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Finnish startup Varjo, which develops high resolution VR/XR headsets and VR technologies for enterprise applications, raises $54M Series C (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Finnish startup Varjo, which develops high resolution VR/XR headsets and VR technologies for enterprise applications, raises $54M Series C  —  Varjo, a Finnish startup developing virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (XR) technologies for the enterprise, has raised $54 million in a series C round of funding.

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Tencent Q2 profit beat estimates, surged to $4.7B, up 37% YoY, on revenue of $16.53B, up 29%; online game revenue was $5.5B, up 40% YoY (Arjun Kharpal/CNBC)

Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Tencent Q2 profit beat estimates, surged to $4.7B, up 37% YoY, on revenue of $16.53B, up 29%; online game revenue was $5.5B, up 40% YoY  —  – Tencent reported results for the three months to-June on Wednesday that beat analyst expectations in one of the fastest revenue-growing quarters in two years.

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Microsoft is launching its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone on September 10 for $1,399, with preorders starting today in the US (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is launching its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone on September 10 for $1,399, with preorders starting today in the US  —  Microsoft is launching its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone on September 10th, priced from $1,399.  After months of Microsoft executives teasing …

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Foxconn says it plans to split its supply chain between the Chinese and US markets as trade ties fracture, declares that China's time as world's factory is over (Debby Wu/Bloomberg)

Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Foxconn says it plans to split its supply chain between the Chinese and US markets as trade ties fracture, declares that China’s time as world’s factory is over  —  – Hon Hai planning separate supply lines for the two big markets  — Company’s earnings outperformed expectations but warns on Q3

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Foxconn reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit of $778.54M for Q2, up 34% YoY, on revenue of $38B, says revenue from smartphones dropped ~15% YoY (Yimou Lee/Reuters)

Yimou Lee / Reuters:
Foxconn reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit of $778.54M for Q2, up 34% YoY, on revenue of $38B, says revenue from smartphones dropped ~15% YoY  —  TAIPEI (Reuters) – Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer (2317.TW), reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit …

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Samsung Display reveals new generation of variable refresh rate mobile display panels, making its debut in the Note20 Ultra, helping lower device power usage (Andrei Frumusanu/AnandTech)

Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Samsung Display reveals new generation of variable refresh rate mobile display panels, making its debut in the Note20 Ultra, helping lower device power usage  —  By now we’ve become quite familiar with high refresh-rate displays in the mobile space, as the first pioneering 90Hz devices …

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CuriosityStream, a streaming service for documentaries on science and history, has agreed to go public through a ~$330M merger with Software Acquisition Group (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:
CuriosityStream, a streaming service for documentaries on science and history, has agreed to go public through a ~$330M merger with Software Acquisition Group  —  CuriosityStream, a streaming platform for documentaries on science, history and other topics, has agreed to go public through …

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Trump's executive order to ban TikTok by Sept. 20 is a gross abuse of power and sets an alarming precedent for the executive branch's control over software (Russell Brandom/The Verge)

Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Trump’s executive order to ban TikTok by Sept. 20 is a gross abuse of power and sets an alarming precedent for the executive branch’s control over software  —  An alarming precedent for government control over software  —  For months, President Trump has been teasing some kind of ban on TikTok …

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Former Pinterest COO accuses the company of gender bias in a new lawsuit, alleges she was fired in April after complaining about sexist treatment (Erin Griffith/New York Times)

Erin Griffith / New York Times:
Former Pinterest COO accuses the company of gender bias in a new lawsuit, alleges she was fired in April after complaining about sexist treatment  —  Françoise Brougher, Pinterest’s former chief operating officer, said she was fired after speaking up about mistreatment.

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NJ Supreme Court ruled that compelling a suspect to unlock their cell phone doesn't violate Fifth Amendment, following opposite ruling by Indiana SC in June (Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica)

Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
NJ Supreme Court ruled that compelling a suspect to unlock their cell phone doesn’t violate Fifth Amendment, following opposite ruling by Indiana SC in June  —  Courts are split on whether phone unlocking orders violate the Fifth Amendment.  —  New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled …

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