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1. Australian court fines Sony Europe ~$2.4M for denying customers refunds for faulty PlayStation games and for misrepresenting consumer rights (Australian Competition ...)
2. Interview with Hamid Khan, founder of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, on racism in police surveillance, and his view that algorithms have no place in policing (Jennifer Strong/MIT Technology Review)
3. In post, Zuckerberg vows to review content policies on state force and voter suppression, ensure content moderation diversity, and announces a new voter hub (Kurt Wagner/Bloomberg)
4. LinkedIn CEO apologizes after several anonymous staffers share opinions echoing the skeptics of Black Lives Matter at an internal town hall on racial injustice (Maxwell Tani/The Daily Beast)
5. Reddit pledges to honor Ohanian's request to appoint a black director, says it'll update content moderation policies to "explicitly address hate" within weeks (Hannah Murphy/Financial Times)
6. An internal poll and documents show widespread anxiety inside Facebook as employees questioned whether Facebook is in an "abusive relationship" with Trump (Washington Post)
7. Sources: Asana raised about $200M by issuing convertible debt, with Dustin Moskovitz as main lender, ahead of its planned IPO via a direct listing in H2 2020 (Bloomberg)
8. Instacart changes how it handles tips, including deactivating customers who "consistently and egregiously" engage in tip-baiting, after a Congressional inquiry (Nick Statt/The Verge)
9. Sources: Grubhub has received interest to merge from Europe-based Just Eat Takeaway and Delivery Hero as a deal with Uber faces antitrust concerns (Alex Sherman/CNBC)
10. Media Matters is considering sending a letter urging advertisers to rethink spending on Facebook after Mark Zuckerberg's choice to leave up a Trump post (The Information)
11. Silver Lake to invest $600M more in Reliance Jio Platforms, upping its stake from 1.15% to 2.08%; Jio raised $12.1B+ from Facebook and private equity funds (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)
12. Apple launches the Password Manager Resources project on Github, to make it easier for developers of password manager apps to create strong passwords (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)
13. [Thread] Alexis Ohanian resigns from the Reddit board, urges company to fill his seat with a black candidate, pledges $1M to Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp (@alexisohanian)
14. UK government publishes the contracts National Health Service signed with Microsoft, Google, Faculty, and Palantir to create a COVID-19 datastore (Lindsay Clark/The Register)
15. Facebook makes groups linked to the term "Boogaloo", which refers to potential US civil war, harder to find after arrest of group participants plotting violence (Joseph Menn/Reuters)


12 小时前 Superpedestrian, maker of e-bikes, scooters, and other micromobility tech, launches a scooter sharing service and raises $15M, bringing its total raised to $79M (Sean O'Kane/The Verge)
12 小时前 Google details how it is using a variety of AI techniques to improve the translation quality for languages that don't have a copious amount of written text (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
13 小时前 ByteDance shuts down TopBuzz, its AI-based news aggregator that is an overseas equivalent of its Chinese news app, Jinri Toutiao (Reuters)
13 小时前 Twitter removes a video tribute to George Floyd posted by Trump's campaign, saying it received a complaint from a copyright owner of at least one image (Jonathan Easley/The Hill)
14 小时前 Sensor Tower and Apptopia say Twitter broke US and worldwide single-day download records this week with 600K+ downloads and 40M US DAUs on Thursday (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
14 小时前 France creates a €150M fund to protect home-grown tech startups from takeovers by foreign buyers, may increase it to €500M from early next year (Helene Fouquet/Bloomberg)
16 小时前 Maze ransomware operators successfully attacked Conduent, a NJ-based business services company, for 10 hours, possibly due to Citrix NetScaler vulnerability (Lawrence Abrams/BleepingComputer)
20 小时前 As protests dominate headlines, Trump's campaign spent $1.48M on Google ads last week to promote his birthday; since July 2018, Trump has spent $26.3M on Google (Bloomberg)
24 小时前 Abu Dhabi's state fund Mubadala Investment buys a 1.85% stake in Reliance Jio Platforms for $1.2B (Campbell Kwan/ZDNet)
2 天前 IIHS study of 5K+ crashes: self-driving cars would have prevented only a third, those caused by "sensing and perceiving" errors and driver "incapacitation" (Tom Krisher/Associated Press)
2 天前 In a statement, Instagram says it does not provide users a copyright license to display images on other websites when using its embedding API (Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica)
2 天前 Sources: telemedicine company Amwell, formerly American Well, confidentially files for IPO after it raised $194M in May; will seek September offering (CNBC)
2 天前 Apple will require temperature checks for employees returning to headquarters, offer COVID-19 testing, and limit the number of people in confined spaces (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)
2 天前 Amazon to license Slack for all employees, while Slack will use underlying tech from AWS's Chime video-calling service to improve its video and audio calls (Jordan Novet/CNBC)
2 天前 DocuSign reports Q2 revenue of $297M, up 39% YoY, adds 29K enterprise and commercial customers, up 49% YoY; stock up ~4% after hours (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)
2 天前 Business intelligence service ZoomInfo closes up 62% on its first day of trading, after raising $934.5M in its IPO and valuing the company at about $13.4B (Ari Levy/CNBC)
2 天前 Slack Q1: revenue of $201.7M, up 50% YoY, compared with 49% last quarter, and added 12,000 new paid customers for a total of 122K+; stock down 15%+ after hours (Jordan Novet/CNBC)
2 天前 Sources: VMware is acquiring network security startup Lastline and will let go 40%, or around 50, of its employees; Lastline raised about $52.2M, per Crunchbase (TechCrunch)
2 天前 DuckDuckGo CEO: US federal and state authorities are asking detailed questions about how to limit Google's search business, as part of antitrust investigations (Gerrit De Vynck/Bloomberg)
2 天前 Medium launches Newsletters, to let publications start newsletters on the platform and get replies from readers directly in the publications' inboxes (Brad Artziniega/The Official Medium Blog)
2 天前 Google researchers say hackers backed by China recently targeted the Biden campaign while Iran targeted the Trump campaign, but see "no signs of compromise" (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)
2 天前 Facebook ran an ad for 5 days from a GOP Congressional candidate that urged people to shoot "looting hoards from Atlanta"; ad removed after journalist inquiry (Judd Legum/Popular Information)
2 天前 Sources detail turmoil at Bitmain as co-founder Micree Zhan Ketuan, ousted last year, forcibly returned to its Beijing office, creating a power struggle (Wolfie Zhao/CoinDesk)
2 天前 Facebook says its tool that lets users transfer photos and videos to Google Photos, as part of the Data Transfer Project, is now available globally (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)
2 天前 Google announces several personnel changes, including elevating Prabhakar Raghavan to run Search and Assistant, replacing Ben Gomes, who moves to Education (Greg Sterling/Search Engine Land)
2 天前 Facebook will start blocking state-controlled media outlets from buying ads in the US this summer and is rolling out labels for ads and posts from those outlets (Sara Fischer/Axios)
2 天前 HyperScience, which uses AI to extract data from business forms, raises $60M Series C led by Bessemer Venture Partners, likely valuing the startup at $250M (Alex Konrad/Forbes)
2 天前 Revolut employees say 50+ staff in Poland and Portugal were given the choice of being terminated or receiving severance if they left by "mutual agreement" (Emiliano Mellino/WIRED UK)
2 天前 Report: Apple started a robotics lab in 2012 to reduce human labor needed to assemble products, but abandoned it in 2018 when the robots couldn't match humans (William Gallagher/AppleInsider)
2 天前 France and Germany back plans to create a European cloud computing ecosystem, dubbed Gaia-X, with the initial participation of 22 companies from both countries (Reuters)
2 天前 Police scanner app Citizen has become an instant hit during the protests but its social networking layer could be adding to a climate of fear and divisiveness (Jared Newman/Fast Company)
2 天前 Irish startup Keelvar, which develops supply chain automation software, raises $18M Series A led by Elephant and Mosaic Ventures (Annie Musgrove/
2 天前 Messaging app Signal adds face blurring tool on iOS and Android to help hide protesters' identities (Moxie Marlinspike/Signal Blog)
2 天前 Bryter, which develops a no-code platform for non-tech people to build enterprise automation apps, raises $16M Series A co-led by Accel and Dawn Capital (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
2 天前 Business intelligence service ZoomInfo prices its IPO at $21/share, above its upwardly revised range, which would raise $934.5M and value the company at $8B+ (Joshua Franklin/Reuters)
2 天前 Kitty Hawk shuts down original Flyer program, shifts focus to developing Heaviside, a sleeker electric aircraft that can fly and land anywhere autonomously (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)
2 天前 Sources: Amazon is in early-stage talks to buy a ~5% stake in Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel, worth at least $2B (Reuters)
2 天前 In open letter on racism, Tim Cook speaks out on George Floyd's "senseless killing" and says we must commit to creating a better, more just world for everyone (Tim Cook/Apple)
2 天前 Employees at Star Theory, which was developing Kerbal Space Program 2, say the game studio closed after Take-Two canceled the contract and poached key members (Jason Schreier/Bloomberg)
2 天前 iOS 13.5.5 beta code hints that Apple still plans to introduce a service bundle that includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, and more in a single subscription (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)
3 天前 Cloud data services company NetApp says it's acquiring Israeli cloud storage company, sources say for $450M (CTech)
3 天前 Sources: Unity is preparing for a US IPO, led by Goldman Sachs, that could happen as early as fall 2020; PitchBook estimates Unity's last valuation at ~$6.3B (Bloomberg)
3 天前 a16z announces Talent x Opportunity fund, starting with $2.2M from a16z partners, to invest in underserved founders; all returns will be reinvested in the fund (Natasha Mascarenhas/TechCrunch)
3 天前 A proposed $5B class action suit filed Tuesday accuses Google of covertly collecting user browsing info in Incognito mode via Google Analytics and other tools (Jonathan Stempel/Reuters)
3 天前 Activists say Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM, who all expressed solidarity with protestors, should reassess their work with police forces; none have said they will (Emily Birnbaum/Protocol)
3 天前 Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says its global rides business is down 70% YoY, a slight improvement from its lowest point during the pandemic (Lizette Chapman/Bloomberg)
3 天前 Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg's Tuesday meeting with Facebook employees, including his thoughts on Trump's recent posts, democracy, speech, and racial justice (Shirin Ghaffary/Vox)
3 天前 Over 30 early Facebook employees, including its first comms chief, write an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg opposing his choice to leave Trump's posts unaltered (Mike Isaac/New York Times)
3 天前 Apptopia: since May 25, Americans have downloaded Signal 234K times and Citizen 121K times; Twitter was downloaded more than Facebook and Instagram this week (Rani Molla/Vox)
3 天前 America is awash in cameras, a double-edged sword for protesters, who can record police brutality, and cops, who can use them to track down protesters (Washington Post)
3 天前 Snap says it has stopped promoting Trump's account in Discover, after a tweet from days ago about protesters at the White House meeting "ominous weapons" (Casey Newton/The Verge)
3 天前 Report: cryptocurrency fraud estimated to be $1.36B in 2020, with thieves increasingly obfuscating origins of funds as exchanges enact anti-laundering measures (Robert Stevens/Decrypt)
3 天前 As tech companies cancel events into 2021, Consumer Technology Association says next January's CES will take place "both physically in Las Vegas and digitally" (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)
3 天前 Microsoft starts bringing its Chromium-based version of Edge to all Windows 10 users through an automatic update; the browser previously needed to be downloaded (Liam Tung/ZDNet)
3 天前 Supercuts of violent police behavior during widespread protests have been going viral on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, with one racking up over 45M views (Taylor Lorenz/New York Times)
3 天前 Mobile banking startup Varo Money raises $241M Series D led by Gallatin Point Capital and The Rise Fund, bringing its total raised to $419.4M (Duncan Riley/SiliconANGLE)
3 天前 Lili, which is building banking products for freelance workers, raises $10M seed funding led by Group 11 (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)
3 天前 Sources: the investor group that got US approval to buy Grindr has financial and personal links to the dating app's current owner Beijing Kunlun Tech (Echo Wang/Reuters)
3 天前 SoftBank launches Opportunity Growth Fund to invest in companies led by founders and entrepreneurs of color, initially starting with $100M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
3 天前 Protests renew scrutiny of tech companies' ties to law enforcement, as company officials issue statements in support of protesters (Sidney Fussell/Wired)
3 天前 London-based Verne Global, which provides data center tech for high performance computing, raises $27M to expand its Icelandic data center campus (Annie Musgrove/
3 天前 Interview with ex-Uber CTO Thuan Pham, who left last month, on his seven years atop the company, its rapid expansion, future plans, and more (Lizette Chapman/Bloomberg)
3 天前 Study that analyzed real-world web traffic shows that only around a third of users changed their passwords following a data breach announcement (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)
3 天前 Zoom CEO says the app's upcoming end-to-end encryption feature will be available only to paid users in order to comply with law enforcement in case of misuse (Ivan Mehta/The Next Web)
3 天前 A look at Mayhem, a bot made by a startup called ForAllSecure for finding software bugs, which is now being used by the US military and Cloudflare (Tom Simonite/Wired)
3 天前 DOJ memo grants the DEA temporary authority to "conduct covert surveillance" on protestors nationwide for 14 days and share the intel with local law enforcement (BuzzFeed News)
3 天前 Brave says it had 15.4M MAUs, up 125% YoY, and 5.3M DAUs in May, and the number of campaigns using Brave Ads grew from 400 to 1,530 since October 2019 (Brave Browser)
3 天前 Ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek says Facebook and PayPal were participating in its ongoing Series F; Gojek was valued at $10B after raising $1.2B in March (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)
3 天前 Instacart expands sick pay for workers with COVID-19 or who live with someone who tested positive, offers free telemedicine for symptomatic workers in DC pilot (Russell Brandom/The Verge)
3 天前 Google removes Remove China Apps, which promised to help users rid their smartphones of Chinese apps, from the Play Store; the app had 4.7M downloads in India (Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan/Financial ...)
4 天前 A look at indie game publishing in the 1990s at Apogee, GodGames, id, and Epic, which used a shareware-style model that became a foundation of modern publishing (Jessica Conditt/Engadget)
4 天前 The BBC releases first beta of Beeb, its English language voice assistant, to UK Windows Insider members, with an ability to understand a range of UK accents (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)
4 天前 Early build of iOS 14 points to the addition of an offline, built-in translator in Safari and possible full support of Apple Pencil input on websites (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)
4 天前 Twitter appoints board member Patrick Pichette as chairman of Twitter, replacing Omid Kordestani; Pichette previously served as Google CFO from 2008 to 2015 (Salvador Rodriguez/CNBC)
4 天前 Trump's executive order on social media is facing its first legal challenge, from the Center for Democracy and Technology, filed in DC's US District Court (Kate Conger/New York Times)
4 天前 Zoom Q1: revenue of $328.2M, up 169% YoY, 265K customers with 10+ employees, up 354% YoY, projected Q2 revenue nearly double expectations, down 3% after hours (Jordan Novet/CNBC)
4 天前 In an ongoing censorship case filed against YouTube by LGBTQ creators, Trump's DOJ asked a judge not to declare Section 230 unconstitutional (Malathi Nayak/Bloomberg)
4 天前 The Trump administration says it will open an investigation into taxes on digital commerce that have been adopted or proposed in nine countries and the EU (New York Times)
4 天前 Rivals say Microsoft used sharp-elbowed tactics to push Teams during the pandemic, deploying 50 staffers to work with NYC's school district to replace Zoom (Aaron Tilley/Wall Street Journal)
4 天前 On a call with Facebook employees Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg stood firmly behind his decision to leave up President Trump's inflammatory posts (New York Times)
4 天前 Blockchain journalism startup Civil is shutting down following its failure to find substitute financing after losing its major source of funding, ConsenSys (Rick Edmonds/Poynter)
4 天前 Analysis of NIST-submitted vendors shows at least 45 companies now advertise real-time facial recognition services, from RealNetworks to Toshiba (Dave Gershgorn/OneZero )
4 天前 After discussing the lack of action on Trump's posts with Mark Zuckerberg, civil rights leaders say they are "stunned by Mark's incomprehensible explanations" (Ina Fried/Axios)
4 天前 As Blackout Tuesday posts fill Instagram feeds, many say they are drowning out vital information shared under the BLM and BlackLivesMatter hashtags (James Vincent/The Verge)
4 天前 India announces ~$6.6B in incentives to woo smartphone makers, in a bid to make the country a global hub for mobile phone production (Bloomberg)
4 天前 Hong Kong-listed Chinese chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International aims to raise ~$2.8B via a Shanghai listing (Reuters)
4 天前 AT&T says HBO Max will be excused from AT&T's mobile data caps via its "sponsored data" program, while competing services like Netflix and Disney+ will not (Nilay Patel/The Verge)
4 天前 Facebook finally adds an easier way to delete or archive old posts in bulk (Taylor Hatmaker/TechCrunch)
4 天前 Locus Robotics, which makes autonomous warehouse robots, raises $40M Series D led by Zebra Technologies, bringing its total raised to $105M+ (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
4 天前 Appway, which develops customer management tools for financial services companies, raises $37M in its first-ever funding from Summit Partners (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
4 天前 The pandemic presents the biggest language translation challenge for COVID-19 info, as Wikipedia supports 309 languages, Google Translate 109, and Bing 71 (Gretchen McCulloch/Wired)
4 天前 Chinese gaming company NetEase seeks to raise between $2.6B to $3B in a Hong Kong secondary offering, amid tensions between Beijing and Washington (Financial Times)
4 天前 Samsung's Sero TV, which rotates between landscape and portrait depending on the kind of content, is now available in the US and UK for $1,999 (Jon Porter/The Verge)
4 天前 Cisco says it is postponing the online version of Cisco Live, its major customer event that was scheduled to start Tuesday, amid ongoing protests across the US (Ina Fried/Axios)
4 天前 Trump's fury at Twitter might end up being good for the service by increasing engagement, and thus ad sales, while highlighting its anti-misinformation efforts (Sarah Frier/Bloomberg)
4 天前 In leaked audio from an internal meeting, Mark Zuckerberg says they will re-examine policies around politicians discussing the use of state force on Facebook (Casey Newton/The Verge)
4 天前 Google says YouTube and YouTube TV have more than 100M people in the US watching on TV screens each month, rising 80% YoY in March (Sahil Patel/Wall Street Journal)
4 天前 Twitter suspended the account of a white nationalist group claiming to be an Antifa organization that pushed violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests (NBC News)
5 天前 OpenAI researchers debut GPT-3 language model trained with 175B parameters, far more than GPT-2's biggest version with 1.5B parameters (Khari Johnson/VentureBeat)
5 天前 ConsenSys has helped North American Collegiate League build an Ethereum-based service to make reporting smoother, automate payments for its esports tournaments (Jeff Benson/Decrypt)
5 天前 Twitter restricts a tweet from US House Rep. Matt Gaetz for violating its policy against glorifying violence, after it had been retweeted over 12,000 times (Makena Kelly/The Verge)
5 天前 Gartner says global sales of smartphones to end users declined 20.2% YoY in Q1'20, with Huawei performing the worst out of the top five vendors, down 27.3% YoY (Gartner)
5 天前 A bipartisan group of Senators say they plan to introduce a bill regulating contact-tracing and exposure-notification apps (Tony Romm/Washington Post)
5 天前 Apple pushes iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1, saying it patches the flaw allowing the Unc0ver jailbreak, and also pushes updates for watchOS, tvOS, HomePod, and macOS (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)
5 天前 Sony postpones a PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4 "to allow more important voices to be heard", following similar moves by EA and Google amid protests (Tom Warren/The Verge)
5 天前 Google adds a suite of Bedtime tools to Android, building on its Wind Down feature, to turn on Do Not Disturb and enable grayscale effect, for Pixels first (TechCrunch)
5 天前 Hachette, Penguin Random House, Wiley, HarperCollins sue Internet Archive, saying its project to let users borrow ebooks scanned from books violates copyrights (Elizabeth A. Harris/New York Times)
5 天前 Google pushes an update for its Pixel line, with improved Adaptive Battery, Google Assistant integration with Recorder, a personal safety check scheduler, more (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)
5 天前 In a rare public protest at Facebook, hundreds of employees stage a virtual walkout, pushing back on Zuckerberg's choice to let Trump's inflammatory posts stand (New York Times)
5 天前 Clearpath Robotics raises ~$29M Series C led by Kensington Capital Partners to expand Otto Motors, its autonomous industrial robots division (Meagan Simpson/BetaKit)
5 天前 Samsung launches Access, a new service for US users offering an S20 handset, Microsoft 365, 1TB OneDrive, and more, starting at $37/month (Damien Wilde/9to5Google)
5 天前 Survey: 54% of Americans agree with adding fact-checking labels to Trump tweets; 60%+ say politicians' lies are a bigger threat than censorship on social media (Ina Fried/Axios)
5 天前 Global Disinformation Index report examining 49 sites with COVID-19 disinformation says Google placed ads on 84% of them (Bloomberg)
5 天前 Australian appeals court rules that media companies can be held responsible for defamatory comments posted under stories on their Facebook Pages (Michael Pelly/Australian Financial Review)
5 天前 Researchers: new algorithms aimed at making neural networks more efficient perform as well as old algorithms, suggesting little improvement over 10-year period (Matthew Hutson/Science)
5 天前 Accern, which uses NLP and predictive analytics to create workflow automation and risk management software for financial services industry, raises $13M Series A (Igor Bosilkovski/Forbes)
5 天前 As some Facebook employees publicly express anger, Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook is committing $10M to groups working on racial injustice (Sam Shead/CNBC)
5 天前 Zynga says it will buy Turkish mobile game developer Peak for $1.8B, its biggest acquisition yet; the deal is $900M in cash and $900M in Zynga stock (Bloomberg)
5 天前 Singapore-based Beam, which offers shared electric scooters in Korea, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Taiwan, raises $26M Series A (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)
5 天前 StubHub's co-founder Eric Baker bought back the company for $4B just days before the pandemic brought the live events business to a halt (Noah Kirsch/Forbes)
5 天前 Indian government rejects Walmart-owned Flipkart's proposal to enter the food retail business in the country (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)
5 天前 Alibaba debuts AliExpress Connect, a service to pair influencers with brands and merchants, hoping to attract 100,000+ creators this year with a focus on Europe (Zheping Huang/Bloomberg)
5 天前 Tia Health, the developer of a network of digital wellness apps, clinics, and telehealth services focused on women's health, raises $24M Series A (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)
6 天前 Facebook Shops integration with Shopify is good for Shopify merchants, but using Facebook Checkout limits the upside of Shopify's own payments offering (Ben Thompson/Stratechery)
6 天前 A look at recent statements by tech companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce, regarding racism in America after George Floyd's death (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)
6 天前 Tim Cook, in a memo to staff addressing racism in US, says Apple will give to non-profits like Equal Justice Initiative, match staff donations 2-to-1 in June (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)
6 天前 London-based freight forwarding and supply chain finance startup Beacon raises $15M Series A from investors including 8VC and Jeff Bezos (Mark Kleinman/Sky News)
6 天前 YouTube says it will donate $1M to the Center for Policing Equity, a nonprofit think tank that works with police departments to change discriminatory practices (Kim Lyons/The Verge)
6 天前 Some Walmart staff claim AI-based tech used in stores to prevent shoplifting misidentifies innocuous behavior as theft and often fails to flag actual stealing (Louise Matsakis/Wired)
6 天前 Stitcher releases its first podcasting report, with 10 years of data trends; a pandemic update shows a dip in listening at commute times and a lunchtime rise (Stitcher Blog)
6 天前 Sources: President Trump and Mark Zuckerberg had a phone conversation on Friday that was described by both sides as productive (Mike Allen/Axios)
6 天前 Benchling, which makes software for tracking and managing data from biotech research, raises $50M at a $850M valuation, bringing its total raised to $114M (Amy Feldman/Forbes)
6 天前 US is taking a state-by-state approach to COVID-19 contact tracing apps, which could cause security and privacy issues in addition to hindering interoperability (Andy Greenberg/Wired)
6 天前 Experts discuss plans announced by Coinbase, Genesis Trading, and BitGo to become crypto's "prime brokers" and what that reveals about the state of the industry (Ian Allison/CoinDesk)
6 天前 Internet security group Shadowserver receives $600K over 3 years from Trend Micro and a $400K donation from Internet Society, says it can now operate into 2021 (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)
6 天前 COVID-19 Technology Task Force, an effort to let big tech companies assist White House's pandemic response, beset by disagreements over privacy and other issues (Kirsten Grind/Wall Street Journal)
6 天前 Spain-based Freepik, a freemium vector graphics and stock photos marketplace, acquired by PE firm EQT; local news report says deal values Freepik at €250M (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)
6 天前 Berlin-based smava, an online portal that helps consumers compare loans offered by over 20 banks and lending partners, raises €57M in debt and equity (Annie Musgrove/
6 天前 Pie Insurance, a startup offering an automated online service that provides small businesses with workers' compensation insurance, announces $127M raise (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
6 天前 US to join Global Partnership on AI, set up to counter China's influence in development of AI technologies, becoming the last of the G-7 countries to sign on (Max Chafkin/Bloomberg)
6 天前 The pandemic pushed Amazon to its breaking point, prematurely delivering a future it has been planning for, where whole categories of physical retail are closed (John Herman/New York Times)
7 天前 Grubhub should be thriving during the pandemic; instead, delivery apps' unworkable business model, charging high fees to small restaurants, creates huge losses (Adrianne Jeffries/The Markup)
7 天前 Sources say Huawei has stockpiled up to two years' worth of crucial US chips, focusing on Intel CPUs, to shield its operations from US crackdowns (Nikkei Asian Review)
7 天前 Apple paid a researcher $100K for reporting a flaw in "Sign in with Apple" in April that could have let attackers hijack any user's account on third-party apps (The Hacker News)
7 天前 How, after years of internal deliberations, Twitter finally came to the decision to begin labeling Trump's misleading and violence-glorifying tweets (Kate Conger/New York Times)
7 天前 Microsoft lays off editorial staff at its News and MSN divisions, reportedly affecting around 50 US and 27 UK jobs, as it increases use of AI for news curation (Tom Warren/The Verge)
7 天前 [Thread] Facebook Oversight Board says it is "working hard to set the Board up to begin operating later this year" (Oversight Board/@oversightboard)
7 天前 Comcast is spinning off Blockgraph, its cable TV ad-targeting service, to create a three-way joint venture with ViacomCBS and Charter Communications (Patience Haggin/Wall Street Journal)
7 天前 Waymo to return its fleet to service in Bay Area starting June 8th delivering packages for two non-profits, thus sidestepping "shelter-in-place" regulations (Andrew J. Hawkins/The Verge)
7 天前 A look at the small and independent web, why it's different from the sites that dominate web traffic today, and why it's worth exploring (Parimal Satyal/
7 天前 A behind-the-scenes account of how Kickstarter workers came together to become the first white-collar technology workforce to unionize in US history (Bryce Covert/Wired)
7 天前 A look at the rise of React, an open-source JavaScript library for building user interfaces, led by a small team of developers at Facebook (Chris Stokel-Walker/Increment)
7 天前 Google says it is delaying the Android 11 beta release and virtual launch event that was scheduled for June 3, but the final release is still on track for Q3 (Abner Li/9to5Google)
7 天前 Stack Overflow's annual survey, taken by 65K+ developers: Rust remains most loved language at 86.1%, followed by TypeScript at 67.1%, Python dropped to third (Brandon Vigliarolo/TechRepublic)
7 天前 Mutual aid groups across the US are organizing online via productivity tools like Airtable and Slack to exchange info, coordinate grocery distribution, and more (Kaitlyn Tiffany/The Atlantic)
7 天前 Third-party Amazon sellers are marking products as "collectible" to get around price gouging rules; sellers say the loophole was rarely used before the pandemic (Josh Dzieza/The Verge)
7 天前 Executives at big tech companies have publicly stayed silent on Trump's social media executive order, with many executives thinking it's really aimed at Twitter (Peter Kafka/Vox)
7 天前 Analysis of data: tech companies have cut over 40,000 jobs during the pandemic, led by the travel and transportation sector with 14,250 layoffs (Bloomberg)
8 天前 More questions loom for self-driving cars as the pandemic raises concerns over consumer hygiene tolerance in shared vehicles (Jim Motavalli/New York Times)
8 天前 Interview with Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan on the future of crowdfunding and how the pandemic has impacted the number and types of projects on the site (Ashley Carman/The Verge)
8 天前 Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won't remove Trump's post on Minnesota protests to "enable as much expression as possible", says it doesn't violate its policies (Casey Newton/The Verge)
8 天前 Sources: Tencent is in talks to buy a $200M stake in Warner Music Group in advance of Warner's IPO; the offering is expected to value WMG around $11.7B- $13.3B (Wall Street Journal)
8 天前 Leaked posts show Facebook's decision not to remove Trump's threat of violence is roiling employees, some of whom are calling on execs to reconsider the stance (Casey Newton/The Verge)
8 天前 Facebook says it banned anti-vaccination news site Natural News for using content farms from Macedonia and the Philippines, not for the content it posted (NBC News)
8 天前 Sen. Ted Cruz calls for criminal investigation of Twitter, alleging it is violating US sanctions against Iran by letting Iranian leaders maintain accounts (Margaret Harding McGill/Axios)
8 天前 Biden campaign says he still wants to repeal Section 230, but emphasizes key differences from Trump's EO, like policies for more moderation, rather than less (Makena Kelly/The Verge)
8 天前 Apple announces Powerbeats Pro in four new colors: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue, available June 9 for $249 (Zac Hall/9to5Mac)
8 天前 Trump's war on social media is today's version of the fights between internet message board moderators and aggrieved trolls in the early 2000s (Kevin Roose/New York Times)
8 天前 Amazon confirms Echo Look devices will stop working from July after pulling the Alexa-powered camera in Dec. 2019, offers discounts on Echo Show for Look users (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
8 天前 Sony says it is on track to launch PlayStation 5 this year and has begun manufacturing the console, announces a games-focused event on June 4 (Tim Bradshaw/Financial Times)
8 天前 Twitter and Reddit file an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging a State Department rule that visa applicants must disclose social media handles (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)
8 天前 Uber announces an hourly booking feature that lets people book trips for up to seven hours at a time, for $50 an hour (Dara Kerr/CNET)
8 天前 Tile sends letter to European Commission arguing that recent changes in iOS hinder its product as Apple prepares to launch a competing tracker (Javier Espinoza/Financial Times)
8 天前 Facebook's NPE launches Venue, a "second screen" app where selected well-known personalities will provide commentary and engage with fans during live events (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
8 天前 Zynn, a TikTok clone from ByteDance Chinese rival Kuaishou, pays users to watch videos and has now hit the top of the US iOS App Store following its May debut (Andrew Hutchinson/Social Media Today)
8 天前 Google's concept of federated analytics shows users' privacy can be protected by analyzing a device's data locally and collecting only aggregated results (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
8 天前 Facing an advertising slump, Google rescinds job offers to temporary and contract workers; sources say around 2,000 people are affected globally (Daisuke Wakabayashi/New York Times)
8 天前 Crowdsourced security testing service Synack raises $52M Series D from C5 Capital, B Capital, and others, report says at a nearly $500M valuation (Duncan Riley/SiliconANGLE)
8 天前 Microsoft details its work with Google to improve spellcheck in Chrome and Edge, which now use Windows Spellcheck with better support for URLs, acronyms, more (Tom Warren/The Verge)
8 天前 As Twitter adds a warning to Trump's tweet advocating violence against Minneapolis protesters, so far Facebook and Instagram have left similar posts unchanged (Todd Spangler/Variety)
8 天前 Trump's social media EO, if enacted, would create problems for him, attacking the legal provision that allows inflammatory, harassing, and untruthful messages (New York Times)
8 天前 Didi Chuxing raises $500M led by SoftBank for its autonomous driving division, the first external investment for the fledgling self-driving subsidiary (Lulu Yilun Chen/Bloomberg)
8 天前 Twitter adds a rule violation notice to Trump's tweet threatening Minneapolis protestors, saying it glorifies violence; users must click to see the tweet (Ina Fried/Axios)
8 天前 Global shipments of wearable devices reached 72.6M units in Q1, growing 29.7% YoY, with Apple shipping 21.2M units for a 29.3% market share (IDC)
8 天前 Google releases Android Studio 4.0, with Motion Editor for making MotionLayout animations and tools to allow previewing apps in 3D and in multiple screen sizes (Kyle Bradshaw/9to5Google)

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