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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: SAP officially announces acquisition of big data startup Altiscale  —  SAP today issued a statement confirming what some people have known for weeks: its acquisition of Altiscale, a startup that offers cloud-based versions of the Hadoop and Spark open source software for storing, processing …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: ProsperWorks raises $24M Series B led by Next World Capital for its CRM solution built on the Google for Work platform  —  ProsperWorks, a cross-platform customer relationship management (CRM) service that plugs into the Google for Work platform, today announced that it has raised a $24 million Series B funding round.

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Google Translate now converts Chinese into English with neural machine translation  —  Google today is announcing that web and mobile versions of Google Translate are now using a new neural machine translation system for all translations from Chinese into English — and the app conducts those translations about 18 million times a day.

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Spencer Soper / Bloomberg: 2K-person BloomReach survey: 55% of online US shoppers start their product searches on Amazon, up from 44% last year; Google is down from 34% to 28%  —  Web retailer dominates over search engines, big-box stores  —  Website is reference point for online consumers, survey finds

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Source: Facebook is ready to launch Facebook at Work, its enterprise collaboration network, in the next few weeks; companies will be charged per user  —  Facebook is ready to make work as addictive as socializing.  The company plans to launch its enterprise communication and collaboration network Facebook …

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Andy / TorrentFreak: Major music labels, RIAA, others sue stream-ripping site YouTube-MP3 for copyright infringement  —  Two weeks ago, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry published research which claimed that half of 16 to 24-year-olds use stream-ripping tools to copy music from sites like YouTube.

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Several People Are Typing: Slack and Salesforce partner to launch several new integrations for sharing data, Chatter support, connecting channels to a Salesforce record, with more to come  —  Introducing new integrations with Salesforce CRM  —  Slack and Salesforce—both big parts of many people's working lives.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Spotify debuts Daily Mix playlists, which are based on your favorite tunes and play artists familiar to you, unlike Discover Weekly, coming to iOS, Android  —  Are you a Spotify user who has a list of favorite bands and songs, but do not have the motivation to find and organize all of them into useful playlists?

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Ben Popper / The Verge: DJI's Mavic Pro drone is extremely small and portable, packing high-end features, 40MPH speed, and 27 mins of battery for $749, less than the GoPro Karma's $800  —  The unit is extremely small and portable, but still packs all the high end features DJI drones are known for

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Amazon reportedly teaming up with smartlock company August and garage-access startup Garageio to provide in-home package deliveries  —  Amazon's delivery prowess is impressive; just today, it announced free Prime same-day delivery for my home city of Toronto, and the speed and consistency …

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Wink launches Wink Hub 2, a slimmer smart home hub with 8x more RAM, improved processing power and connectivity, simplified setup, better security for $99  —  Wink is launching a second generation of its smart home hub, which it's simply calling the Wink Hub 2.

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Google debuts data-friendly YouTube Go app for Android with offline viewing, Bluetooth sharing, video previews, more and expands public Wi-Fi program in India  —  Google has introduced a new version of YouTube that is dedicated to users in emerging markets.  —  ‘YouTube Go’ is initially available in India and Android only.

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Microsoft is killing Yammer Enterprise in January 2017, will start integrating Office 365 Groups first  —  Microsoft today provided new information about how it will be integrating Office 365 Groups into its Yammer enterprise-focused social network.  The Yammer Enterprise service tier will be going away on January 1, 2017.

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Kate Conger / TechCrunch: Encrypted messaging app Signal adds desktop support for iOS users, had added desktop support for Android users in April  —  Signal, the encrypted chat app powered by Open Whisper Systems, is finally available as a desktop app.  —  The free app, which has earned praise from Edward Snowden …

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Mark Scott / New York Times: Facebook Ordered to Stop Collecting Data on WhatsApp Users in Germany  —  When WhatsApp, the internet messaging app, announced last month that it was starting to share some of its users' online information with Facebook, its parent company, many users expressed anger that their digital privacy could be put at risk.

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BBC: HERE to fit Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz cars with sensors to gather data on traffic conditions and driver actions for real-time digital map service coming 2017  —  Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz cars fitted with on-board sensors are to share information in real time about on-street parking spaces and roadworks via a digital map service.

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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard: Twitter refuses Turkish court order to block the account of noted DC journalist Mahir Zeynalov; despite refusal, Zeynalov predicts his account will be censored  —  A Turkish court ordered Twitter to block the account of a noted journalist last week, accusing him of “instigating terrorism.”

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Heather Somerville / Reuters: Early-stage venture firm Canvas Ventures raises $300M for its second fund to invest in AI, fintech, and healthcare startups  —  Silicon Valley venture capital firm Canvas Ventures has raised a $300 million fund to make new investments into startups working on fintech, healthcare …

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Sonos' PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 speakers that connect over Wi-Fi are now being sold in Apple's online store and will come to Apple's physical stores on October 5  —  Apple insists that the best path forward for audio is going wireless.  And if that's going to be true, the future needs to involve a lot more than just earbuds.

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Kellex / Droid Life: Source: Lenovo lays off more than 700 of 1200 remaining Motorola employees  —  According to two sources close to the matter, Lenovo just laid off hundreds of employees at Motorola, potentially more than 50% of the remaining workforce at the mobile device maker.

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Biz Carson / Business Insider: Sources: Benchmark's Peter Fenton, early Twitter investor, is leading funding round of about $20M in French location sharing app Zenly, after $11M raise in May  —  Location sharing apps have always bordered on the creepy, but investors are starting to bet that an app out of France might be the one to finally make it cool.

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Dan Levine / Reuters: US Department of Labor files administrative lawsuit against Palantir, alleging discrimination against Asian job applicants  —  The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday filed an administrative lawsuit against Palantir Technologies, alleging the data analysis company systematically discriminated against Asian job applicants.

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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google: Sources: Google plans a Huawei tablet with Nexus branding, likely running Andromeda OS  —  We've learned from multiple sources that Google plans to launch its forthcoming Andromeda Android/Chrome OS hybrid OS on two devices: a Huawei Nexus tablet and a “convertible laptop”.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Global freight logistics startup Flexport raies $65M Series B at $300M+ valuation from Founders Fund, Bloomberg Beta, and others  —  Freight forwarding is a multi-trillion industry, but most people don't even know what those words mean.  It's the business of moving boats …

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Bloomberg: Sources: Disney working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter, and Salesforce is working with Bank of America to assess potential bid  —  Salesforce said to be working with Bank of America on bid  —  Twitter presentations to prospective buyers said to start soon

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