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September 28, 2020, 8:10 AM

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New York Times:
Federal judge grants a preliminary injunction against a Trump administration order that would have banned TikTok from US app stores  —  The government said a ban would address its national security concerns.  But lawyers for its owner said a ban would be “no different from the government locking the doors to a public forum.”
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Uber wins legal fight to regain London license as a judge overturned a ban by the city's transport regulator TfL  —  - Transport for London stripped Uber of its license for a second time last year, citing a “pattern of failures” that had put passengers at risk.
Financial Times:
New York Times:
Amazon, which had struggled to gain a foothold in Italy, benefited from a shift to online shopping during pandemic lockdown as 75% of Italians shopped online  —  The e-commerce giant had struggled to gain a foothold in a society that prefers to shop in person, with cash, but now Italians are hooked on online shopping.
Biz Carson / Protocol:
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Eudora Wang / DealStreetAsia:
Fiture, a Chinese startup that offers smart home fitness equipment, raises $65M Series A led by Tencent  —  FITURE, a Chinese startup that offers smart home fitness equipment, has secured $65 million in a Series A round of financing led by Tencent with participation from its angel round investor Sequoia Capital China.

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