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2018-08-21T21:30:25ZMicrosoft's anti-hacking efforts make it an internet cop [associated-press]
read this Intentionally or not, Microsoft has emerged as a kind of internet cop, thanks to its efforts to thwart Russian hackers. The company's announcement Tuesday that it disrupted fake internet domains mimicking conservative U.S. political institutions sparked confusion and alarm on Capitol Hill and led Russian officials to accuse the company of participating in an anti-Russian "witch hunt." Microsoft stands virtually alone among tech companies with its aggressive approach, which uses U.S. courts to fight computer fraud and seize hacked websites back from malicious perpetrators. In the process, it takes on a role that might look more like the job of government than a corporation. More

2018-08-16T00:44:36ZAmazon in Running to Acquire Landmark Movie Chain [bloomberg]
read this Amazon.com Inc. is in the running to acquire Landmark Theatres, a move that would vault the e-commerce giant into the brick-and-mortar cinema industry, according to people familiar with the situation. More

2018-08-21T00:00:00ZInternal documents reveal the grueling way Tesla hit its 5,000 Model 3 target [business-insider]
read this Internal documents reveal the grueling way Tesla hit its 5,000 Model 3 target More

2018-08-21T00:00:00ZEverything we think we know about the new Apple Watch models that could launch next month [business-insider]
read this If Apple keeps the same pattern, it's likely to introduce new Apple Watch models soon, possibly as soon as the second week in September. Plus, this year, it's possible that Apple introduces the first new Apple Watch industrial design since it was revealed in 2014. More

2018-08-21T00:00:00ZApple and Google's app store businesses are coming under pressure — and the companies could end up losing billions of dollars [business-insider]
read this BI PRIME: Apple and Google have turned their app stores into big businesses. But their ability to keep milking them for profits is coming under threat. If their app store businesses are upset, it could cost them dearly. More

Trump is powerless as his legal fate spins out of his control [cnn]
read this President Donald Trump may no longer control his fate, a plight that helps explain his increasingly volcanic Twitter eruptions. More

2018-08-21T18:26:07ZForget 10,000 steps: Google is trying out a new goal that won't intimidate you [cnbc]
read this Google's health app, Google Fit, is trying other kinds of goals after noticing that some users were giving up on the app quickly. More

2018-08-21T20:31:31ZSome Amazon sellers are outraged over a new payment policy designed to attract more corporate buyers [cnbc]
read this Amazon’s new payment policy aimed at drawing more corporate customers has some marketplace sellers concerned about a coming cash crunch. More

2018-08-21T04:11:33.661ZNew Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Says [the-new-york-times]
read this Microsoft was surprised not that recent “spear phishing” attempts had occurred, but that they targeted traditional conservative think tanks. Those groups have been critical of Russia. More

2018-08-21T16:50:30.12ZFacing New Russian Hacking, Senators Signal They Are Ready to Act [the-new-york-times]
read this After Microsoft revealed a new Russian attack on American democratic institutions, senators in competing hearings signaled they are ready to punish the Kremlin. More