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September 25, 2017, 9:30 AM

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Washington Post:
Sources: on Nov. 19, 9 days after Zuckerberg downplayed fake news' role in election, Obama appealed to him to take threat of political disinformation seriously  —  Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company's social network played …
Bloomberg:
Inside Mark Zuckerberg's political awakening, which led to his current US tour and significant changes in Facebook features, especially Groups  —  Technically speaking, Mark Zuckerberg has been on paternity leave.  In late August his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth to their second child, a girl.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft 365 expands with Education version for schools and F1 for firstline workers, alongside new Windows 10 S devices from HP, Lenovo, and Fujitsu  —  At Ignite, its enterprise technology conference in Orlando today, Microsoft launched two new versions of its Microsoft 365 subscription: Education and F1 (for firstline workers).
Austin Mann:
iPhone 8 Plus camera review: Portrait Lighting, HDR in Portrait Mode, and Slow Sync are major improvements this year  —  khamagani!  —  (many greetings from rajasthan, india)  —  I'm writing to you from a small hotel room in India having just experienced a magical adventure in western India orchestrated by friends at Ker & Downey.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries in Silicon Valley  —  Walmart announced today it will begin testing a new service that will allow customers with August smart home devices, like the August doorbell and security cameras …
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Backlash against the push for gender equality in tech grows among some men who see it as “a witch hunt”  —  After revelations of harassment and bias in Silicon Valley, a backlash is growing against the women in tech movement.  “It's a witch hunt,” they say.
Zoho:
Get payroll done faster: Introducing the Zoho People- greytHR integration.  —  Payroll processing is a challenging task to keep in check.  Hours seem to be never ending, with a deluge of information to weather: taxes, reimbursements, allowances, expenses, absences...and the list keeps expanding.
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Sam Shead / Business Insider:
UK-based food delivery startup Deliveroo raises $385M led by Fidelity and T Rowe Price, now valued at $2B+  —  Deliveroo has raised $385 million (£285 million) from investors in a huge funding round that values it at over $2 billion (£1.48 billion) and makes it one of the most valuable tech companies in the UK.
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
China's coders increasingly use Shadowsocks, an open source proxy tool, to bypass the Great Firewall as government cracks down on VPNs  —  This summer Chinese authorities deepened a crackdown on virtual private networks (VPNs)—tools that help internet users inside the mainland access the open, uncensored web.

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Microsoft:
Celebrating completion of the most advanced subsea cable across the Atlantic  —  Microsoft, Facebook and Telxius create 4,000-mile-long data connection between U.S. and Spain.
eero:
Which state has the fastest internet speed?  —  Here's a list of WiFi speeds across the country.  Where does your state rank?
Zoho:
Get payroll done faster: Introducing the Zoho People- greytHR integration.  —  Payroll processing is a challenging task to keep in check.  Hours seem to be never ending, with a deluge of information to weather …
Vantiv:
Learn how to improve shopper conversion via Pay with Google  —  Join Vantiv and Google to learn about the emerging shifts in online shopping and the need for online merchants to offer an effortless checkout experience.
Worldpay:
Missed our Virtual Reality webinar ft. VentureBeat?  —  We ran it like a podcast and had a really informative discussion around VR payments.  Listen now, on-demand.
 

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