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September 28, 2020, 9:50 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.”
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.
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.
Tim McDonald / BBC:
Singapore is the first country to use facial verification in a national identity scheme, to be part of SingPass for access to government and business services  —  Singapore will be the first country in the world to use facial verification in its national identity scheme.
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 …
Jennifer Smith / Wall Street Journal:
ShipBob, which helps e-commerce businesses streamline fulfillment and manage inventory, raises $68M Series D led by SoftBank's Vision Fund  —  Outsourced fulfillment specialist ShipBob raises $68 million in funding from investors including Softbank's Vision Fund
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