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September 28, 2020, 12:35 PM

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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.”
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Roku launches $130 Streambar, which combines a compact soundbar with a 4K and HDR streaming device, shipping in mid-October  —  A 14-inch soundbar with 4K / HDR streaming  —  A year after Roku announced its Smart Soundbar, the company is back with the Streambar, which combines a compact soundbar with a 4K / HDR streaming device.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Roku launches a redesigned $100 Ultra with Dolby Vision, shipping in Oct., with plans to add AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to some 4K Roku models later in 2020  —  Roku is launching a redesigned version of its top-of-the-line Ultra player and announced plans to introduce a new standalone app for its free Roku Channel later this year.
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Dell announces updated XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 with Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs, Thunderbolt 4, and more, shipping on Sept. 30 starting at $999  —  Dell is upgrading several of its XPS laptops with 11th-generation Intel processors.  The refreshed XPS 13 2-in-1, XPS 13 and XPS 13 Developer Edition …
New York Times:
Social media platforms need to publicly declare a unified strategy to combat election misinformation, including Trump prematurely claiming victory via tweet  —  Social media platforms must not tolerate voter disinformation.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views …
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.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: DuckDuckGo failed to win Google's Q4 auction for placement on Android's default search engine choice screen in big EU countries  —  DuckDuckGo is among search engines that lost most auctions to appear in system Google built to comply with a 2018 EU antitrust decision
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon says its Prime Day annual sale will take place on October 13 and 14 after the original summer date was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic  —  - Amazon Prime Day will take place Oct. 13 and 14 this year, the company announced Monday.  — The company postponed its biggest shopping …
Natalie Obiko Pearson / Bloomberg:
Amazon plans to add 5,300 jobs in Vancouver by 2023, where it currently employs 2,700 people, capitalizing on lower wages and skilled graduates  —  - Downtown building being renovated to house 8,000 jobs by 2023  — Online retail giant also plans to add 500 jobs in Toronto
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