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September 17, 2020, 1:25 PM

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CNBC:
Sources: Trump is expected to make a decision in the next 24-36 hours on a TikTok deal; Walmart is expected to partner with Oracle, which will take a 20% 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:
Sources: Oracle's bid for TikTok falls short of addressing Trump administration's national security concerns; a final decision has not yet been reached  —  Oracle Corp.'s bid for TikTok falls short of resolving concerns of Trump administration officials that the Chinese-owned video-sharing app poses …
Bloomberg:
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.
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 …
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.
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:
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 …
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:
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 …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
German media: a patient died after ransomware attack forced a hospital to send them elsewhere; hackers backed down after police told them target was a hospital  —  A person in a life-threatening condition passed away after being forced to go to a more distant hospital due to a ransomware attack.
More: ZDNet
AnandTech:
Review of Intel's 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPUs, aimed at laptops: better performance than Ice Lake across a range of different tasks with the same energy usage  —  The big notebook launch for Intel this year is Tiger Lake, its upcoming 10nm platform designed to pair a new graphics architecture …
Asha Barbaschow / ZDNet:
Alibaba unveils its Cloud 2.0 OS platform, Wuying cloud computer, and Xiaomanlv, its first logistics robot  —  CTO Jeff Zhang said his company wants to make cloud technology accessible to everyone.  —  Alibaba has unveiled a new operating system for the cloud, with CTO Jeff Zhang likening it to upgrading a computer to use Windows.
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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