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August 25, 2016, 10:50 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple developing a Snapchat-like video sharing and editing app and multiple social features for iOS  —  Company looks to catch up as video sharing gains popularity  —  Engineers test deeper social ties across iPhone, iPad software  —  Apple Inc., seeking to capitalize on the popularity …
New York Times:
WhatsApp to share phone numbers and analytics data of users with Facebook  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook bought the start-up WhatsApp in 2014, Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder, declared that the deal would not affect the digital privacy of his mobile messaging service's millions of users.
Jim Weber / LinkedIn Pulse:
Sports writer says Twitter permanently banned his account with nearly 100K followers after he tweeted three Olympics GIFs  —  I thought the only people to get permanently banned from Twitter were Leslie Jones' online bully and terrorists.  Apparently those who post a GIF …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Google brings Wi-Fi Assistant, a previously exclusive Project Fi feature that cuts down on data usage, to all Nexus devices in the US, UK, Canada, and more  —  Starting in the coming weeks, Google is adding a new data-saving perk for owners of its Nexus smartphones.
Seth Fiegerman / CNNMoney:
Five years after Tim Cook became Apple CEO, the company has doubled staff, is more socially conscious, but hasn't created a new product category rivaling iPhone  —  Hours after Steve Jobs resigned as the CEO of Apple, his successor Tim Cook sent an email to reassure employees about the company's future.
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Legalist, a startup launched by a Thiel Fellow, will fund lawsuits in exchange for up to 50% cut of settlement based on algorithmic calculation of winning  —  It's a startup idea that looks like it's ripped straight from the headlines.  —  This summer, Forbes revealed that tech luminary Peter Thiel …
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
HP reports Q3 revenue of $11.9B, down 4% YoY, marking third decline in quarterly sales since November split  —  HP Inc. continues to face challenges during its first year as an independent company.  —  The printer and personal computer giant said Wednesday that its latest quarterly revenue dropped 4% year over year to $11.9 billion.
Worldpay:
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Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Sources: YouTube building Backstage feature that allows creators to share photos, polls, links, and more that will appear in subscribers' feeds, slated for fall  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  YouTube, the world's largest video-sharing service, is looking beyond video to keep its homegrown stars …
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Apple execs Cue, Schiller, and Federighi as well as key Siri scientists Alex Acero and Tom Gruber explain Apple's secretive approach to AI and machine learning  —  On July 30, 2014, Siri had a brain transplant.  —  Three years earlier, Apple had been the first major tech company to integrate …

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Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center  —  As a part of our annual infrastructure maintenance, we will be upgrading our US data center infrastructure from September 3rd 2016 to September 10th 2016.
Amazon:
Introducing Amazon One  —  A behind the scenes look at our first ever Amazon branded plane.  Check out our video to learn more about the employees who got Amazon One off the ground.
 

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