start page, new tab bar design, and more  —  macOS Big Sur didn't launch alongside iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 today, with the update coming later this fall …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg on the impact of the pandemic on making VR mainstream, AR glasses, and why he doesn't want to “put an Apple Watch on your face”  —  How Facebook's CEO is thinking about the future of augmented reality, virtual reality, and more  —  Social networks contain multitudes.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Washington Post:
Docs: Amazon generated ~$3.9B in revenue and $1.6B in profit for USPS during FY2019; USPS delivered 1.54B packages for Amazon, or 30% of Amazon's 2019 volume  —  Nearly 10,000 pages of emails, memos and other private documents offered new details about the agency's struggles and the pro-Trump figures to whom it turned for advice.
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
DOJ charges five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting 100 companies and institutions in the US and elsewhere; two Malaysian businessmen were arrested  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions …
Matthew Choi / Politico:

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