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Title: Walmart says it has completed its $16B acquisition of Flipkart (Anirban Sen/Livemint)
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Title: Donald Trump criticizes social media companies for allegedly "discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices", says "we won't let that happen" (Politico)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180818/p5#a180818p5
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Title: How President Xi Jinping plans to turn China into a "cyber-superpower" that will dominate the web through domestic regulations, innovation, and foreign policy (Adam Segal/Foreign Affairs)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180818/p4#a180818p4
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Title: Psychology researchers claim bots might be responsible for uptick in low-quality data in recent surveys they conducted via Amazon's Mechanical Turk (Emily Dreyfuss/Wired)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180818/p3#a180818p3
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Title: Internet infrastructure companies like web hosts, registrars, and CDNs were right to largely remain neutral in Infowars-like debates, civil rights experts say (Glenn Fleishman/Fortune)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180818/p2#a180818p2
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Title: Twitter's actions to limit third-party apps illustrate the company's indecisiveness, which sources say stems from Jack Dorsey's cautious leadership style (Casey Newton/The Verge)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180818/p1#a180818p1
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Title: Sources: as Google considers return to China, Sundar Pichai talks about potential positive impact, while Sergey Brin, who led 2010 pullout, now sounds neutral (Ellen Huet/Bloomberg)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180817/p20#a180817p20
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Title: Tencent says PUBG Mobile, a scaled-down version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, crossed 100M downloads less than 4 months after its release on iOS and Android (Jeff Grubb/VentureBeat)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180817/p19#a180817p19
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Title: Amazon updates Alexa with skill to show last recorded event from Ring, Arlo, August, and Cloud Cam security cameras in the US and releases skill API (Bruce Brown/Digital Trends)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180817/p18#a180817p18
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Title: After Valve registered Steam.tv domain today, the site is now live as a game streaming website currently only showing its annual Dota 2 international tournament (Sean Hollister/CNET)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180817/p17#a180817p17
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Title: JD.com announces the launch of its blockchain-as-a-service platform alongside its first live blockchain app that tracks invoices for China's Pacific Insurance (Wolfie Zhao/CoinDesk)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180817/p16#a180817p16
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Title: Reports indicate Sergey Brin only recently learned about Dragonfly, Google's censored search project for China, which may be further along than execs claim (Casey Newton/The Interface)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180817/p15#a180817p15
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Title: Federal judge in San Francisco orders a man accused of hacking Electronic Arts to post his $750K bail in Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency (Allison Levitsky/Palo Alto Daily Post)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180817/p14#a180817p14
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Title: Sources: Facebook is contesting DOJ's demand to make end-to-end encrypted Messenger voice conversations available for wiretapping in a case against MS-13 gang (Reuters)
Link: http://www.techmeme.com/180817/p13#a180817p13
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Title: Source: Amazon is working on a DVR that will record live TV, wirelessly connect to Fire TV boxes, and stream the video to smartphones (Bloomberg)
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