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SiriusXM is buying Pandora in $3.5 billion deal — CNN

SiriusXM is buying Pandora in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal, writes Chris Isidore.  Here is the link: https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/24/media/siriusxm-pandora/index.html

Zaif cryptocurrency exchange loses $60 million in recent hack — ZDNet

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has lost $60 million worth of company and user funds, writes Catalin Cimpanu. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/zaif-cryptocurrency-exchange-loses-60-million-in-july-hack/

NASA names its first female chief flight director — CNET

NASA has appointed Holly Ridings as its next chief flight director, marking the first time a woman has held the role, writes Sean Keane. Here...

Alibaba will no longer bring 1 million jobs to the US, citing tariffs — The Verge

Alibaba’s founder and chairman Jack Ma says the Chinese mega e-commerce company no longer has plans to create 1 million jobs in the US,...

Google’s prototype Chinese search engine links searches to phone numbers — The Guardian

The feature on the secret prototype, Dragonfly, would put Chinese citizens at increased risk of government repression, writes Noah Smith. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/18/google-china-dragonfly-search-engine

Red Hat falls after revenue disappoints — CNBC

Red Hat stock fell as much as 7 percent and then rebounded on Wednesday after the software company reported lower revenue than expected for...

Oracle earnings show another cloud miss, stock falls — MarketWatch

Oracle Corp. shares dropped in the extended session Monday after the enterprise software giant topped Wall Street earnings estimates but fell short on revenue,...

Apple’s big iOS 12 update is now available. Here’s how to upgrade and what you’ll get — Time

Here’s how you can upgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 12, and what you’ll get out of it, explains Patrick Lucas Austin. Here is...

Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa-powered devices, including a microwave, an amplifier, and an in-car gadget — CNBC

Amazon is doubling down on its Alexa-powered devices, with plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the...

Ireland collects disputed Apple taxes in full ahead of appeal — Reuters

Ireland has fully recovered 13.1 billion euros in disputed taxes from Apple, according to a Reuters report by Padraic Halpin. Here is the link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-apple-taxavoidance/ireland-collects-disputed-apple-taxes-in-full-ahead-of-appeal-idUSKCN1LY1Y5

Edward Snowden on protecting activists against surveillance — Wired

"This is not science fiction—it is happening now, with those on the edge of society knowing all too well what it means to live...

Visa and Mastercard will pay $6 billion to end a massive price-fixing lawsuit — Fortune

Visa and Mastercard agreed to pay as much as $6.2 billion to end a long-running price-fixing case brought by merchants over card fees, according...

Google owns 63,605 miles and 8.5% of submarine cables worldwide — Broadband Now

Google makes billions from their cloud platform. Now they’re using those billions to buy up the internet itself — or at least, the submarine...

Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux — ZDNet

Linux's creator is stepping back from his Linux kernel work -- to work instead on his behavior toward other developers, writes Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Here is...

Ikea is now interested in self-driving cars — Fast Company

As cars go autonomous, their interiors can resemble living spaces. Ikea is poised to capitalize on that, writes Katharine Schwab. Here is the link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90237224/ikea-is-now-interested-in-self-driving-cars