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  • Boeing to acquire autonomous flight company Aurora Flight Sciences, terms undisclosed; plans to use the acquired tech in push for robotic flying vehicles for both military and governmental use; Aurora had funding from DARPA and USAF, and raised $15M to date - Link

  • Netflix to raise US pricing; most popular standard plan will increase from $10 to $11; highest tier will increase from $12 to $14; lowest tier will remain at $8; current subscribers will see the price hike on October 19, while new users will see them next Thursday - Link

  • Google is developing a Snapchat Discover-like feature called Stamp, according to sources for The Wall Street Journal; full details unclear, but the service would let publishers create multimedia slides designed to work on smartphones - Link

    Update: Google is paying publishers including Conde Nast, The Washington Post, and Vox Media to create content for Stamp, according to Recode sources; the slides will be posted at the top of Google search results, as well as on publisher’s own websites - Link

  • Cardiovascular health-tracking company Cardiologs raises $6.4M from undisclosed sources; aims to use image recognition to analyze EKGs in order to detect future problems; raised $7.5M to date - Link

  • Apple aqui-hires smart assistant startup Init.ai, according to TechCrunch; terms unknown; the firm provided an AI-powered assistant for customer service applications (since closed); it’s unclear whether the full six-person team have joined Apple - Link